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Here I was, a soon to be mom over 40 standing at 5 foot nothing, carrying two beefy Chitalian boys. Not once during my pregnancy was I ever aware or educated of the great battle that was to come. Four months after giving birth, a landscaper came by to give us a quote to fix our backyard. The first thing he said to me was “congratulations, when are you due?” DUE? I just gave birth to two 6 lbs. 12oz twin boys! My OBGYN said my uterus had shrunk back to its normal size (that was 2 months after post pregnancy). I still look pregnant? Are you kidding me? Needless to say, he didn’t get the job (LOL! no, it was not the comment, he was way too expensive!).
During the first few months while learning the ropes of being a first time mom to twin boys, I got so caught up in this overwhelming yet rewarding roller coaster ride that I had neglected myself. I had this naive belief that if I continued to eat healthy and practice yoga, I would go back to my pre-baby body size. Whoa was I ever wrong! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome to the stage… The Mommy Tummy.
Alas, there’s a reason to this madness. It’s called Diastasis Recti! What I didn’t know was that certain yoga poses would worsen the condition! It was a vicious cycle with no end, at least that’s what I thought. My husband, bless his heart, still thought I looked sexy…sexy? Had he lost his mind? The worst part was my clothes no longer fit me! Lord oh lord…MY CLOTHES, the clothes that I had spent thousands of dollars on throughout the years. I nearly fainted with the thought of spending more $$ to get a whole new wardrobe just so that I can hide that tummy. Think of the styles that I would be limited to…no way Jose! I knew I had to do something drastic.
I searched high and low and found limited resources out there to help me combat the battle of the Mommy Tummy without having to go under the knife again. After a long and arduous search, I finally found the Mommy Tummy technique program. After three months of practicing the Mommy Tummy techique, I started gradually incorporating my home yoga practice along with a light jogging routine that my husband and I enjoy with our kids in their stroller.
Who needs costly gym memberships and expensive surgeries. No battle is too big for anyone, not even for me at 5 foot nothing :)