Yal I got diastasis recti. Bad. Again. Over 4 finger widths at my postpartum appointment. The midwife said PT or therapy and I knew I had to get my ish together.
I literally hadn’t been doing ANYTHING not wearing my binder not doing any exercises, nothing. I was bitter. It wasn’t fair I had to. I should enjoy this time. Blah blah blah all that ish sounds good on Instagram but the truth is I AINT TRYNA GET SURGERY. This isn’t about vanity. DR can make everything hard because without core strength, running, walking, standing, it’s all hard. Not to mention how it looks.
I have 3. All are over 4 years old.
The left is from the hospital after having LB, middle I ordered from amazon once the left was too big, and right I ordered to sleep in because the Velcro ones irritate my skin or slip off. When I’m not binding (12 hours a day, but most of them when i sleep) I wear my dreaded spanx.
I hate them all. I hate binding. But I also hate pain and surgery so I’ll wear them until my ab separation is less than 2 finger widths.
I’m at about 3- 3.5 now in just 5 days. (I was at over 4).
I can’t say enough how fitness isn’t about vanity. You give your body what it needs, or you pay for prescriptions and surgeons and ish.