What's Keeping You From Exercising?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

I recently rejoined the gym after taking a 9 month break.

Let me clarify. I hadn't gone to the gym in about 6 months, so I cancelled my membership. It's been 9 months since I cancelled it. So, technically my break from fitness has been 15 months.

Since I wanted to get back into a consistent exercise routine, I rejoined the gym. It was a little slow going at first. I started out at the gym twice per week, and spent most of my time on the treadmill walking.

After 2 weeks, I started to increase the tempo. I was waking at 5:30 am and hitting the gym first thing in the morning. Eventually, those relaxing walks on the treadmill turned into slow runs. I picked up the pace at each session, and soon I was running 6 miles per hour.


Oh, come on. You knew it was coming. There's always a catch.

It was during those runs that I experienced light bladder leakage, making it almost impossible, not to mention extremely uncomfortable, to run. I was incredibly discouraged. I had spent hours transitioning from a fast walk to a slow to moderate jog, and now I would have to go back to walking.

It was then that I did some research and found Always Discreet Liners. They offer discreet incontinence protection in a thin and flexible liner. I wanted a product that offered effective protection yet wasn't big or bulky. Always Discreet Liners are the perfect choice. Plus, they absorb twice more than you need**.

I picked up a package of liners at Target to give them a try. Target offers a subscription service where you can have your everyday essentials delivered to you on a set schedule. It's similar to a prescription medication service, where you purchase refills on a monthly basis. Once you sign up, you can set the schedule for your items. You always have the option of making changes to your shipping options, timing, and quantities. It's convenient, and with Target's subscription service, you'll never be without your favorite products.

It's simple to get started using the service.
  1. Go to the subscription page.
  2. Click on the Always Discreet Liners, Always Discreet Pads, or Always Discreet Underwear product of your choice.
  3. Choose your size selection on the drop down menu.
  4. Check the box next to "subscribe for 20% off" and the option to choose the frequency of your free delivery will appear.
  5. Select the delivery frequency of your choice from the dropdown menu.
  6. Click "subscribe."
  7. Proceed to check out.

Always Discreet Liners allowed me to run on the treadmill without worries and distractions. I wasn't worked about light leakage the entire time I was running. I wasn't fearful that my shorts would be completely soaked or subconscious that everyone in the fitness room was staring at me. For the first time in a long time, I was completely confident in exercising amidst incontinence.

The next day, I gave the Always Discreet Liners a try for a yoga class. The basic yoga class uses light weights and tricky positions that can sometimes pose a challenge when it comes to simple bladder control. Success! The liners came through with flying colors, and I am now doing yoga 3 to 4 times per week.

I keep a stash of them in my gym bag in the event that I forget to put one on when I am getting dressed for the gym. They are small, discreet, and easily fit into a compartment in my gym bag. They've quickly become a life saver for me, and my workouts have become more effective, and I am finally seeing results since I don't have to give up my favorite workouts due to incontinence.

If you suffer from incontinence, no matter how mild, it worth it to check out Always Liners, Pads, or Underwear. Depending on the severity of your condition, Always makes a product that's right for us. 

** Based on average US consumer

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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