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Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

by Jennifer Wieland
Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I’ve been working really hard this year to take back my health through diet and exercise. I found a diet that works for me and that I can stick with. I’ve even learned to love the gym. I’ve moved away from my comfort zone of the machines and put my nerves and fear aside to try classes. Keeping my Poise® at the gym is the key.

Since doing classes at the gym I’ve learned a few things. One is that the saying about variety being the spice of life is so true. Taking a variety of classes has really helped me love the gym. The teachers often change things up and I can take so many different types of classes that I never get bored. The other thing I’ve learned? All these different workouts have different effects on my body. I know that certain stretches in a yoga class, an overly exuberant move in a Zumba class, or a few to many squat moves in my Build-a-Booty class can lead to some uh-oh moments. I manage to keep my poise through those moments with Poise® in my gym bag.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

I’ve had six kids and what people don’t tell you is what happens to your body after you birth those sweet little angels. My oldest son once said to me that I don’t laugh like I used to. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that laughing hard can lead to little leaks. That’s right folks, about 1/3 of women out there suffer from the same problem. Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) is a reality for so many women.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

So what causes LBL? 

Light Bladder Leakage can be brought on by several things. One thing may cause LBL in one person and not another. On thing may set it off or you may have multiple things below trigger it. 

  • Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy or menopause
  • Being overweight
  • Complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease
  • Bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages)

There is more than one type of incontinence

While there are different things that can cause Light Bladder Leakage there are also different type of Light Bladder Leakage incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): When you involuntarily leak due to pressure that is suddenly placed on your bladder. Great examples of this are when you cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise or lift a heavy item.

Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI): Ever feel a sudden, intense urge to urinate and think I need a bathroom like now!  Only to realize that oops, I already leaked some? What happens is the bladder muscles squeeze at the wrong time and you get a little leaky.

Mixed Urinary Incontinence (MUI): This is what I call the double whammy. You don’t experience jus tone of the two above. No, you are extra lucky and get to experience both Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence, it’s called Mixed Urinary Incontinence.

Hitting the gym with LBL

Being healthy is important and part of that for many women is going to the gym. You can survive your trips to the gym with LBL by making sure your gym bag is packed and ready.

Keep your fluids up – Skipping water is not a good idea at the gym. Skipping fluids actually leads to urine being more concentrated. This can lead to bladder and urethra irritation. Which can lead to spasms. Which, you guessed it, can lead to leaks of their own. 

Exercise to strengthen pelvic floor – Kegels aren’t the only exercise that are going to help with LBL. Any exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor will do. Yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi and walking are all great options.

Ditch some of the extra weight – Facing LBL at the gym can make you rethink going to the gym but losing weight can actually by hitting the gym and eating right may be just what you need. They have done research and it shows that women who weigh 200 lbs. and lose 10% of their weight can lower leaks by 70%. 

Pack some Poise® products in your gym bag – While at the gym remove your fear of leaks from the equation with Poise® products in your gym bag. Poise® will provide you with 3-in-1 protection. (dryness, comfort and odor control)Poise® pads now have ContourFit Design. that means you get a pad curved in the middle, to fit you’re the curves of your body better. You can find Poise® products at Walmart in the Personal Care section of the store. If going to the store to shop for Poise® products isn’t your thing, no worries. You can order directly from Walmart.com and have them shipped right to your door.

Keeping My Poise® Through LBL at the Gym

Don’t let Light Bladder Leakage sideline you at the gym or anywhere else in life. 

Make it Through Mom Life with Grace, Wit, Poise®, Heart

by Jennifer Wieland
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I have spent my life experiencing what it’s like to be a number of types of moms. I’ve been the teen mom, the single mom, a working mom, a blended family mom, a stay-at-home mom, a work from home mom, a mom to boys, a mom to a girl, a special needs mom, a mom to adult children. I’ve made it through all of these variations of mom life with grace, wit, Poise®, Heart and I’ve tried to learn from each of these mom roles. 

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One of the lessons I’ve learned being all of those types of moms is that I’m also, at times, a leaky mom. When I say this I don’t just mean those proud mom moments where your happiness brings a tear to your eye. I don’t even mean those moments where you’re at your mom breaking point and need a good cry. Nope, what I’m talking about is those moments where I laugh a little to hard, sneeze with too much force or cough a little to hard. 

