After 20 months of wondering, I've finally learned the truth. I have diastasis.
Which basically means that my stomach muscles separated during pregnancy because I was so freaking huge. And that without a whole lotta specific ab type of work, I will never get my body "back" to the way it used to be.
I'd brought up my concerns to a couple of pilate instructors in the past about this, but (without examining me) they declared that I probably didn't have it because I'm fairly thin. And I am. But, no matter what, there's this poochy, jiggly, sticky outy belly thing going on.
Even the trainer who examined me on Tuesday initially said I didn't have it.
And then she stuck two fingers straight into my stomach. It's so freaky.
Where I live, there's a stroller fit class once a week (for free) and I did it for the first time on Tuesday (after 20 months! Go me! Haha.) She's trained in the Julie Tupler technique and I don't know....maybe I'll see about some sessions with her to try to get rid of it and strengthen my core.
I admit there's 1/2 of me that says "You're 42, you had twins, who cares?" And the other less self-assured 1/2 that says "You're only 42, why not look your best and get rid of the mummy tummy?"
Anyone else get this and have you done any work on it--like the Tupler technique?
Here's a link to some great before and after photos. If I do this, I'm aiming for #12!