ACTUALLY YOU DON’T HAVE TO PEE YOUR PANTS BECAUSE YOUR A MOM now
This sound familiar to you?
You’re at the gym, the workout is about to begin, but hold up where is everyone?
There they are, lined up in front of the bathroom because ALL THE MOMS need to pee before the workout begins.
Box jumps, running, jump rope are all exercises that make moms with even the strongest of pelvic floors a little worried about leaking mid workout.
Friends, this might be common, but it is NOT normal and there is so much help available. You DON’T have to live like this.
But so many of you are.
Whether you’re 10 days or 10 years postpartum there is help. I have put together several resources & blog posts which you will find below.
postpartum blog posts
Pee when you jump rope? Feeling like “well, this is just the way it is now?”
No girl, no. You do not have to live with this.
Incontinence is a very common experience for women, particularly moms. It is however not normal, no matter how many of your friends in the gym act like it’s no big deal.
There is so much hope and so much you can do to improve your symptoms.
Recently on Instagram, I shared more about improving incontinence while jumping rope. It’s not a quick fix, but something that if you work on you can definitely improve.
Currently finding myself in a weird place... Not like the time in college I drunkenly went into my neighbor's apartment instead of my own... A weird fitness-ey place. See I'm not exactly newly postpartum, Liv is almost 4 months, but I'm not exactly what I would consider normal either. This summer...
“What’s one piece of postpartum fitness advice you have for a new mom like me? I’m feeling so ready to get back to the gym, but also kinda apprehensive!” I received that DM in my inbox last week on Instagram. To be honest, I receive a version of that DM on the regular. It can feel really...
6 Months postpartum and I’m back in my Crossfit box on a regular basis (praise the lord!). If you’ve been following along for awhile now you know that I stayed pretty active doing Crossfit through most of my 3rd pregnancy. I wrote more about that journey in these blog posts: Crossfit in My 3rd...
Queefing…. You know…. vagina farts. That’s awkward stuff right? It's especially awkward to find yourself queefing during exercise at your favorite gym. And literally NO ONE talks about it. Which just makes it more awkward. That is except my group of lady friends. We’ve been known to have zero...
Are you Ready to Return to Intense Exercise Postpartum? So the doctor says you're "cleared for exercise" at your 6 weeks postpartum check. Does that mean you're ready to jump, run, kip, burpee, or any other intense exercise postpartum? Well that depends, but probably not. At least not yet. Real...
I have a drawer full of jeans that currently fit like this which I’m pretty sure is not on trend for fall. The other day I tried on pair after pair and this is how most of them looked. There was a moment (or an hour) of frustration with my body and then I realized I had 2 choices. Be upset...
Training in the postpartum chapter has been interesting this time around. ⠀
I’m not trying to modify my gym’s programming to make it easier. Instead I’m intentionally following a program where I’m retraining my core and strengthening my body. ⠀
I’m giving my body the time it needs to heal and I’m trusting the process. ⠀
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss the intensity. I so badly want to load up a barbell and see how heavy I can squat. I want to hang from the rig and see if I can still do pull ups. I want to run sprints with the class. ⠀
But I’m not going to. ⠀
Not yet anyway.
2.5 weeks into postpartum life with Miss Liv and things are going pretty well over here. She is such a chill baby who at this point basically eats and sleeps with about 30 minutes of opening her eyes to look around each day. I forgot that babies while challenging with the whole waking up overnight...
If you've been active through your pregnancy the idea of taking a 6-week break from exercise might have you feeling a little itchy. Which is why it's very common for me to get questions in my DMs like: I'm not quite 6 weeks postpartum, is it ok to start exercising? I've had 3 babies myself and...