Every single time I experience leaky mommy I immediately have that song pop into my head. You know the song I mean. The chorus from that Oops! song from Britney but with totally different words running through my head. It goes something like this…

Oops, I did it again
I sneezed way to hard, I giggled too much
Oh no, not again
Oops, I didn’t mean to leak
Muscles are a bit weak
I’m done with Kegels

Thankfully, I have Poise® Pads with ContourFIT* to help me out when I laugh even harder at myself for making up crazy songs lyrics in my head. Poise® Pads with ContourFIT* are designed to with a woman’s body in mind. They have a wide front and back to provide you with coverage and protection where you need it most, while the comfortable curves in the middle naturally conform to move with your body. They even provide great 3-in-1 bladder protection for dryness, comfort and odor control. Poise® pads are designed to fit better with less bunching and bulkiness in the middle, for the protection you trust, now with a better fit! Even better, right now you can save $2 on Poise® products.




DIY Felt Doll Diapers

by Jennifer Wieland
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 My daughter loves playing in the tub with her tub toys. She has one in particular that is her favorite. It’s a doll that was made to be played with in the tub. She comes with a decent opening in her back to drain out all of the water that gets inside while in the tub but no matter how much we shake, hang, twist and shake there is always some left over water. She then drags water all over when she tries to play with her out of the tub. To combat this I decided that her doll needed some diapers. You see her leaks tend to come from her leg joints. Buying doll diapers was to costly an option so I decided to giver doll greener diapers to use. These DIY Felt Doll Diapers are just what we needed.

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To make the diapers I bought sheets of felt and Velcro dots with sticky backs. I then played around until I came up with a shape that worked for her doll. You can get the template for it here. While these diapers were cute with their bright color and floral prints they still didn’t fully combat the problem of her leaks. These diapers needed something to make them absorbent! I decided to recycle period pads and use them for the absorbent center I needed for the doll. Now she has a functional doll diaper so she can play with her doll without the occasional drips here and there.

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While it was fun stopping my daughter’s doll from leaking with period pads those just don’t work for women who are sometimes leaky. When that leaking hits you need something made just for that so you don’t end up dribbling everywhere like my daughter’s doll.

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Did you know one in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise? Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Our pads and liners are specifically designed for LBL, which makes them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women with light bladder leaks. New Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

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 Stay drier and more comfortable by requesting a sample and coupon of the new Poise Thin-Shape pads so you’re protected from dribbles.



Managing LBL, Light Bladder Leakage, with Poise

by Jennifer Wieland
Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Thank you to Poise for sponsoring this post and keeping me confident!

Every person suffers from that one thing that makes you self-conscious about yourself and causes stress and worry. It can be any number of things but for one in three women it’s LBL, light bladder leakage. LBL is one of those things that happen in life that people always think they are alone in dealing with. Let’s be honest here, who wants to announce to friends and family that you suffer form light bladder leakage. Sadly though if more women talked about it there wouldn’t be the stigma attached to it that there currently is. We as women, need to acknowledge our LBL and share our stories with others so we know we aren’t alone.

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

For me personally, LBL started as a result of pregnancy, like many women. Sure, I was fine after baby number one. Two and three were okay as well. I was young and my body bounced back. The problem for me started with pregnancy number four. I spent a lot of time on bed rest during that pregnancy and since my activity level went down my muscles seemed to decide they were done too. Then I had pregnancy five and that one also had bed rest but not as much. It didn’t help the situation though with my LBL. Finally I had pregnancy number six. You would think with no bed rest that this one would have helped improve matters. It didn’t but it also didn’t make the situation worse. The things that added to my light bladder leakage was having to have surgeries for female issues after all the pregnancies. Being nervous and worrying about Light Bladder Leakage can really cramp your lifestyle.

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Now, if I do more than giggle or get taken by surprise by a big sneeze then my LBL gets me. If I have a cold with lots of coughing or need to lift a heavy object you better believe I would have been worrying about LBL. Geez, there are days if the hubby or kids hug me to hard i may get hit with LBL. Luckily for me though I have discovered Poise Microliners! These little gems are made from SAM (Super Absorbent Material) and are so unbelievably absorbent and small that you will be able to go out with confidence while being completely protected from Light Bladder Leakage (LBL).

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Head over to the Poise site where you can request your free sample and coupon so that you no longer have to fear going out with Light Bladder Leakage. Now you can laugh, cough, sneeze and lift your way back into confidence with Poise.


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