Ah, consistency. The bane of my existence. I have struggled with this throughout the program. I try to just do the exercises as soon as I remember, but often I’ll realize that I totally forgot all day until right before I go to bed. I can engage my transverse, and even do some transverse holds, but I often forget the pulses and many of the stretches. I can do active sitting in the car, in church or at my table during meals. I need to find a way to raise up my laptop so I’m no looking down so much, because I know it leads me to slump.


I loved this week’s video was about advanced lifestyle integration. Basically, how to do everything you’ve learned up to this point, while you live your life. I know that I do things in the course of my life that aren’t ideal for my core. I’m trying to replacing bending with squatting and kneeling. I’m focusing on active sitting and proper posture even if it means working at the kitchen table when I’d rather be on the couch. Yes, I still have to pick up my 35 lb two year old and haul him through parking lots or up the stairs. Sometimes I throw him over my shoulder in a fireman style carry or hold him across my middle and engage my core. Other times I grab and go. Your body was designed for life. But my body has been damaged and needs time to heal. But I can’t give up living to do it. That’s what I love about Kelly. She doesn’t say “never do this” (except maybe for crunches) but she does give you better options and helps you make ideal choices when possible.

Just for a quick update: I measured my diastasis and it has shrunk slightly. I’d guess 1.5 fingers and I can feel the strength of the surrounding muscles. That being said, I know that I still have some work to do regarding healthy weight (the BMI system is really stacked against someone who is only 5’2”) and I want to add more aerobic exercise back into my life. Truthfully, I want to run again, but I don’t know if I’m prepared to deal with the expense of proper shoes and the probable doctor’s visit to figure out my recurring foot pain that is only caused by running. But my church is organizing running groups to train for the Runner’s World Half Festival again and I’d love to be part of it, maybe even a 10 K this time. We’ll see, but thanks to The Tummy Team and Fit2B my core will be ready no matter what.

Tummy Team Week 7: Challenge

The Tummy Team Core Foundations Online Program

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Repairing My Core: Reviewing the Core Foundations 8-week Online Training Program with the Tummy Team 

Tummy Team Week 1: Awareness

Tummy Team Week 2: Connection

Tummy Team Week 3: Neutral Pelvis and Core Strength

My Skype Session with Kelly Dean

Tummy Team Week 4: Pelvic Floor

Tummy Team Week 5: Neutral Rib Alignment and Core Endurance


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The Tummy Team