diastasis recti

Abdominoplasty update

I am 10 weeks post abdominoplasty and recovery has been challenging, just not in the ways I originally anticipated. Going into surgery, I was concerned about things such as implications to my pelvic health function (no history of symptoms, but was concerned about the potential of them due to pressure changes), and long term athleticism. …

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Abdominoplasty Recovery

As I write this, I am five days post mini abdominoplasty and breast re-shaping (tissue was removed and an implant was added so size stays the same, but shape and management of the breast tissue is improved). Going into surgery was really intimidating. I struggled with the choice of this surgery, because of the recovery …

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Journey with Lindsey Valenzuela

CrossFit Games Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela Trusts the Postpartum Process Let’s #flashbackfriday with Lindsey Valenzuela.  Lindsey is a longtime friend and first pro athlete who let me help guide her pregnancy and postpartum athleticism chapters. (Follow the P&PA coaches and athletes at @pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism and Lindsey on Instagram @liftlikelindsey). We didn’t actually start working together as coach/athlete until the beginning of …

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Part 1: diastasis recti, abdominoplasty & considerations for the female athlete

I have (mostly, uncomfortably, incredibly anxiously) decided to get an abdominoplasty early next year. I can’t believe I am writing this, nevertheless committing to even considering it. It feels heavy, embarrassing, complicated and overwhelming to share, but it’s important for me, and maybe for you. Before you read the last chapters of a long, long …

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