28-day Kegel Challenge with The Vagina Coach

After giving birth to Pearce 3.5 years ago, I have often thought things felt different down there. At first, I thought it was normal to feel that way after childbirth. But since I have read a lot about how it isn’t normal – oddly enough I thought, ah I will just wait to figure it out after I give birth to my second, maybe it’ll straighten things out. Funny enough since becoming a Mom I often put my health and my well being second to everyone else’s and given that it doesn’t affect me directly and I am not in a lot of pain. I have now ignored my feelings for nearly four years. When the opportunity came for me to take part in the Kegel Challenge, I was excited. It was finally time for me to make myself and my health a priority.

Something I struggled with previously after Pearce and that I have been hearing woman complain about my whole life is the “Mommy Pouch” all I hear them say is my baby gave me this Mommy pouch and I am never going to lose it, But what if I told you that the Kegel Challenge can help? Kegel exercises can engage your deep transversus abdominis which are the deep abdominal muscles that when activated will reduce the Mommy Pouch. Kegels not only help with the Mommy Pouch; they also help to reduce pain during intercourse. Intercourse should be enjoyable for both parties, and it should not only happen to satisfy your partner. By doing Kegels you will improve blood circulation in the pelvic floor and the vagina, which will increase your sexual arousal and decrease the pain during intercourse.

 

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Maybe your problem is a urine problem? Well Kegels got you there too! By doing Kegels you are strengthening your muscles which prevent urination and will make it less likely to have Urinary incontinence. Its also important to note that Kegels are a big factor in helping with Prolapsed bladder (our bladder is held in a position by supportive pelvic floor muscles and tissue – as pictured above. When tissues are stretched and or become week they can bulge through the layer into the vagina). Symptoms of a Prolapsed Bladder: Discomfort or pain in the pelvis, ball type tissue in the vagina, difficulty urinating, frequent bladder infections, and stress incontinence. By doing Kegels when you have a prolapsed bladder you can help to strengthen the muscles that support the bladder and can often significantly improve the prolapsed bladder depending on the severity. Also, by doing these exercises consistently through the challenge you will see better results as many women tend to do Kegels infrequent therefor taking longer to build the strength of their muscles.

Now to give you the goods, Starting May 21st , the amazing “Vagina Coach” Kim Vopni has designed a 28-day Kegel Challenge designed to help you learn how to properly perform a Kegel, which oddly enough 30% of woman aren’t performing correctly. It has also been proven when performed regularly you can achieve the following benefits reduced back pain, reduced pelvic pain, less pain during intercourse, and reduced incontinence – some have even seen symptoms disappear completely. Woman have also found that from completing Kegels regularly they have been able to lift heavier weights with more control, hold their bladder for longer, their abdominal muscles become stronger and their mid section becomes more toned – bye bye Mommy Pouch. The challenge is all through an easy to use App called “Obii” which notifies you daily of your challenges to complete. You also have a chance to win one of 2 Color Gradient Mat Yoga Mats.

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I am taking part in this challenge as I have often felt that going to the bathroom is uncomfortable and takes a lot of thought since having my son. It doesn’t flow as easily as it once did, I also am unable to hold my bladder as long as I used to. Not to mention losing the Mommy Pouch, I was unable to lose after having my first son would be a huge bonus. If you want to join me over the next 28 days Starting May 21st on this challenge use discount code Minimonsterz for $10.00 off. With this discount code you get the 28-day challenge for $17 instead of $27, for that low price how could you not put your body first and give yourself the best opportunity to feel like you again! I am so excited to take part in this challenge and will tell you all about it once done, unfortunately the code only applies for the challenge starting on May 21st, so let’s do it together!! Sign up here.

xOx Chelsea

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Will’s Jams

Recently I was given the opportunity to review the latest children’s album “Rock and Roots” by Will’s Jams – Releasing online May 14th. Our family has absolutely loved listening to the bi-lingual album. The first time I turned it on I was laying in bed with my husband and Brooks sitting between us, we turned on Rock and Roly Guacamole and he just started dancing for the first time ever. Each time we turned it on since he gets his little body moving and its adorable. The music video for “Rock and Roly Guacamole” is now out and can be seen on Will’s Jams You tube channel .

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After leaving his Teaching job in 2009, Will Stroet has traveled from Canada – China performing for children around the world. His songs are fun and catchy for the whole family. He will be performing in the Lower Mainland at the Surrey International Children’s Festival May 25th.  You can also find Will in Vancouver at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival (June 1 & June 2).

For Will, creating music is a huge passion of his and is a family affair since he and his wife have been working together full time for 10 years. He wrote the song “Smell the flowers” on the album for his wife as a reminder to slow down more – advice a lot of us need a reminder for. The album is a beautiful compilation of music that you can sing a long to with your family. We have loved listening to it and having dance parties in my living room or throwing it on in the car when the little ones gets antsy and singing along together.

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If your interested in learning more about the album and Will’s Jams you can find him on Instagram, Facebook and his Youtube Channel. I know many people will enjoy dancing to “Grandma on the Move”, “I am a Moose” and Cuddling up with your littles while enjoying “Day, Week, Month, Year, Life”.

You can find the album online at Will’s online store, on spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and Amazon.

xOx Chelsea