Last week I headed off to Brisbane’s show – the EKKA – with Mr and Master SY.
After the compulsory strawberry sundae (it’s an iconic EKKA thing – a $5 layered cone of vanilla ice cream, chopped strawberries, gourmet strawberry ice cream, fresh cream and a strawberry on top – plus all funds raised from sales go to the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation), it was straight to sideshow alley.
Master SY is 10 so he insisted.
What he didn’t bank on was that his old mum would be up for going on a ride or two.
Back in the day I did not shy away from even the scariest of rides. What might have scared me in recent years was no longer something I feared.
I could go on the Break Dance and the Rockstar without fear of (literally or figuratively) peeing my pants.
Yes, the pelvic floor trainer for your vagina, which I introduced you – and my pelvic floor – to in January gave me the confidence to make good, not embarrassing, memories with my son.
(You can also read more of my follow-up thoughts on using the PeriCoach here)
TODAY, I’m very proud to announce that I’m the ambassador for this amazing product, which is changing women’s lives around Australia – and now in the US and the UK.
I’m on a mission to help women make the best of themselves inside and out.
Bladder leakage is no laughing matter. We shouldn’t just accept that incontinence pads are a part of our present and our future.
We SHOULD be talking about it and I’m stoked that the community here on Styling You is not afraid to do just that.
PeriCoach is the first training device, web portal and smartphone app to take the guesswork out of pelvic floor muscle training and it was invented right here in Australia.
It has been developed in conjunction with healthcare professionals, including women’s health physiotherapists.
The PeriCoach is not a gimmick. It’s simply the best way for women to strengthen their pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor muscles have the important job of acting like a secure hammock for all the organs in your pelvic region. They help prevent little – and big – accidents from happening.
I’ve had three kids bust through my pelvic floor region over the past 20 years and pre-PeriCoach they were not in good shape at all.
The PeriCoach works because it connects via bluetooth to an app on your smartphone to ensure that you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly.
Yes, it’s inserted in your vagina. Let’s be upfront about that.
The sensor on the device detects pelvic floor muscle activity and measures the strength of each muscle contraction.
I bet you’re contracting your pelvic floor right now as you read this. Yes?
The thing is, even if we remember to do them daily, most of us don’t do our Kegels effectively.
The PeriCoach ensures you do. Plus, if you’re working with a health professional, they can access and track your progress as well.
I keep my PeriCoach in the bedside table. You might prefer the bathroom.
Just keep and store it somewhere where you know you’ll easily make the time to make training with the PeriCoach part of your daily routine.
Just like any muscle in your body, once you start using it again, it can build up again and do the job it’s supposed to.
It’s never too late to start training and re-building those muscles.
And if, like me, you’re not keen on simply padding the problem, that should be enough incentive to take action.
What I’d really love you to do is share this post – share information about PeriCoach – with your girlfriends, your mums, your daughters, your sisters.
Keep the conversation going about bladder leakage.
The more we normalise and talk about what so many women are experiencing, the more we can remove any of the embarrassment that is often associated with stress incontinence.
Thanks to PeriCoach, one lucky Styling You reader will win a PeriCoach device (valued at $298). Entering is easy. Answer the question below in the comments.
How could training with a PeriCoach change your life – or the life of someone you know?
Entries open Tuesday, August 18 at 5am (AEST) and close Tuesday, September 1 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.
The PeriCoach is $298 and available online at www.pericoach.com