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Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by Tracy Lindenmuth, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

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    That is awesome Christine! I can not imagine twice as fast at the moment...totally inspiring, thank you! :)
     
  2. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Thanks Pixx. What do you do for exercise?
     
  3. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

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    Currently I'm walking on an underwater treadmill 5-6 days a week, and on Mon/Wed/Fri I attend an underwater Zumba class. I am waiting until I see the surgeon this month to get approval to start lifting underwater weights. I'm still restricted to no more than 5 lbs. at the moment. I started off at 1.5 mph when I began and am at 2.8 mph now, hoping to be able to walk the full 2 miles in 30 minutes is my goal, but I know I would need to speed things up and I am not quite ready for that just yet! :D
     
  4. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Underwater exercising sounds like fun. You are way faster than me! I started at .8 MPH and I’m now at 1.6. I’m going to see if I can go faster when I get back in the gym, hopefully tomorrow. I’ve been out the past 2 days with a migraine. :mad: I’m going to also ride the recumbent bike and use the Nautilus equipment. I need to try to get rid of some of the flabbiness in my arms.
     
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  5. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

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    I actually think if I were using a land treadmill I would be right along side you in mph, but with the water taking the impact out of everything I have been able to speed things up. I haven't gotten brave enough to enter the actual gym with all its equipment :p I wouldn't know where to begin, I don't know what Nautilus equipment is o_O I know how you feel though when you can't go to the gym, I've 'tweaked' my knee twice in the past few months and it put me out for several days each time, which is so frustrating!
     
  6. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    Nautilus equipment is the strength training/weight lifting equipment. No free weights for this girl. I haven’t started using it yet, but plan on incorporating it in to my workouts at least 3 times a week next week. They have machines that mimic sit-ups and work on your upper arms. Both areas that I need some help on. I hate when you tweak your knee. Anything that knocks you out of working out sucks. I thought I was going to make it to the gym this morning, but this migraine is affecting my vision, so driving is not a good thing. I am going next week come hell or high water. Just glad this first month’s membership was only $1. :) I had bought myself a treadmill so I could workout regardless as I had 3 months of constant migraines this summer and got tired of not doing anything. That was a big flop as the treadmill was a piece of crap. I ended up returning it.
     
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  7. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

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    Okay, so the idea of sit-ups is rough. I'm not sure I could do that right now. I get sore with what I am doing now but maybe a few months down the road. Sucks that the treadmill didn't work out for you. :(
     
  8. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    t took a while before I could even think of doing sit ups that’s for sure. Now, everything is back to normal. It is amazing how long it takes to heal from surgery, but I guess they do do a lot of damage to our bodies while they are in there. How often do you exercise?
     
  9. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

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    I kind of made a deal in my head that if I was going to pay for a gym membership, I would go everyday after work, typically 5 days a week. Well we are a bit short handed at work at the moment, so I'm not sure that was the best deal! o_O But I've been working 10-12 days in a row before getting a day off, so I've been working out 6 days a week for nearly a month. The gym is closed on Sundays, my saving grace! :p Anyway, when things improve I'll hopefully be on a routine 5 days a week workout schedule. :)
     
  10. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    Wow! You’ve been working your butt off at work and the gym. Good for you! Glad you get Sunday’s off.
     
  11. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Finally made it back to the gym. Bumped speed on treadmill from 1.6 mph to 2.3. Incline still at 0. Walked for 30 minutes. Don’t ever plan on getting to the point of jogging as I’m a big klutz, but when I get almost to that point speed wise, I will start increasing the incline. I am also hoping to give the elliptical machine a whirl, but that might be a big joke.
     
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  12. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Tried the elliptical machine. That was a joke. Lasted a minute. Going to stick to the treadmill for now. Did another 30 minutes.
     
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