Wednesday, September 19, 2012
First: ben wa balls
I have a sneeze and leak problem. About six months ago, I bought a set of ben wa balls, otherwise known as ½" ball bearings. I’ve built up to being able to go up and down my staircase 10 times without dropping them. But I still sneeze and leak. And my husband, the alien, says he doesn’t feel any difference. My conclusion – they don’t work.
I’d tried kegels before and had no results. My gynecologist said I just wasn’t using the right muscles. I don’t think it’s possible to use any wrong muscles when I’m keeping those ball bearings in. The exercises just don’t help me stop leaking when I sneeze.
Recently I read an article that claims doing squats will help. So, that’s my next experiment.
Second: house-training my dog
It’s really not a matter of house-training the dog. It’s a matter of dog-training me. I was only walking my dog twice a day. Now, I come home at lunch to walk him and I walk him a 4th time right before I go to bed. We have had no accidents since I began this routine.
I can also recommend the ChewMan dog toy. He has been unable to destroy it.