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So I’m 8 months into pre-op phase for RNY. Closing in on surgery once paperwork is complete. I’ve started CrossFit for the last 8 months and finally love an exercise! One of my biggest worries post op is the ability to get back to the gym. What’s a realistic expectation or what has happened for you all? I’m afraid it will be months and I’m afraid I’ll be sickly and weak and not able to get back to it. That would be very sad for me for sure. How did you feel goin back and how long did it take to not feel run down?

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I waited about 2 months to get back to working with my trainer. Honestly, the first month exercise was the last thing on my mind, so I just went on walks. Then my energy started to build and I easily got back into it. I didn't feel weak after the first month or so, but I wanted to make sure my incisions were all well healed before I jumped back into exercise.

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I was encouraged to walk right away.

at four weeks out, I was cleared to do everything except for weights.

at eight weeks out, I was cleared for weights.

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These exercises should be performed at least twice per week for the first six weeks after your procedure. They are designed to increase blood flow throughout your body and warm up your muscles prior to any weight training. These exercises are not hard, but rather intended to get your blood flowing through your system, loosen up your joints and prepare your muscles for the upcoming workout. You can perform these exercises before or after your workout.

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