working out at home

on 9/9/17 10:03 am
VSG on 11/01/17

I am just shy of 6 weeks away from the big day..... so my question is..... does anyone have any exercise tips to do at home. I can not go to the gym, because my work schedule and being a mama, do not match up with the hours they are open.

I know for the first 6 weeks, to be happy with walking and deep breathing.

after that the snow should be flying so I will get lots of snow Considering our city is #1 in snow fall. but I don't want to loose muscle, and shoveling alone is not enough

Gwen M.
on 9/10/17 3:22 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Walking is great. There are also great apps out there for exercise. I've heard good things about Sworkit and FitStar, but I haven't used either personally.

It's really a matter of figuring out what will get you moving and then, from there, figure out how to do it at home :) I run and do yoga "at home."

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 9/14/17 6:05 am - PA
VSG on 08/23/16

Consider a subscription to something like Daily Burn - fairly reasonable around $10 a month. You can tune in via the internet any time you want. There are also some amazing exercise classes and channels on YouTube. I don't know where you are starting, weight-wise, but you should be cleared by your team (absent any other medical issues) for full exercise by about 3 weeks out. I was doing an hour on a recumbent bike (slowly, but doing) five days after surgery and was cleared to swim after 2 weeks. (Just waiting for incisions to heal.) Most aerobics are OK at the start - its lifting things you need to be careful of, including your kids.

Do any of the gyms near you offer childcare programs? Our YMCA has a great childwatch room - you can use for up to 3 hours a day when you are a member and on the premises - which is plenty of time to do a class and take a shower uninterrupted! (Again, not sure how old your littles are, but I remember craving a shower in peace.)

Keep on losing!


HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 158 (5/2/18)

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