By Jacqueline Presley, Miss July 2015
OK, Imma talk about a “womanly” issue. Not tampons, don’t worry. Those of us who have had children: you might be experiencing something I have. I’ve become a box. I’m talking about my waist. Where I used to have curves, there are no curves. Do you know what I mean? Here’s an example:
Do you see it? My waist is like a square. It used to not be. Here’s what’s going on under there: It’s called Diastasis Recti. You can read more about it here.
I didn’t just have 2 pregnancies, I also had a c-section. They literally went in there & pushed those muscles aside to get the baby (Katie) out. I have tried everything to bring those muscles back together. Nothing has worked well. A couple of months ago I read an article about Kim Kardashian doing waist training & I began to read more about how to do it properly. Basically, you wear a corset through the process of exercising & eating right. The combination is dramatic. Within 1 week, I noticed a difference. Week 2, I was able to wear the next size down in pants (without the corset on) & I hadn’t lost any weight. It puts the muscles where they should be as I exercise, so they get stronger in the right place. I’m starting to get my curve back:
You should definitely try it!
Note: Arkansas Women Bloggers does not promote or condone any specific weight management or fitness regime. The opinions above are of the specific author of this piece and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Arkansas Women Bloggers. Always consult your physician before beginning any new health program.