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an hour of strength training then 7 horrible miles on the TM... really didn't feel very good on the run. strength training was great however :)
strength training session followed by a 4 mile run (easy) on the treadmill... my legs were pretty sore today from the weekend, so dialed back the pace.
yes it does. you can gain muscle at the same time as losing fat. if you are only interested in losing weight (muscle included) then you can skip strength training, but i wouldn't recommend it. lean muscle mass is really important for metabolism and general health, during heavy weight loss via calorie deficit, your muscles will be attacked as well as stored fat. so if for nothing else other than maintaining current muscle mass, i would suggest keeping strength training in.
saturday was a strength training session followed by 45 min of speework on the bike. sunday was a 2 hour aerobic endurance spin class... grueling. i'm really tapped out of energy today :)
ugh. plans for the gym tonight are scuttled. have to attend a 5pm meeting at work on a friday. yay me. will move the workout to tomorrow. Paul, you doing mike's class on sunday?
thanks. that's the detail "3 months out". You are pretty early post-op, you must be a light-weight judging from your original post and the fact that you are close to goal so fast. It takes some time to stabilize from fat loss within the body so you may need to be patient on the scale and fat/muscle ratio front. but you are definitely doing the right things.
i would need to know more detail about you and how far you are along, but for me, at around 9 months or so i started strength training harder and my weight also stopped dropping. i have not lost another pound since then, but i did lose a bunch of inches on my pant size and a shirt size. scales are crude measures and don't take into account fitness, hydration, lean muscle mass etc. It is a really really really hard thing to wrap your head around, but not seeing the number drop on the scale isn't necessarily a bad thing. that being said, it also depends on where you are in your post-op journey. i can also say this, strength training is one of the most under-rated forms of exercise post-op, it is critically important in my opinion (and the only sure fire way to increase metabolism). best of luck!
the last time i swam was the peachtree tri in august :)
with IMFL 70.3 coming up in may, i may want to think about getting into the pool again...
never seen them. the riders around here (in N. Georgia) will typically just wear sunglasses and maybe replace the lenses with clear ones on cloudy days. they will bundle up, but haven't experienced any other eyewear other than glasses.
really challenging 90 min spin class tonight... Paul and I were able to get bikes (very popular class, you have to be at least 20-30 min early to get a spot). i nearly puked on the last interval!
got in a good strength training session followed by a brisk 4 mile run on the treadmill.