I no longer worry about incontinence

"I am so rateful to be able to enjoy moving in the way my body was designed to without worrying about incontinence. It literally never occurred to me to try running again.... I had so given up years ago. I felt so inspired hearing what Loving changes are happening to other women through the Gift of Secrets of Natural Walking."

As far as the pelvic floor is concerned…well, I went for a proper jog today for the first time in five years. And I was very grateful. I gave up running, even running across a street to avoid traffic as for many years, I was experiencing impact incontinence. I quit doing circuit classes, any kind of dancing, skipping or joyful bouncing. It just wasn’t worth the embarrassment. I saw an incontinence specialist in early 2011, did various pelvic floor exercises for months until I became bored and just resigned myself to moving at a dignified pace for the rest of my life. This was hard because I used to love running, basketball and sports. When my mother was 51, being a marathon runner, she had just started winning her age group in 5 and 10 K runs. She competed up until she was 70 years old. Comparatively, it didn’t seem right that I was impaired in this way. 

Today when I jogged up and down the hills of my neighborhood, I was half dreading the experience. Instead, it was so delightful and so freeing. I am so grateful to be able to enjoy moving in a way my body was designed to without worrying about incontinence. It literally never occurred to me to try running again.... I had so given up years ago. 

So delightful to ride a bike again

At 67 I only experience an occasional hot flash but I have noticed my body temperature when hot is in a more even way and not a big flush. I noticed this about night sweats also as to the pelvic floor I broke my pelvis in 2002 when I fell from a bike.

 

I already knew that I had osteoporosis as did my mother and I was just 55. After the fractures healed my one desire was to ride my bike again, after several attempts through out the years I still could not manage it due to balance problems I had since the fall. After two years of yoga, strength classes and balance classes there was a little improvement but not enough to ride the old bike again. I stopped doing the yoga and other classes and have been doing the Secrets of Natural Walking® regularly (although I admit to not perfectly).

 

I was at my shore house in the beginning of July and there was the bike calling to me. I was a little scared but thought I'd give it a go, it was so delightful to ride again and not one bit of balance trouble. I also can now climb up ladders to the top rung which I had been unable to do!

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