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Hi All!

Well, I am doing so well with my food and Water, NOW it is time to jump on the Exercise Train! I have 4 weeks until I go on a Girl Friend Getaway to Punta Cana! Four weeks of daily movement...and I don't mean the POTTY kind! I will be reporting in daily so please bear with me! I would love for you all to join me. Please let me know what your favorite activity is. I have been walking but I thing it is time for more! Does anyone know when we can start sit-ups? I am anxious to start back to yoga...not so sure if my tummy can take that yet. Any ideas, much appreciated!

Happy Saturday!

Barb

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I am pre-sleeve, but right there with ya! I just started my couch to 5k program, and I would love to have some people to keep in touch with. Good luck with your exercise program! I will be sure to keep in touch.

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I am a 5 day a week at the gym girl and this was a major question I had for my doc when I made the decision to have band removed and revised to sleeve. He wants me walking from day 1 and then aerobics (cardio classes, spinning) at 3 weeks and than I can resume strength training, abs included at 4-5 weeks post-op depending on how I feel. I became an exercise fanatic during this past year with my band and I swear, that is the only reason I've lost any weight! Good luck.

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I am still pre op and although I run, I'm too large to run comfortably for long, so I walk fast on an incline too.

I actually burn just as many calories speed walking on an incline as I do runnning. Anyways, I can't tell you how great it is for the back of the thighs and arse. Even my husband commented on how nice my rear end was looking. I dont think I'll ever stop that as part of my regular exercise as it seems to be giving me the most results so far.

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My doc said no yoga / pilates / ab work for about 8 weeks.

You can work on the rest of your muscles, though. I admit, I have done almost no exercise and I am really seeing the affects in my muscles. My new pilates reformer is on its way to my house as we speak ;-)

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Hey all! Yes, it's best to leave the abdominals alone for a few months post op - however working up to a good pace and heart rate beginning at about a month out was very doable for me.

If you all are interested we have a social group here for those of us who like to workout or need to stay motivated to keep doing it! Good luck to all!!!

http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/groups/show/1-vst-gym-rats/

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