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How I Took Back My Active Life with My Kids

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As a mom, one of my favorite things to do is to simply spend time with my kids having fun. Heck, I recently quit my full-time job so I could be a stay at home mom and be with my kids while they are still young. I don’t want to miss all the little moments as they grow, and I want to be there with them instead of fighting traffic for two hours each day while I drive to and from work. 

Never Gonna Slow Me Down

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After four kids, the only thing that slows me down from all our fun is the worry that light bladder leaks will leave me, or them, embarrassed. I’ve ALWAYS been a very active person but having kids just does stuff to your body. Riding a bike, playing basketball, jumping on the trampoline with my kids — all things I really want to be able to do, but sometimes skip out on because I don’t want to worry about a little leakage. I could wear a bulky pad, but that can be sort of embarrassing as well. Leaking urine during exercise or playtime is just no fun!

In our house, a typical night after school consists of the kids begging me to jump on the trampoline with them while I stand on the outside coming up with reasons excuses as to why I couldn’t jump around. But not anymore! I’ve recently found that if I use the correct size Poise Impressa inserts, I don’t have to worry about bladder leaks because I can stop them before they even start. This means I can jump to my heart’s content!

poise my active life leaking urine during exercise

No more leaking urine during exercise or play!

Another bonus is that I can wear leggings again because I don’t look like I’m wearing a diaper when I have them on. Woohoo!

It’s Not Embarrassing – It’s Freedom!

Some people think of that aisle in Walmart as the embarrassing aisle or the one that is only for ‘old people’. I get it. I mean, who wants to admit they need some help with their body?

But you know what? Just about EVERYONE has some sort of light bladder leakage if they’ve ever given birth naturally. I’m not saying everyone does, but just about everyone does. So visiting that aisle because you have leaking urine during exercise, or while you sneeze, or when you laugh…totally not a big deal.

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Take Back Your Confidence

If you want to feel a bit more confident the next time you are out and about, exercising, or just hanging with the girls, be sure to pick up a Poise Impressa sizing kit the next time you head to Walmart. This kit helps you figure out which of the three available sizes you need to ensure your own peace of mind from light bladder leaks. 

poise impressa bladder supports

Let’s Have Fun

Are you ready to start having fun again? I know I’m not going to let light bladder leaks keep me from having fun with my kids, with friends, on rides, or wherever I may roam!

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Do you experience leaking urine during exercise, coughing, sneezing, etc.?

Check out these FAQs at the Impressa site to see if the Poise bladder supports are for you, or check out the fun video below.
Next, head to Walmart to pick up your starter set today and forget the leaking urine during exercise!


Thanks to Poise and Acorn Influence for sponsoring this post, the story and opinions are my own.


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21 Responses to How I Took Back My Active Life with My Kids

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 8, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I think these Impressa inserts are such an interesting way to combat bladder leakage. Why just soak up leaks when you can stop them before they start?
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  2. Vera Sweeney June 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    What a great way to stop leaks and be active! It really is amazing the number that pregnancy and children do to our bodies.
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  3. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane June 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    That is a great product! I love that you are active with your kids. I always hear stories about moms who say they don’t have time to be active and exercise. What they dont realize is that they dont have to go to a gym to get moving and kids would benefit too.

  4. ricci June 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    I don’t have kids but this does seem like a great product is have leakage. Great post!!

  5. Rebecca June 9, 2016 at 6:09 am #

    Playing with the kids is indeed something I used to always love when my kids were little. Poise Impressas are indeed the best thing that could happen to women everywhere. These have saved me especially when I have a cold or a flare up from fibromyalgia. Thanks for shairng the awareness and amazing product.

  6. Ashley June 9, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Keeping an active lifestyle is so important, especially when you have kids! This sounds like a great product to help you do that.
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  7. maggie branch June 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Being active once the kiddos take center stage can be difficult to say the least. I am so proud of you for taking the initiative and starting to move!

  8. Karissa June 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I am glad nothing is holding you back! Looks like you don’t take no for an answer and are enjoying life!
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  9. Ann Bacciaglia June 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    Poise makes me feel more confident to try new things. I love my workout now that i am not worried about leaks.

  10. Eloise June 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m glad they have these for people who need them! there’s nothing better than living in confidence and enjoying life without worry : )
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  11. Tiffany June 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Looks like you have been having fun lately. 🙂 I agree that there should be no shame in buying things that your body needs.

  12. Bonnie @wemake7 June 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    What an awesome product. I think its great that us woman can still enjoy life and not have to worry about this.

  13. Stephanie June 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    I’ve seen these and thought they were such an innovative way to stop bladder leakage. I’m glad they’re working for you!

  14. Lynndee June 10, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    I don’t have a bladder leakage issue, but I am so glad that there is Poise to help women with such issue to continue to enjoy life to the fullest!
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  15. Debra June 10, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    It’s so great how they keep innovating and coming up ways to make life more comfortable. So cool that you are staying active with your kids!

  16. Lori Felix June 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    It is important to always feel confident about yourself so I’m glad that Poise Impressa can help bring back that confidence for some women. I’ll be sure to use them if I end up needing them one day.
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  17. Angela June 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    wow this is great! confidence is such a great thing first off and second poise is seriously amazing!

  18. Travel Blogger June 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    It can be hard to to get our confidence back after kids – physically and mentally.

  19. Terri June 12, 2016 at 7:08 am #

    I used to have problems with bladder leakage slowing me down, until I took back my life too. Thank goodness for great products like this that helps those issues.

  20. Claudia Krusch June 12, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Keeping an active lifestyle is so important, especially when you have kids! This sounds like a great product! My son and I are always doing things together to keep moving!!
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  21. aaronica @ the crunchy mommy June 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    there’s nothing worse than the eau de peepee that comes post babies. i love that companies are taking away the shame from having a leaky bladder and making it easier to keep comfortable!
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