Let’s say you have a goal. It could be any goal. Learning to cook, perhaps. Taking up camping. Knitting a scarf. It doesn’t really matter. The point is that you have a goal. What’s the first thing you do to achieve it?
If you’re like a lot of people, the answer is clear: buy stuff!
Then once you assemble your shiny new pots and pans, high-tech outdoors gear or organic wool yarn, your sense of satisfaction is so strong that it feels like you’ve accomplished your goal already. So you take the stuff for a test drive once or twice and then move on to your next
Such was the case with my goal to strengthen my post-baby belly.
I began researching postpartum abdominal workouts while still pregnant. I discovered that improper technique (“crunches”) can do more harm than good — causing further separation of the abdominal wall. After reading positive reviews, I ordered Bounce Back Fast! from BeFit-Mom. It came with a neon orange fitness band.
I was ready!
Now . . . nearly 15 months later . . . I’m giving it a try! (Oops.)
The routine focus on strengthening the transverse abdominis — also known as the corset muscle (I like the sound of that). The moves are rather subtle, so I’m surprised by how sore my muscles were this morning. (I started yesterday.)
My main goal is to strengthen my core so that I have less (no?) back and shoulder pain. A flatter stomach would be an added bonus. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What do you do for an ab/core routine? Is a postpartum workout silly this late in the game?
PLEASE NOTE: I purchased the Bounce Back Fast DVD with my own money and receive nothing if you purchase it through the link above. For my philosophy on discussing products on Angie Anew, visit my disclosure page.