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10 minutes ago, Healthy_life said:

As you jump rope, dream of wearing shorts, tank tops and summer dresses. You already rock fashion. I'm waiting for your spring/summer style photos.

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I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep

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Started working out 2 weeks ago. Surgery was 12/17. Surprised myself when I was able to run (on the treadmill) for 20 mins nonstop. Im now running about 3 miles nonstop in about 45 mins. I tried running outside and did about a mile, surprised myself again lol.

I've focused on cardio to get the pounds down, but just bought resistance bands to help tone. I truly just want to be able to run a 5k on the hilly streets here in Georgia. I am way further along than I imagined. Couldn't run 4 mins straight prior to surgery without having to use my inhaler.

All that being said...3-4 days a week cardio with toning in between is my plan for now.

-AtA

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I’m 3.5 months post op and doing great so far. I never set foot in a gym before surgery, but I’m working on adopting fitness into my every day life now. My goal for 2019 is to do 300 exercise sessions which works out to 6 days a week. For January I did 32 workouts! I have lofty ambitions of 2 sessions/day but I give myself the grace I need if I don’t make it to the gym one day or only do one exercise session. I’m starting to see some muscle develop and I definitely feel more energetic and in a better mood, so that’s great.

I aim for 2 workouts/day on the following schedule:

Monday: Gym - Strength, Barre Class
Tuesday: Swim, Yoga
Wednesday: Gym - Strength, Zumba class, stretch yoga
Thursday: Swim, Ballet
Friday: Gym - Strength, Yoga
Saturday: Swim
Sunday: Yoga


I’m taking it slow, most of my exercise is low impact. I was in a car accident last year and still recovering from my injuries. I am lucky enough that insurance is covering for my 3 gym sessions a week to be with a personal trainer and covering my gym membership to take all these classes. 

Eventually, I want to get into running (I’ve always been terrible at it but everyone that really sticks with it eventually loves it), and also more intense cardio like jump rope, and core classes.  

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I’m 3.5 months post op and doing great so far. I never set foot in a gym before surgery, but I’m working on adopting fitness into my every day life now. My goal for 2019 is to do 300 exercise sessions which works out to 6 days a week. For January I did 32 workouts! I have lofty ambitions of 2 sessions/day but I give myself the grace I need if I don’t make it to the gym one day or only do one exercise session. I’m starting to see some muscle develop and I definitely feel more energetic and in a better mood, so that’s great.

I aim for 2 workouts/day on the following schedule:

Monday: Gym - Strength, Barre Class
Tuesday: Swim, Yoga
Wednesday: Gym - Strength, Zumba class, stretch yoga
Thursday: Swim, Ballet
Friday: Gym - Strength, Yoga
Saturday: Swim
Sunday: Yoga

I’m taking it slow, most of my exercise is low impact. I was in a car accident last year and still recovering from my injuries. I am lucky enough that insurance is covering for my 3 gym sessions a week to be with a personal trainer and covering my gym membership to take all these classes.
Eventually, I want to get into running (I’ve always been terrible at it but everyone that really sticks with it eventually loves it), and also more intense cardio like jump rope, and core classes.
Girl you win. You are going to work out enough for the both of us lol
Joking joking joking
Congratulations!!!!

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In one of my prior weight loss adventures several years ago, I worked pretty intensely with a personal trainer twice a week for about 8 months. I learned a ton! Most important thing I learned was how to be efficient with my workouts. Basically, if you want maximum benefit from minimal time, resistance training is where it's at. For me, that is weight lifting because that's what I like the most. Second most important thing I learned was to find out what you actually like or you're not going to do it long term. I keep trying to force myself to like yoga but it just won't take; it looks so fantastic!

My current workout is 10 min cardio warm up on elliptical or running on treadmill followed by 30 min of weight training. I monitor how I feel and change up the exercises periodically and increase the weight.

Results: My physical therapist says I have one of the best muscle retention/weight loss ratios that he's seen for a post op bypass patient. Yay!

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Do what you like so you can stick to it.

I do the following:
Workout bare minimum 5 days per week
Split my days: leg day 3x per week, back and arms 2 days, core is done every single day and i do mostly weights. When i do cardio it’s only for about 20 minutes.

Sometimes i’ll switch it up and do boxing or T-25 or another at home workout (at home workouts are not my personal preference)

I also rest either in a whirlpool or soak in a bath with scented epsom salt to relax my muscles.

As for supplements: pre-workout, bccaa’s, fish oil and a multi and at least a half gallon of Water or more per day.

If you don’t know where to start, instagram has tons of amazing videos, create a collection and save them as a reference point.

Good luck everyone!

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I am doing 30 mins cardio and 30 mins strength training on alt days. 7 days a week right now. all low impact. some yoga few days when I can fit it in. want to get back to running. waiting on time to change back so it is not dark when I get up.

