- Leg Press
- Seated Hamstring Curl
- Leg extension
- Leg abduction
- Leg adduction
I finished up at home with my MuTu System ab routine which involves several variations of planks and other exercises designed to mend my diastasis recti.
While on the elliptical, I read a motivational quote in Shape magazine that I think is relevant for all of us ladies. Jay Cardiello says, Being fit isn't just about your reflection in the mirror; it involves how you feel and move, as well as how your health affects the people in your life, including you children, family and friends. If you focus on those elements rather than your appearance, you will see a transformation. It was exactly what I needed to read as I continue to struggle with body image issues, especially in the stomach region after the birth of my twin boys. I don't like what I see in the mirror, even though it is slowly improving. I need to focus on what really matters--my health and fitness, my wonderful family who means the world to me, all the blessings I have in my life. When I think about things that way, my stomach issue doesn't seem to matter as much. Time is on my side and I know my hard work will pay off in time. When I see how my fitness level affects me as a mother and how staying in shape allows me to keep up with my twin boys, I know I see the transformation he is referring to. As I get stronger every day, I continue to improve myself as a mother, as a wife, and as a friend. I hope you can see the transformation in yourself as well and if not, get out there and make it happen. Fitness is about way more than the reflection in the mirror. Embrace it!
I'd love to hear your thoughts. What motivates you? How do you stay focused on what really matters in life?