Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

How long after surgery did you begin working out?



Recommended Posts

I'm two week post op and would like to start going back to the gym. I've been doing a lot of walking but it's starting to get cold here and I'd like to move back on to the treadmill. At this point point I'm pretty pain free except for this pulling feeling near my belly button (is it a stitch, a hernia?? Who knows?) Just looking to do cardio now and then introduce weight again. How long did you guys wait after surgery to hit up the gym again?

Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upon clearance from my team. 1 month visit they told me to increase walking nothing more, 3 month visit I was told I could resume whatever workout routine I wanted (none. I wanted none. 😒)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upon clearance from my team. 1 month visit they told me to increase walking nothing more, 3 month visit I was told I could resume whatever workout routine I wanted (none. I wanted none. [emoji19])
Lol!

Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was cleared to start working out at 5 weeks. 6 weeks is what my program initially said. Regardless I havn't started yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 3 weeks post op and my surgeon said walking and swimming this week then I can do more physical stuff starting next week. He said after 6 weeks I can start doing weights and go to the gym. I'm really lucky that my insurance covers rehab and physio so I'm starting pilates this week and the place I'm going has put it down as post operative rehabilitation/physio so I can claim some of the money back on my insurance. We've got a gym at the hospital where I work, so thankfully that's only $2/week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Walking immediately and full clearance at 4 weeks post op. My surgeon encourages 1hr at the gym daily and 10,000 steps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ms.sss

      So my surgery anniversary date is on the 24th of this month, but I had my 1-year follow up early with my surgeon this morning (I have another 1-year followup at the hospital on Monday to get my bloodwork and labs done).
      Anyhoo...my surgeon was very pleased with my results (and so where the office staff apparently, because 3 of the front desk ladies came by my exam room to give me props/high fives/generally gawk at me).
      But get this: he asked if I would be willing to come in for a future photoshoot so that I could be on a poster! And I was all, ummmm....no thanks, LOL.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Today was a really tough day and I turned to food (and a watered down glass of wine). The interesting part was that I felt REALLY full after eating half my go to cheat snack, tortilla chips with cheese. So the GBP is doing its job!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Nomorepasta

      Does anyone know how to change specific info on ur profile ex. Surgery date weight etc. ?..
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      The only way I can tell that I'm losing weight is from the scale and my clothes "getting bigger".
      · 1 reply
      1. nenes78

        When logged in, click on your username up top then choose my surgery, from there choose your option on the left menu. Or click the link https://www.bariatricpal.com/patients/portal/?do=progress

    • GreenTealael

      Still Traveling 😥😌😳😂
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×