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- Kate Hudson shared a funny new post-workout video on her Instagram stories.
- In the video, the actress strains and grunts as she attempts to “reconnect” her abs.
- Kate appears to be dealing with diastasis recti, which occurs when the abdominal rectus muscles separate.
Kate Hudson just shared a video to Instagram stories to open up to her fans about the problem: her not-quite-reconnected abs.
In the post, the mom of three has just finished her workout and filmed herself in the mirror. (She looks ah-mazing and super fit in her sports bra and leggings ensemble.) Kate strains and grunts as she attempts to reconnect her abs. It seems the mom may be dealing with diastasis recti.
FYI: “The condition happens when your abdominal rectus muscles separate and the tissue between the muscles thins,” Melissa Walsh, M.D., ob-gyn, attending physician in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health at Montefiore Health System, previously told Women’s Health. The (sort of) good news is that although diastasis recti can be uncomfortable (sometimes causing lower back pain), it’s more of a cosmetic issue than a medical one.
Kate doesn’t seem concerned. After all, while there are measures you can take to minimize your risk, it’s not always possible to prevent diastasis recti. And strengthening the core postpartum usually helps resolve the issue. She laughs and lets out groans in the video: “Did my workout. My abs. Arghhhh. Arghhh. Can’t get ‘em. Arghhh. It’s not working!” She also writes on the video, “still trying to reconnect I guess.”
Tbh, her not quite reconnected abs are looking very defined. (Kate’s post-baby abs already made their grand debut when she modeled her friend’s underwear line). The actress says she’s been working hard in the gym and eating healthy as a Weight Watchers celeb ambassador after giving birth to her youngest, Rani, last October.
Kate set a weight loss goal of 25 pounds in December and has shared progress updates along the way. She previously shared: “Health and wellness is my number one, and I always say what works for me doesn’t work for everyone.”