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WHEN did you start REALLY WORKING OUT?

I'm 2 months post-op from the sleeve and mostly happy with my weight loss. I've been walking, doing a little yoga, stretching, and a little light weight training at home with a 5/10/15 kettlebell set my brother gave me for my August birthday.

However, now I really want to tone up more. I'm thinking of braving my local Recreation Centers that have great weight/circuit training/cardio equipment in January or February 2021 when I'm 3 months or 4 months out. Of course, my plans will be dependent on the ever-growing COVID-19 numbers drastically decreasing. (Man, Listen---I'm not happy at all that I paid my yearly dues in February and then the Va Beach Rec Centers closed in March. )

When did you really start doing dedicated workouts?

If you work out at home, what do you do? Did you invest in any equipment?

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I was cleared to do everything at eight weeks out, so you're most likely fine to do whatever you want at this point! I was still pretty heavy when I was where you are (e.g., at two months out), so I mostly walked, did Water aerobics, and did the weight machines at my gym (again, at about eight weeks out for the weights. It was only four weeks out for water aerobics)

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I was cleared eight weeks out, but I didn't feel comfortable starting up doing anything beyond walking until about four months. It's honestly up to your body. If you've been cleared and you think you can, start slow and see what you can do. I went from walking every day to walking 3.5 miles every day and doing cardio/strength workouts five times a week. You'll get there.

I have video games that I use (ringfit on the switch, Beat Saber on PSVR, and Just Dance) that help me out. We also purchased a stationary bike to watch tv on, and we have a treadmill here. If I feel like strength training, I have a jug full of sand that I use in lieu of a kettlebell, and I also use body weight exercises (Wall push ups, planks, the dreaded burpee, etc.). It's actually really easy to work from home, it's just getting started. ❤️

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at 4 months when i had lost 50 I went nutz

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14 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I was cleared to do everything at eight weeks out, so you're most likely fine to do whatever you want at this point! I was still pretty heavy when I was where you are (e.g., at two months out), so I mostly walked, did Water aerobics, and did the weight machines at my gym (again, at about eight weeks out for the weights. It was only four weeks out for Water aerobics)

Water aerobics sounds like fun. Will have to try that.

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10 hours ago, Sammi_Katt said:

I was cleared eight weeks out, but I didn't feel comfortable starting up doing anything beyond walking until about four months. It's honestly up to your body. If you've been cleared and you think you can, start slow and see what you can do. I went from walking every day to walking 3.5 miles every day and doing cardio/strength workouts five times a week. You'll get there.

I have video games that I use (ringfit on the switch, Beat Saber on PSVR, and Just Dance) that help me out. We also purchased a stationary bike to watch tv on, and we have a treadmill here. If I feel like strength training, I have a jug full of sand that I use in lieu of a kettlebell, and I also use body weight exercises (Wall push ups, planks, the dreaded burpee, etc.). It's actually really easy to work from home, it's just getting started. ❤️

Thank you! I appreciate the good ideas.

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17 hours ago, TheMoxieMama said:

WHEN did you start REALLY WORKING OUT?

I'm 2 months post-op from the sleeve and mostly happy with my weight loss. I've been walking, doing a little yoga, stretching, and a little light weight training at home with a 5/10/15 kettlebell set my brother gave me for my August birthday.

However, now I really want to tone up more. I'm thinking of braving my local Recreation Centers that have great weight/circuit training/cardio equipment in January or February 2021 when I'm 3 months or 4 months out. Of course, my plans will be dependent on the ever-growing COVID-19 numbers drastically decreasing. (Man, Listen---I'm not happy at all that I paid my yearly dues in February and then the Va Beach Rec Centers closed in March. )

When did you really start doing dedicated workouts?

If you work out at home, what do you do? Did you invest in any equipment?

There are a ton of free workouts online. Go to Youtube or google free workouts. You can do anywhere from 10 - 60 min workouts of any kind - cardio, strength with body weight), even walking for those rainy days. Your body will tell you what you can do. If it starts feeling uncomfortable, stop.

I am only 3 weeks out so I walk 2-3 times a day for 30 min. I am looking forward to switching up my routine and doing other workouts. However, Its chilly where I am and I do like the walks with the crisp air - it refreshes my mind.

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I started 3 months post-op and did cardio and strength training at the gym.

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On 12/7/2020 at 1:10 PM, TheMoxieMama said:

WHEN did you start REALLY WORKING OUT?

I'm 2 months post-op from the sleeve and mostly happy with my weight loss. I've been walking, doing a little yoga, stretching, and a little light weight training at home with a 5/10/15 kettlebell set my brother gave me for my August birthday.

However, now I really want to tone up more. I'm thinking of braving my local Recreation Centers that have great weight/circuit training/cardio equipment in January or February 2021 when I'm 3 months or 4 months out. Of course, my plans will be dependent on the ever-growing COVID-19 numbers drastically decreasing. (Man, Listen---I'm not happy at all that I paid my yearly dues in February and then the Va Beach Rec Centers closed in March. )

When did you really start doing dedicated workouts?

If you work out at home, what do you do? Did you invest in any equipment?

So walking I know it sounds so boring - is the best workout ever. But I think I was at least 8 weeks, I know I tried riding bike but it was too soon. I didn't ride my bike until like 10 weeks and felt confident I wouldn't hurt myself. Hiking like with incline and such wasn't for 12 weeks either. Yoga w/strength training happened closer to 16 weeks. I didn't want to injure myself as that was when Covid was not good here (which in hindsight sounds stupid because it's worse now) and I had no desire to go to doctors.

I would just try what you want and stop if it actually feels like it hurts. Don't strain yourself or push yourself too hard, but yeah go get it GURL!

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