I've noticed a huge difference in my abs since I have started working on my diastasis! The main way to fix or heal it appears to be sucking it in... hard... as much and as often as possible. So that is what I have been doing, and the difference from the first day to now is incredible! I can suck my stomach in so much farther and the diastasis has gone from 4 fingers to 2, so that is an improvement to say the least!
I found a video on Dr Oz's website about it and how to do the exercises to heal it, and I just did them. Man, my abs hurt like you wouldn't believe! It is nice being able to set a goal and work on something.
Our Halloween costumes came in the mail today and they look really awesome! I am going as the Queen of Hearts and while I am still sad that I am over 200 lbs this year for Halloween I picked an awesome costume that is flattering and not slutty, it hides all of my problem areas quite well, and shows off my great assets without embarrassing anybody. Hahaha :) Notice I said "anybody" and not "me" because I am not the type who gets embarrassed easily.
I've been putting lots of miles on my bike recently. Over the last couple of days I managed to clock in over 20 miles. I am trying harder resistances which means I can't go for as long but it does stretch out my legs and gets the burn going, so that's okay. I am trying to work my way up to pedaling longer, though the harder is certainly helping.
I've been lifting my hand weights and doing tricep extensions, trying to firm up my bat wings and make them a little smaller and tighter. It's quite the work out.
I also got some new makeup in the mail today. It was a gift from Brian for my birthday, but it took a while to ship. It's the bareMinerals make up and I love it! It made my face feel... smooth, silky, perfect, and it really feels like I am not wearing anything at all. It came with two colors in my starter kit, one for light skin and one for a medium glow... well I am very light skinned, so I can't use the medium. Maybe I'll give it to my mom if she wants to try it (lemme know madre)
I have another gift on the way, still in transit. It's the Martha Stewart knit and weave loom. I am so excited to try it out! I am able to make all sorts of things on it, from baby toys to blankets to scarves and bags, it will be so much fun to play with. I have no idea what to make first hehe :)
We took Brian's mom out to lunch and I learned some interesting facts. Brian got bacterial meningitis as a toddler and almost died. I knew he had gotten the meningitis but I didn't think it was that serious. She said for the first 48 hours it was touch and go, and that the doctor said he would have hearing problems and back problems later in life. That makes sense now, why he can never hear me. Surprise! so I have been more patient and slow to anger now that I know it's not his fault. I also try telling him things while I am looking at him so I know that he can see me and is paying attention. After lunch, his mom took me shopping for a belated birthday gift (I love late gifts- makes my birthday seem extra long) and I got a lovely dress that was $45 marked all the way down to $16!! So that was quite a steal :)
Well that's pretty much all that I have to say. Have a good one all :)