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I'm in the final stretch of the pre op six month trial period! Just had my pre surgery appointments (breast exam, GI exam, Psyche etc.) scheduled this June and I'm very excited!

I liked having the time before hand as I've gotten to know the weight loss staff very well from January of this year to now. I've been focusing on getting as fit as I can before surgery so the healing will be that much better. I've gone from a 49 inch waist in January 2016 to now a 43 inch waist! Gained lean mussel mass and trimmed up all over. One thing i look forward to is not feeling so tired after workouts. Lord you should see my sweaty mug after walking out yawing. :-/ I mean I feel better, but yea I won't miss the post workout ZZzz.

I've been in the 200's for almost 12 years now and almost got to 199 but shot back up due to medications. Been preparing for surgery for ten months now and I'm very excited.

Here is my workout regimen I currently am on:

I typically will spend 12 minutes on the stair stepper and 15 speed walking at 3.5 mph or on an elliptical stair stepper for 30 minutes or 30 on the treadmill speed-walking. I try to mix up the cardio as much as I can, same for the weights.

The machines I'm on are hammer strength MAS incline press 1 set of 15 with at 30 pounds and I rest for 120 seconds (yes I count) :P

The the ISO Lateral Low Row 2 sets of 8 reps with 25 pounds on both ends again I rest for 120 seconds

The ISO Lateral Front Military Press (I love this machine biggrin.gif ) 2 sets of 8 with 25 pounds on both ends rest for 120 seconds

Lateral Bench Press again 25 on each end and 2 sets of 8 reps sometimes 25 reps depending again 120 second rest between each set

Squat Machine 8 reps at 80 pounds and sometimes another 4 reps. I take this machine slow and controlled to avoid injury and because my coordination is not that great.

On the other days I use the leg press machine in place of the squat machine 3 sets of 8 reps rest of 60 seconds between each.

I use the abductor machine (looks weird but works) 3 sets of 8 at 60 pounds. (I switch up the days for this machine too.)

And every time I go to the gym I finish off the weights with the pull up/dip machine I am in lust with this thing! My goal is to be able to do a pull up one day without any counterweights! smile.gif

Then it's ab work for about 10 minutes to finish up with stretching for 15 minutes.

I get to the gym about 3 to 4 times a week, but this is usually what I do while there.

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Great workout! I can't say you won't still be tired after a hard workout unless you never increase your intensity but you will be able to increase your intensity and more importantly you will look and feel better than someone who didn't workout before and after surgery. Keep it up!

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Great workout! I can't say you won't still be tired after a hard workout unless you never increase your intensity but you will be able to increase your intensity and more importantly you will look and feel better than someone who didn't workout before and after surgery. Keep it up!

Thanks erp! At first I'll be tired I know because of the surgery obviously. However long term I'm excited about the extra energy without the tired. thank you again.

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Well I pulled a back mussel and I'm going to take it easy with the weights and just do some walking till surgery on the 25th of July. Hurt like all get out! My back is slowly getting better, the surgery date cannot come quick enough :P

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On 5/29/2016 at 4:08 AM, Hannah83 said:

Thanks erp! At first I'll be tired I know because of the surgery obviously. However long term I'm excited about the extra energy without the tired. thank you again.

keep yourself motivated and carry on.

Edited by starkcasey

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