Untargeted and nonspecific exercise, unless it’s delivered by a post-natal rehab specialist with a heck of a lot of expertise, is contradictive. What that means is not only is it not the best choice, it is harmful and will likely cause potential problems to become further ingrained. Katarina, (testimonial on our home page www.mumtothecore.com) came to me after doing just that; pounding the pavement and doing ab crunches thinking she was helping herself, only to find out it was making matters worse for her body.
"Will the Mum to the Core program work for me and my body type?"
Yes. It is designed to target very specific areas working from the inside out. Any mother who follows through with the program will see and feel a measurable, positive difference. We understand mums come in all shapes and sizes, however if you’re not sure about your body type and whether this program will work for you – please email me or use the Facebook messenger button (below right) to discuss your situation.
"I had my child over 3 – 5 years ago. Is it too late to gain the benefits of this program?"
No. I’ve had mums with 4 year old kids and children around the toddler age group do this program with incredible results, some have even closed the gap completely. I was even shocked myself. However, it’s often women in this category coming to us who were either, too exhausted when their baby was 6 months, or didn’t know and thought they’d be just fine. Problems start to present themselves that a traditional “core” workout just doesn’t solve.
"I’ve heard this program only requires 10 mins a day of exercises… however I’m really not sure how I’ll be able to find the time or energy to do this (I’m exhausted!!)? "
As a mother I know exactly how you feel. I was going through a divorce and my father had passed away, all before my angel Gisele was 3 years old. I was a wreck, and physically and emotionally drained. In times like these it became so much more important to find and create small time slots throughout each day that I could invest back into my own health and well-being. And I realise that is easier said than done, but it was paramount to holding my space for any sanity and therefore the well-being of my girl. This program works best when practiced daily, however we have mums who have experienced fantastic results without being able to commit to the full program. Remember, something is better than nothing. You will have the program to keep as long as you need so you can always come back to it with renewed energy down the track.
"I feel guilty investing time and money into myself when I should spend it on raising my baby."
Self-care is the most important gift you can give yourself, for yourself, your partner and most importantly your child/children. Yes, your life is an utter blessing and you’re immensely grateful for your beautiful family. However, if you’re like me, that busyness, messiness, hectic taking care of others plus working absolutely will take its toll… it absolutely will. It takes planning, but making your own self-care a priority also sets a valuable example for those you love most in life.
Think of taking care of yourself as kinda like the ‘airplane scenario’… in an emergency, if the oxygen masks fall down from the cabin ceiling, adult passengers (& parents) are instructed to fit the mask to themselves first… THEN fit the mask to their children. The reasoning here is that if you fail to fit yourself first then you are at risk of passing out and becoming completely helpless to your children who may not be able to fit the oxygen masks properly on their own. The more you can take care of yourself, the better you are able to help others including your young ones :)
"I would like to join the MTTC program but it’s a little too pricey for me."
Hmm… this one’s a good one. I’ve seen so many women spend so much money on expensive therapists in order to try and heal something which they could have healed with a little effort and a lot less money. Medical bills for incontinence-related surgery, years of doctors and physio visits, and all the other costs that will accumulate if you ignore the root cause… In that context, how could you afford not to do this program? Think of this as an investment into the future well-being of your body, and realise that it will save you a lot more $$ down the track!