I’m Not Religious, But I Still Have Beliefs

I am not religiousThat’s right, I said it. I don’t identify myself as religious, however I am definitely not Atheist either.

So what does that mean?

When someone asks me what my beliefs are, it’s not easy to answer. I don’t say, “I’m (fill in the blank)” and them just understand what that means. I have to literally explain what I believe. I’m often left feeling like I just made something up on the spot after I’m done explaining. It feels as though I need to be part of an organized religion for my beliefs to be taken seriously.

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Diastasis Recti – Why Post-Pregnancy Exercising Can Cause More Damage

When a woman gets pregnant, the focus of every doctor appointment is obviously the health of the baby and mom. As the pregnancy progresses, so do the changes of her body.

So much emphasis is put on getting stretch marks and gaining weight that they seem to become the main focus around post-pregnancy self care. Women flock to buy stretch mark creams to diminish the look of stretch marks they received during their pregnancy. They eagerly await their 6 week check-up to get the go ahead to start working out and drop those extra pregnancy pounds.

But what if working out was actually working against getting back in shape? This is the case for many unsuspecting new moms.

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