Prolapse, diastasis, and hernias (oh my!) & other things they don’t tell you about being postpartum

I've never seen a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist (PFPT). I drove to the appointment not knowing what to expect. I have carried three babies to term, had 3 vaginal deliveries, tears to my perineum, experienced urinary incontinence, diastasis recti (DR) and have an umbilical hernia. I was the prime candidate for assessment. After my second child I … Continue reading Prolapse, diastasis, and hernias (oh my!) & other things they don’t tell you about being postpartum

9 Things Diastasis Recti Has Taught Me About Life

You can have a 6-pack and a weak core. You can lift 200 pounds and have a weak core. You can look ripped from the outside and be ripped on the inside. A strong core does more than make you look aesthetically pleasing in a bikini. It successfully manages and transfers load so that load isn’t damaging to your body.

Delivering Asher

I woke up at 4 a.m. after having 3 contractions. They weren’t very painful but were more significant than the Braxton Hicks contractions I’d been having for weeks, and were uncomfortable enough that I couldn’t remain laying in bed as they were happening. As I got up I felt a significant change in the amount … Continue reading Delivering Asher

Fat Shaming is Not Fitspiration

I’m getting pretty sick of the fat shaming; negative body image endorsing posts by those in fitness masquerading as concern. Today, I read a post shared by Cassie Young regarding a fitness trainer reaching out to her via Twitter, after she announced her engagement, to offer his services to help her lose weight for her big day. … Continue reading Fat Shaming is Not Fitspiration

How are Fit Bodies Supposed to Manifest?

Remember that fitness model that had six pack abs at 6 months pregnant? Yeah, that's definitely not me!  Lately I’ve been growing tired of the old “if I can do it then you can do it too” narrative. Truth is, just because they can do it, it doesn’t mean that you can do it too. … Continue reading How are Fit Bodies Supposed to Manifest?

Why No Excuses is Ruining Women’s Bodies

In the 5 years between leaving university and having my first child I lived a pretty sedentary lifestyle. In February 2011 I had my first child, and in January 2013 I had my second child. After having my second child I noticed my belly remained distended postpartum. I had always been naturally skinny, and never … Continue reading Why No Excuses is Ruining Women’s Bodies

This Is Not Health…But I Look Good!

They asked me what my excuse was. They told me they had kids, a 6 pack and no excuses. They challenge me to be accountable for the way I looked. They told me I didn’t look healthy enough. "So what does it take to have a 6 pack?" I asked myself.