With a newborn, a toddler, a house on the market, and trying to get organised for the new house, life is a little crazy!
So, when you don’t have time, it’s best to find a quick way to get in exercise.
I’m training twice a week with my PT Rosalie Watson for one hour when I have a babysitter (my Mum or hubby), but I was able to squeeze in a quick workout while my Mum watched the monitor (Cooper slept), and Belle was at daycare.
All it took was 27 minutes! And, I got the text saying Cooper had woken up just as I finished – perfect!
Here it is, it consists of three circuits, always using the step. I had to stop running about halfway through as was starting to trip (hello fatigue!), so just increased the box height and stepped up and down as quickly as possible.
- Step run up and down, 1 minute
- Press ups (knees) 10-15
I’m putting a disclaimer right up the top. Please note, I am not a physiotherapist or personal trainer, I am simply sharing what I’ve learnt from my recent pregnancy about Abdominal Separation (Diastasis Recti) prevention and care.
Diastasis Recti is something I feel passionate about – particularly that there could be more awareness of the effects on a woman’s body during and post pregnancy.
This blog covers; what is Diastasis Recti, how to use your body and exercises to do, and avoid.
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What is Diastasis Recti (DR)?
Definition: Diastasis recti is a fairly common condition of pregnancy and postpartum in which the right and left halves of Rectus Abdominis muscle spread apart at the body’s mid line fascia, the linea alba.