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I'm preop (VSG scheduled for 3/12/19) but joined a gym near my house that is affiliated with the hospital so I'd have a safe and climate-controlled place to exercise after surgery. I figured I'd start preop to be as strong as possible going into surgery. I go every morning before work and on weekends and I do various things. Some days are 15 to 20 minute warm up on treadmill, track, elliptical, or bike followed by upper body resistance machines or lower body resistance machines and core, with 15 to 30 minute easy walk to cool down. Other days are like rest days and I just walk 60 minutes on the track.

My plan is to hire a trainer at the gym after surgery and when I have clearance to do full activity again. I would like to do more functional fitness things and free weights but I don't know what I'm doing, so I'll hold on that until after surgery when i can work with a trainer in earnest. I also want to take some of the group fitness classes that are offered if I can adjust my schedule at work.

I view the gym and workouts as part of my toolkit to be successful, just like they say the sleeve is a tool.

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On 02/18/2019 at 13:16, TeeBeau said:



I'm preop (VSG scheduled for 3/12/19) but joined a gym near my house that is affiliated with the hospital so I'd have a safe and climate-controlled place to exercise after surgery. I figured I'd start preop to be as strong as possible going into surgery. I go every morning before work and on weekends and I do various things. Some days are 15 to 20 minute warm up on treadmill, track, elliptical, or bike followed by upper body resistance machines or lower body resistance machines and core, with 15 to 30 minute easy walk to cool down. Other days are like rest days and I just walk 60 minutes on the track.




My plan is to hire a trainer at the gym after surgery and when I have clearance to do full activity again. I would like to do more functional fitness things and free weights but I don't know what I'm doing, so I'll hold on that until after surgery when i can work with a trainer in earnest. I also want to take some of the group fitness classes that are offered if I can adjust my schedule at work.




I view the gym and workouts as part of my toolkit to be successful, just like they say the sleeve is a tool.


Congrats!!! You’re doing awesome. You might be able to find a buddy to help you workout before doing the trainer route, or even youtube/ instagram videos.

I did the trainer route and found that it was a waste of money. I did learn some stuff but nothing that was truly worth $120 per session. Group fitness classes might even be more enjoyable too. Good luck.

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Counting down the months until summer. How is everyone doing with their workouts?

The cold weather has me feeling down. I’m getting focused on my gym routine. I was 144 pounds on the 16th. I'm back down to 133 pounds today. Eleven pounds in five days is crazy fast for me.

I have not been in a tanning bed since the 80's. I started using one at my gym. I have to admit, my mood is better after lying in the fake sun.

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Omg I’m up to 10 min cardio in my second week physical therapy the rest of my session today is 35 min resistance tracing and core strength. So proud of my self doing the bridge felt like I had my butt up so high and holding it for 65 second and then realized I wasn’t even an inch off the Matt. LOL. HEY at lest it’s progress right?

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Congrats to both of you!!! That's fabulous!!! WTG!

IDK what to do about summer beach body. :( I'm doing my walking and that's about it. I need to get back into doing resistance bands/exercises. :(

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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 7:57 PM, AutumnTheAries said:

Started working out 2 weeks ago. Surgery was 12/17. Surprised myself when I was able to run (on the treadmill) for 20 mins nonstop. Im now running about 3 miles nonstop in about 45 mins. I tried running outside and did about a mile, surprised myself again lol.

I've focused on cardio to get the pounds down, but just bought resistance bands to help tone. I truly just want to be able to run a 5k on the hilly streets here in Georgia. I am way further along than I imagined. Couldn't run 4 mins straight prior to surgery without having to use my inhaler.

All that being said...3-4 days a week cardio with toning in between is my plan for now.

-AtA

I am anxiously awaiting my new sports bras so I can get back to running. even with two on it got too painful. mine are all WAAY too big

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 5:29 PM, katiemarie22 said:

I’m 3.5 months post op and doing great so far. I never set foot in a gym before surgery, but I’m working on adopting fitness into my every day life now. My goal for 2019 is to do 300 exercise sessions which works out to 6 days a week. For January I did 32 workouts! I have lofty ambitions of 2 sessions/day but I give myself the grace I need if I don’t make it to the gym one day or only do one exercise session. I’m starting to see some muscle develop and I definitely feel more energetic and in a better mood, so that’s great.

I aim for 2 workouts/day on the following schedule:

Monday: Gym - Strength, Barre Class
Tuesday: Swim, Yoga
Wednesday: Gym - Strength, Zumba class, stretch yoga
Thursday: Swim, Ballet
Friday: Gym - Strength, Yoga
Saturday: Swim
Sunday: Yoga

I’m taking it slow, most of my exercise is low impact. I was in a car accident last year and still recovering from my injuries. I am lucky enough that insurance is covering for my 3 gym sessions a week to be with a personal trainer and covering my gym membership to take all these classes.
Eventually, I want to get into running (I’ve always been terrible at it but everyone that really sticks with it eventually loves it), and also more intense cardio like jump rope, and core classes.

ok HOW did you get INS to cover gym fees?

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