The weekly “little of this, like of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
I mentioned that my sisters and I are working out.
Anyone who might be tempted to become intimidated by my modest workout routine may observe my highly sophisticated equipment selection as a reminder that I do not consider myself a workout-y person. (That is a kid-sized soccer ball, currently and very stylishly serving my compression-exercise needs. The towel is another advanced workout instrument, frequently referred to by insiders as a “rolled-up towel.”)
But I do want to share about this particular routine, as we have received a review subscription to a program that we think might be of benefit to our readers. I’m going to write about it in detail when I’ve completed it, but for now I’ll just let you know that it’s out there, in case you (like me a little over a month ago) don’t know that it exists.
The program is designed specifically for post-partum women. It targets diastasis recti and core and pelvic floor issues, but can also be for post-partum weight loss. I was looking for solutions for my diastasis recti condition after this second pregnancy and found this program that, frankly, seems a lot more realistic and holistic than any other approach I’ve come upon.
It’s called the Mutu System. It’s a “system” because it provides instructions not only for specific exercises, but also for daily habits and eating that, all together, address the core-related problems that moms suffer. Rosie, Suki, and I are doing it and are pretty much keeping up with each other, although not perfectly in sync. I’m currently in Week 4 of twelve weeks. I can tell you that, so far, I am feeling stronger, more energetic, and I think I can sense my diastasis resolving somewhat, although I know not to expect immediate results on that front.
(Full disclosure: this is not an affiliate link. I will wait until we’re done with the program to give you my full review and tell you if I think it’s worth your money! At that time I may use an affiliate link, but only if we decide it’s a worthwhile product. We want you assure you that we are not selling out, and that we value your trust!)
Right off the bat, though, if you’re interested in this topic, I can recommend the site through which I learned about MuTu: Diastasis Rectified. This post (and others on her blog) continues to be a helpful resource to me as I try to heal my core and keep my body in good health and shape for child-bearing.
Other links this week!
I know that my mom provided some reading on Justice Scalia last week, but I do have some more.
- Father Schall writes about not the man, but the man’s funeral service: A Reminder of What Life is Really About. Reading this makes me strongly wish that I had been there!
- He references the homily by our dear Father Scalia, which you should take some time (15 min) to watch:
- Also from Catholic World Report, a clarifying piece about a confusing topic: Contraception, Congo Nuns, Choosing the Lesser Evil, and Conflict of Commandments.
- Also related to religious sisters: an introduction to Blessed Julia Rodzińska, the “Angel of Stutthof Concentration Camp.“
- A quick item for women to pass on to their menfolk: How to Bless your Children.
- As recommended in The Little Oratory, praying the Liturgy of the House in “the King’s English” will be a wonderful formation of beauty in the home, as well, of course, as joining the family in worship. David Clayton explains this new volume and what it might mean for families who want to pray together — The Anglican Ordinariate Divine Office – A Wonderful Gift for Lay People and Hope for the Transformation of Western Culture. As David mentions in the post, you can buy the book from Book Depository –– cheaper than Amazon and free shipping!
Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of young people and religious novices!