Ladies, It’s Kegel Time
For those of you who don’t know, I have three children. None of them were born via c-section, if you catch my drift. Why am I getting all TMI on you? Because pushing three babies out of your hoo-ha takes its toll, and we’re going to talk about Kegel exercises. So, it is apropos of today’s topic.
Now, do all of my Bombshells know what Kegel exercises are, and how they’re done? Let’s have a little review, shall we?
Your pelvic floor muscles are what keep all of your lower abdominal organs (uterus, bladder and bowel) in place. These muscles can become weakened from pregnancy, childbirth, the aging process, being overweight and genetics. When your pelvic floor muscles lose their strength you can suffer from incontinence and vaginal prolapse. These problems are no fun. So, let’s talk about how we can prevent prolapse.
Kegel exercises help to strengthen these muscles. Identify where your pelvic floor muscles are and how to flex them. You can do this my stopping and starting the flow of urine (but only use this method to identify them, not as an exercise). Then move on to a daily regimen of exercise. Contract your pelvic floor, hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 10 repetitions, three times a day. Make sure you’re not holding your breath or flexing your abdomen.
Here is the great thing about Kegels. You can do them anytime, anywhere. While you’re in that snooze-fest of a board meeting, sitting in traffic while listening to your favorite song (gives new meaning to “Moves Like Jagger”) or when you’re giving your kids a bath. In fact, I’m doing Kegels right now! You couldn’t even tell, could you? See, amazing!
If you’re already a pro at Kegels, you can up the ante with some awesome Kegel Pelvic Exercisers . Vitacost has several types available, from beginner to advanced tools. They may look a little formidable at first, but once you get the hang of using them, you’ll be thrilled at the results. And the very best part of strong pelvic floor muscles? Mind blowing, super strong orgasms. Now who could say no to that?
“The Bombshell Mommy” is written by Abigail Blank, romance author and mother of three. Frozen Heart and its sequel, Melted Tears, are published under her pen name: Annabelle Blume. Got a question about how to juggle it all and still be a Bombshell? Email Abigail at firstname.lastname@example.org, connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @Bombshell_Mommy and look for her on Pinterest.