This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Natalie Hodson, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #abscorepelvicfloor http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV
Becoming a mom is one of the most exciting and overwhelming experiences we’ll ever have as women. One thing I don’t think any of us fully anticipate is how we’ll actually feel about our bodies when it’s all said and done.
We get a mom pooch that feels like it’ll never go away. We wind up with Diastasis Recti. We suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction that causes us to pee when we sneeze or jump. And we’re embarrassed to talk about it.
In a valiant attempt to get our pre-baby bodies back, many of us attempt to start working out as soon as possible postpartum. We join plank challenges with our friends. We hire personal trainers. We work out while the baby is napping instead of resting ourselves.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what most of us don’t need.
Most of us actually need to slow down and start from the beginning. That’s what I learned from the Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor 30 day program that was created by personal trainer Natalie Hodson and Dr. Monique Middlekauf, a specialist in pelvic floor dysfunction.
Whether you’re 6 weeks postpartum or 20 years postpartum (or beyond) and still can’t get your abdomen or pelvic floor functioning optimally, then you’ll want to check out this 30-day program.
I’ll be honest. I’d sit and listen to friends talk about their postpartum bladder leakage issues, and I’d always feel so very grateful that I’d never had any bladder leakage issues.
And then it happened. We got our oldest daughter a trampoline for her birthday. She really wanted me to jump on it, so I did.
I felt a wetness I had never felt before and I was mortified. How did that happen? Well I guess I really hadn’t jumped much since having babies.
And then I discovered Natalie Hodson’s 30 day Abs, Core, & Pelvic Floor program. I learned all of the things I had done wrong over the years.
I tried to go right back to working out how I had before babies. I participated in those plank challenges. And I got frustrated because things just didn’t go the way I had hoped they would.
Little did I know that I should never had jumped right in! Instead, I should have taken it slow and worked more on my posture and some basic pelvic floor exercises, which is what I’m doing now.
I’d heard of Distasis Recti, but didn’t really know how to diagnose it. The book that comes with this program gives a really simple way to figure out if you have it. Fortunately, I don’t, but my pelvic floor definitely needs some care.
The book and the videos have been very helpful with that. I love that all of the exercises are simple exercises I can do at home whenever I have time. And I don’t need any special equipment either.
All I have needed so far is the program materials, a yoga mat and a chair. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you can do the exercises on a towel or on the floor.
The exercises don’t take long either! My 7-year old snapped a pic of me practicing my posture.
I’m looking forward to working through the entire 30-day program to strengthen my abs, core and pelvic floor! Then I’ll be back to working out on a regular schedule like I used to.
Learn more about this life changing Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor Program over on Natalie’s website!