Does your uterus hang low, does it wobble to and fro? We can fix that. Read a great success story of core recovery from one of our students- Brannan Sirratt Has been attending TerraFit classes for about 3 weeks. She has had incredible results and was kind enough to share her story with us!
“Before I can explain my experience with TerraFit, you’ve gotta know a bit of my background. We can go back as far as childhood, if you’d like, when I’d spend hours reading the dictionary. Or middle school, where my best friend and I would while away the time insulting each other in our foreign languages of choice – Latin for her, Hebrew for me – just for kicks. Maybe just high school, where I paced my (home schooled) schoolwork to just leave the “good” subjects for my senior year: literature and astronomy.
I might be a big of a bookworm. My husband and I met on the debate team…OK, I’m a nerd. Give me books and fabric and yarn and Excel and I’m happy for life. Have you noted what all of those have in common? Sitting. Or laying, to be fair. I can mix it up.
Now, let’s throw in the mix 3 children each born two years apart, from the year after high school graduation until 2010. All while working from home, on my trusty laptop on the couch. I had good intentions to be fit. I would walk and…stuff. But my heart has never been in fitness, and there’s always the couch…
After my third was born, I was ready to invest in ME and really work on taking care of myself, body and mind. I made some changes. I started running (horribly. I’ll explain in a bit.) I really did try, but my core was completely wrecked. My ab muscles had separated to the point of tearing, and they weren’t going back. This left me looking pregnant and feeling miserable. When you already don’t love fitness, looking more and more pregnant is not the result that will keep you going.
Turns out, I was doing everything all wrong. I know this now, because I started going to TerraFit classes (really more like personal training sessions) at 18 weeks along in this, my fourth pregnancy. Jennifer brought me in, literally drew me pictures, and explained why the separation was happening and, therefore, why I was just making it worse. It’s not just about not-doing-enough, it’s about how your posture is, how and where you sit, back strength, butt strength, and a whole host of factors. She launched me right into a “deceptively challenging” course of core recovery. It includes various versions of sitting, standing, breathing, and laying down, that all make me shake and wait for that blessed “And 4…3…2…1…”
It’s so worth it, though, because after 3 weeks of classes, I’ve gone from literally feeling my abs pop throughout the day and being able to swish my completely un-anchored uterus around — to my abs aching IN THE MIDDLE OF MY BELLY and my uterus pulling in from the bottom up. Just like zipping my growing belly into that too-tight hoodie I don’t want to retire just yet. I can’t even stress how amazing it is to feel my abs in the center and not on either side.
I won’t lie. My first week, because it was really my first foray into fitness even a little and because I had so much core work to be done, I was miserable. I laid on my side at home, sore from head to toe, crying because I couldn’t even sit right. Score one for preggo hormones. But the thought of being able to recover from this pregnancy – and the cumulative damage of all four pregnancies in close succession – is phenomenal. It gives me hope, and for that, even this nerdy bookworm couch cuddler can do just one more wall sit.”
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