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Pericoach :: 8 Week Kegel Challenge Done! {+Giveaway}

This post has been sponsored by Pericoach for City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own! 

Well, folks I did it. I successfully made it for eight weeks without peeing my pants, and I’ve successfully turned my mommy-pee-pee dance into a happy dance!

But more importantly, I now have my Kegels on my radar and feel better prepared to work through the times I gotta go – gotta go – gotta go. 
 
As I mentioned in my previous post, thinking about Kegel exercises was right on par with thinking about getting a full eight glasses of water a day….both super helpful and healthy for you, both definitely not on my radar. 
 
So how did it work? How did I go from standing in the middle of the store feeling myself pee my pants (yep, that has happened and I thankfully made it out in time) to now feeling like I have some control over that situation?
 
Well, I’ll save you all the details of exactly how the device gets used – although I will say it is SUPER easy and non-invasive. But it basically connects to an app on your phone through a Bluetooth signal, and you can watch a graph as it reads exactly what your pubic muscles are doing while it walks you through a series of exercises. It tells you when to engage your muscles and when to release, and it scores you each time.

The point is to get that first muscle engagement super high super fast, and then hold…hold….hold…and then quickly release. What I quickly realized is that I was using my abdominal muscles to squeeze rather than my Kegel muscles, so it trained me to re-think where I’m “holding it in”.
 
Through the course of eight weeks, I started to get the hang of it and was able to move myself from the beginner mode to the intermediate mode, and I kept myself there through the end of the program. 
 
But perhaps the biggest win through all of this was my husband’s reaction and support.
 
When I first received the PeriCoach, he had a lot of questions, he gave a lot of looks, and he walked away every time I pulled the device out. All to be expected. But what I didn’t expect was by the time the program was done, any time he’s in the bathroom and I say I have to go, his response has gone from yelling “just hold it!” to “KEGEL!!!”
 
And I laugh. But I don’t wet myself. Not even a little.

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Why Pericoach?

Millions of women around the world experience bladder leaking, While pregnancy and childbirth are the main contributors to weakening the muscles of the pelvic floor, which support the bladder, bowel and uterus. it does not discriminate by age or fitness level. The good news is that evidence shows that properly & consistently performed pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegels, lead to 70% improvement in symptoms of incontinence across all age groups. PeriCoach is here to help women on their journey to pelvic health. With motivational messages, structured programming and tools to manage progress it is possible to take back control! It’s time to get back to that gym class, playing outside with the kids, belly laughing with friends and enjoying intimacy without fear of leaking.

Take the 8 Week Challenge!

If you want to give the Pericoach Challenge a try for yourself, visit their website and let them guide you every step of the way! What does it involve? 

  • Exercise 5 days a week
  • Enter your bladder habits 3 days a week
  • Milestone testing to see improvements in strength endurance & speed
  • Fill in quality of life surveys at start, week 4 and week 8

That’s it! At the end of the challenge, you’ll receive a full comprehensive report of your results. And if you want to keep it up, you can join their Private Facebook group for support and tips! 

To encourage you to give it a try, Pericoach is giving away ONE system to one lucky mama! This includes the device, app, charging case and access to the management portal. (The system value is $249. ) Visit our Facebook page here to enter to win! 

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Jessica is the Business Director for City Moms Blog Network, providing administrative, financial, and project management support to our growing team. She is married to Josh and is the official photographer of Stella (July 2010), Graham (January 2012) and Mia (August 2015). Jessica recently moved to her husband’s hometown of St. Louis and loves being back in the Midwest, rooting for the Cardinals, and exploring all that St. Louis has to offer for families. She loves to find a good deal, shop at consignment stores, and enjoys long walks through Target. A good night involves dinner with her husband or friends, karaoke, games, talking about her family, and a Hendrick’s gin and tonic.

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