Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Just Go Girl. Really.

"Seriously, Mom? You need to use the bathroom again? You just went!"

"Well, I can go to the bathroom now or I can pee on the roller coaster. Which do you prefer?"

"Pee on the roller coaster? That's disgusting, Mom!"

"Besides, I like this bathroom. Moaning Myrtle is in this bathroom," I said, indicating the restroom in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios where my kids and I have annual passes. Yep, that's me - the woman who can tell you where all the best bathrooms are wherever we go.

So I used the bathroom, chatted with Moaning Myrtle, and got in line for the Dragon Challenge roller coaster. After the ride, my kids and I walked toward The Incredible Hulk roller coaster.

"Hang on, guys. Let me just go to the bathroom before we get in line."

"I don't get it. I can go all day without peeing, Mom."

"I've had SIX kids. I pee when I sneeze," I retorted.

"Wow. TMI, Mom. WAY too much information."

"Besides I just chugged down a beer to mellow out when those tourists were being annoying in line by us, remember? That liquid has to go somewhere and I'd rather it not be on the ride."

So maybe my kids roll their eyes when I stop at the bathroom before every roller coaster. But I know there are other moms out there who are nodding their heads in agreement. It's just one of those things no one ever tells you when you're thinking about getting pregnant - you'll lose all bladder control. You'll have to stop at the bathroom between every roller coaster at the park, and forget about ever jumping on a trampoline again. It just happens.

Stress incontinence and even athletic incontinence is common. So common in fact that Brooke Solis, mother of 5, founded JustGoGirl for this very reason. In her research, she found an estimated 25 million women — from high school athletes and new mothers to women past their childbearing years — share her problem. That’s one out of every three women who may avoid exercise because they are worried about athletic leaks. (I personally avoid exercise because it's, you know, exercise, but she's one of those types who likes high-impact exercise and running. I know, right?!) For all of those women who like to workout and yet have those embarrassing leaks, exercise can be a real problem. Traditional sanitary pads aren't designed to hold urine. Incontinence pads are designed to hold a higher volume of liquid, but they're bulky and conspicuous under tight-fitting workout clothes. So Brooke designed the JustGo Pads. Shaped like a teardrop, they're totally invisible under your yoga pants (truly, these pads are crazy-thin!) but unlike traditional pads which hold about 50 ml, JustGo Pads hold 140 ml so you can go your whole training session without having to stop and change or deal with an embarrassing situation if you have a leak while jumping rope. 

If you have problems with athletic incontinence or know someone who does, then JustGo Pads are for you. You and your friends can get your own free sample HERE. And don't worry, they don't come in a big box with the word "INCONTINENCE" stamped across it. They're shipped in a thin, plain envelope. Give 'em a try!

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard of these pads a few months ago and ordered the free sample. I have since ordered more - they're great! I can confirm -- they are invisible under yoga pants and tight compression shorts/capris. If only they could stop the feeling of leaking, it'd be great, but I know that's impossible. Hey, at least I'm not peeing my pants in cardio class!

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