This Problem Affects 1 in 3 Women: JustGoGirl Lunch Event Recap

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Today we are going to get super personal and talk about a topic that people may get a little uncomfortable about. This issue affects all women but especially my mommy readers that workout doing high impact activities such as running and crossfit.

I was invited to a fun roundtable girl talk lunch in Midtown earlier this week. They had food catered from one of my favorite restaurants Dig Inn that makes whole foods from exceptional ingredients. Everything in that place is prepared in an extremely healthy way so I was excited to “dig in” for some yummy lunch eats.

I really didn’t know what to expect. I personally was a bit uncomfortable talking  about “leaks” in any form and this is amazing considering that I have been peed on plenty with 2 little boys. However, I learned so much  information during the lunch that I was empowered to share it all with you.

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Today we were brought together to discuss a problem that affects 1 in 3 women.

What are Athletic Leaks?

Athletic leaks are leaks that are triggered by high impact or strenuous activities.

The inventor of the JustGoGirl pad, Brooke Solis introduced herself to us and started explaining her story and how she came to invent this product. As a mother of 5, she realized that when she did high impact exercises she leaked. She learned that a lot of her friends had the same issue, and that is what led her to create JustGoGirl, a minimal, low profile and non bulky pad that absorbs any leaks.

I was really surprised to learn that this isn’t a condition that was just for women who had given birth. Even teens who do gymnastics and other high impact sports activities have athletic leaks as well.

At the round table, women exchanged stories about themselves and people they knew that went through this. Often times as women, we are embarrassed to talk about the insane stuff that happens with our bodies. The environment was open, and friendly. Halfway through the discussion I was questioning my own parts!

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One thing that I really loved about the product was that it was very small, the design allows you to wear it with a thong, or even without any underwear. (See Joi’s post for more on that!) Can you tell these women have pads on?

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The key to the conversation was that athletic leaks are normal. No one should feel embarrassed about it, it is a conversation that needs to be had. You can think of the pads as a part of your workout routine. It was such  pleasure chatting with the girls and hearing from such a strong woman entrepreneur.

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For more information about where you can get JustGoGirl products click here.

Did you know that this was such a common problem? Do you get uncomfortable when talking about body issues?

Nellie

Nellie

Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.
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Comments

  1. Wow, I haven’t heard of this product but go girl for creating it. I love revolutionary products and the stories that back them. Thank you for sharing your new knowledge with us from the event and thx for the mention. This will be quite helpful. I’m pinning!
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  2. I have recently heard of this product and I think it’s great! As a middle aged women who experiences little issues like this, I think it’s wonderful we have something like JustGoGirl. I wished I had it 12 years ago when I was playing soccer!
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  3. I’ve heard about these but I’m very happy to say that this is one problem I do not have! I had the twins via c-section so I think that saved me. However, a LOT of women in my classes and who I run with have this issue and I know they would LOVE a good solution to the problem. It’s a about time a strong woman stepped up to the plate to help with this.
    Now, I want to hear more about the food at Dig In!!
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  4. Thank you Nellie for sharing this and will say that after having delivered two babies naturally , I do have my moments. Thankfully, it isn’t very often though, but definitely will have to look further into these. But do love that this was made by a woman who has had this issue and that they are also made to be worn with even thongs.

  5. I didn’t know it was a common problem, but we used to talk about it in my postpartum birth group! I know it’s common for postpartum moms. I’m loving the photo of the rainbow leggings!
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  6. That’s awesome! I’ve never heard of these! It’s funny, I was just on a girly weekend with 4 other women and we all talked about it—especially with working out. That’s how I knew it was so common. How great is it that a woman stepped in and filled this need. Awesome!! –Lisa
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  7. For the most part I don’t have too many problems with this – thankfully not while running. However some days if I do too much jumping (like 4300 jumping jacks) then all bets are off and it’s a given that I’m going to do more than tiny leaking. Might need to look into those little pads before I try another epic jumping day!!
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  8. Bummed because I wanted to attend this lunch but the bridge and tunnel struggle is real! THANK YOU for the great re-cap Nellie! It’s important to share the not-so-fab parts of being a woman. I love that there is a product like this because it is needed!
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  9. Thanks for sharing about this! I used to be a gymnast… so I can relate a bit. I was invited, but couldn’t attend. Love your recap!
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  10. I didn’t know about these wow very good product for those who need it. I was athletic and never had any problems but you know the older you get things happen and there is no need to be embarrassed about them
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  11. I’ve heard of this product. And yes, I knew it was a common problem…my age group is definitely affected by it. I was surprised to hear that younger athletes deal with it as well though.
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  12. I always thought it ONLY HAPPENED if you had a child.
    I was wrong :-)
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  13. Interesting stuff, Nellie. I can see how strenuous activity could bring on such a condition. Kudos to the entrepreneur who came up with the product. I know it’ll help many women!
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  14. I had no idea this was such a common problem – even among younger women! And it IS empowering to hold discussions like this. It’s good for women to know that they are not alone. Thank you for the information.
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  15. I remember Joi had a guest post from a girl who was talking about her lady parts after giving birth so I’m wondering if this is the involuntary urination that happens sometimes because your muscles down there and/or bladder can be weak, but now that you mentioned it happening to young girls, I’m wondering if it is more like a vaginal discharge. I’ve never heard of it before but it sounds like a great product! I will be sure to share!
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  16. OK, this one was new for me. I like the name of the product. Pretty cute for an issue that some might be uncomfortable to talk about.
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  17. I had no idea it was such a common problem but I’m glad that we can address these problems and make it less embarrassing. Thanks for sharing!
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  18. I haven’t heard of this product, but that’s awesome that a person is out there tackling the problem! We are often uncomfortable talking about changes our bodies go through after giving birth, but the more we talk about it, the more we can help each other!
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