I can't believe I'm finished with MuTu!
I completed the 12-week program, and I'd like to share my final thoughts and results with y'all.
If you'd like to start from the beginning, here are my previous posts about my MuTu journey:
First of all I'm going to go over my review of the MuTu system, and then I'll get down to the results.
- You are introduced to the system pretty gradually to keep you from getting overwhelmed.
- The exercises are very low impact. Except for one exercise in the final phase, there's no crazy jumping around. Great for moms that have bladder issues, joint issues, or just don't like jumping around.
- Wendy keeps her shirt on in all of the videos. I know this is a personal preference, but I appreciate how she keeps a bit more modest than a lot of fitness instructors, especially considering that her program is geared towards moms that have children possible working out with them.
- You can purchase the program and get instant online access. This also means that you can do your workouts anywhere from any device. No stuffing DVDs in your purse.
- If my back is hurting, it will go away after I do a workout.
- The program requires quite a bit of equipment. For some workouts, you need a different piece of equipment for each move. I know equipment can be a good way to get your body in shape, but I prefer to just use body weight plus a few hand weights.
- The music gets kind of old. Some of the videos are better, but in some the music is like a 10 second loop. I also prefer more upbeat, lively music.
- Instead of Wendy talking to you during the workout, she's simply doing the moves with her voiceover. I like it when an instructor is talking while they're working out - it feels more like we're in it together, if that makes sense. Haha.
- Wendy doesn't seem super excited about the whole thing. Some people might prefer a more chill instructor, but I like it when they're peppy or intense.
- There are three things that you need to remember to do each day: take a walk, do the core exercises, and do the intensive workout (this is only required 3-5 times a week). I prefer the workout to be all-in-one. Also, that would be quite a bit for someone that's new to fitness to do.
- The moves are not very intuitive. You really have to concentrate to make sure you have the proper form. I'm still not sure if I was doing all of the moves correctly!
MUTU SYSTEM RESULTS
Here are my beginning and ending stats:
- Waist: 26 3/4 inches
- Belly: 28 inches
- Diastasis gap: 2 1/2-3 fingers
- Waist: 26 inches
- Belly: 27 1/2-3/4 inches
- Diasasis gap: 2 - 2 1/2 fingers
So I lost about 3/4 of an inch from my waist, about 1/4-1/2 of an inch from my belly, and my diastasis closed maaaaybe half of a finger. I do feel like it's closing above and below my belly button, but it's still around 2 1/2 fingers right at my belly button.
My results are a little disappointing to me. I didn't work out every single day like the program stated. Life happens, and I like a day of rest. But I feel like a system shouldn't require you to work out every day of the week to give you results.
That being said, I am now back to my pre-pregnancy measurements. And my back pain has improved. I just wish I would have been able to close my gap more.
WHERE I'M GOING FROM HERE
I'm going to take a few weeks to regroup and decide what fitness program I'd like to do next. My diastasis recti isn't healed, but I think I'll go ahead and do some non-tummy-safe workouts and try to keep really good form.
I also want to start training to be able to do a pull-up! That's one of my big fitness goals.
Let me know what your favorite workout programs are!