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Hello! My surgeon cleared me to resume activity as normal on Tuesday and I went back to the gym on Wednesday. Nothing crazy, 25 min of light cardio and about 20 minutes of light strength training.

Thursday morning I woke up feeling off, and the more sore my muscles got the worse I felt. Like yucky. Just completely worn out.

I'm hitting my Protein and fluid goals (90oz and 90g) daily. I am just over 4 weeks PO, but like I said, cleared for activity.

Too soon for the strength training? Should I try weights again in a few weeks?

I was so certain I was going easy on myself, lol.

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I'm doing the same exercise routine basically. I waited until 6 weeks but maybe that depends on your procedure and/or the surgeon. If you've been cleared, I'd keep at it as long as you dont feel like poo poo :)

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I still have not started a routine yet. I am almost 6 months out. I have fibromyalgia, and am scared to death of being in more pain. Someone else on here just let me know that she just started, and she is more than a year post op. I guess you will know when the time is right for you. Just because your doc says its ok....they don't know how you actually feel. Just my opinion.

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My surgeon said no weights until 6 weeks out, but that's just to prevent tearing stitches. I wasn't really exercising much before surgery, and I didn't start until probably a couple of months after surgery.

In your case, I'm guessing there are a couple of issues in play. First, at only 4 weeks post-op, you're probably not consuming many calories. You should follow the advice of your surgeon, but just FYI, there are some surgeons who do not recommend starting exercise this early because you're not getting enough calories to provide the energy for a good workout. Dr. Vuong has a whole video on YouTube about why you shouldn't work out too soon after WLS (take his advice with a grain of salt because he's into some shady stuff, but his WLS advice seems fairly legit).

The other thing is that if this was your first workout in a month (or more), you can't just pick up where you left off. It will take a while to get back in the same shape you were before. I played sports when I was a kid and I remember I had a coach who always said it takes twice as long to get back into shape as the time you take off. For example, if you take a week off, it takes two weeks to get back into shape. I don't know how accurate that is, but I definitely think it's true that you need some time to work your way back to where you were before.

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