This post is sponsored by Depend® Brand. All opinions and statements are my own.
You all know that I’m always on-the-go, but I wanted to share a little bit of what my day to day is like – including those parts of the day that get tough. In reality, incontinence is a big part of my everyday life. While each day is a little different, I still have to make sure I’m on top of my incontinence. When I have Depend to go about my day, I am more confident because I know I’m protected. I rely on Depend to live with my incontinence day by day. Read on to see how I spend my days.
Half the week, I take my tween daughter to school.
It’s a 40-minute trip to the subway stop near her school and an hour to come back via the city bus.
I pack a healthy breakfast and pick up a coffee at the chain near the bus stop. While I did cut down majorly on drinking coffee, with this long commute to my daughter’s school and back, I’m just so tired. However, it’s not great on my bladder and I think I may need to cut down to once or twice a week. I do get nervous about travel, but as long as I have Depend, I can relax a little.
After I get back home, I have a little time to get things done and then I have to go to my workout. I drive to my gym. I do group strength training and love the way I feel afterward – it’s addictive. I make sure I use their bathroom before my workout, and exercise and kegels have really helped to strengthen my pelvic floor. I do see a difference in how my bladder feels since I started focusing on strengthening it. However, even with that, I am so glad I’m protected with Depend.
Most days, I run an errand or two, and then I go home and make lunch. I am following a weight loss plan, so I make a healthy lunch and make sure I’m hydrated – that also makes a difference in how I feel. Keeping myself hydrated actually helps my bladder to feel better.
I get more work done for my clients (I am a content creator), and then at 2:30 p.m., I walk around the block to pick up my youngest son. There was a time when even walking around the block would trigger my incontinence, and I’m really happy that right now I’m feeling better. However, it’s nice to know that I’m protected with Depend, and don’t have to worry so much about what might trigger my incontinence.
Some days and nights I have brand events. Usually they’re in Manhattan, and I always need to find a bathroom after I travel in on the subway. I know I’m protected when I wear Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, but I’m always nervous when I am not sure where a bathroom is – I’m sure you can relate. It’s stressful!
I take my son home, using our new elevator (our elevator was out of service for two plus months and surprisingly, using the steps to go up 4 flights really wasn’t as bad as a I thought it would be!). I actually liked getting a workout in!
We start homework and while it doesn’t always go smoothly, he gets some screen time when we’re done.
Then I make dinner for the family. After dinner and putting the kids to bed, I have time with my husband and we relax. Another day done.
So, how do you live with incontinence day by day? I want to hear!
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