When she said, “Yes, I pee my pants when I run but I can’t give up running because I need it for my sanity,” I about lost my mind.
Now I don't want you to hang up your running shoes, but this is an all too common statement from women who find me for the first time.
And I simply respond with this:
>>Because all of that is possible, all you need to take a step back so that you can reconnect with your body in a way that you never have before.<<
Many women are told that leaking a little or peeing their pants when they workout, jump rope or run is completely “normal”. I am here to tell you ladies…this is NOT normal and CAN be reversed and prevented.
If you experience incontinence (peeing your pants or leaking), this is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. It’s also the first signs of pelvic floor dysfunction and if left untreated, can results in pelvic organ prolapse (organs falling out).
So…what can you do to start preventing incontinence?
1. The first step is learning about your pelvic floor. What many don’t realize is your pelvic floor is actually much bigger than you may think. Your pelvic floor is a diamond shape that runs from the tip of your pubic bone to the back of your bum (anus) and from sits bone to sits bone (bony parts of your bum).
2. Now, let’s talk about properly strengthening your pelvic floor. Many are taught that the most effective way to strengthen your pelvic floor is by doing Kegels. Kegels only work the front part of your pelvic floor and if done incorrectly, can actually cause incontinence. Throughout all my programs, I teach you how to properly activate, relax and release your ENTIRE pelvic floor.
3. Another important piece is reframing the way you think about exercise. Society has taught us that the harder and longer we workout, the faster we will see results. This is absolutely NOT TRUE. High-intensity cardio and strength training workouts can leave you feeling exhausted and depleted. The workouts in my programs are anywhere from 10-30 minutes long, extremely effective and can leave you feeling strong + energized!
At the end of the day, what it comes down to is if you are willing to take the step back to heal your body.
If the answer is yes, do it.
And when you do, I hope you look back on this day and remember what you thought "normal" felt like and be proud of how far you’ve come.
I’m proud of you, too.
If you’d like even MORE pelvic floor tips, download my FREE Pelvic Floor PDF! It includes the tools you need to learn how to properly engage your pelvic floor while beginning to heal any incontinence, diastasis or any aches + pains you may have. Download the PDF >>HERE!<<
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).
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