Starting Yoga tomorrow!

kinny09
on 7/24/13 6:06 pm, edited 7/24/13 6:08 pm - New York, NY
RNY on 06/11/13 with

I haven't done Yoga in a number of years but I'm really looking forward to going to a class tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous and certain I won't be able to do half the poses yet, any words of confidence for me? Should I sit at the back of the class for my own peace of mind? I have so much energy lately and I'm trying a lot of things that I haven't in a long, long time, I just hope I'm not in over my head at only 6 weeks out! I was cleared for lifting and other various forms of exercise at my 6 week post op appointment today, so it's not that, it's definitely an embarrassed/conscientious thing...I really want to get into this as part of my exercise routine though, not just so that I can become more flexible and coordinated/balanced, but so I can find a relaxing form of exercise as well, in addition to my walking routine...Anyone else include Yoga or Pilates in their routine?

  HW: 306         Day of Surgery: 299         Current Weight: 172

    

    

PetHairMagnet
on 7/24/13 6:22 pm
RNY on 05/13/13

I waited 8 weeks post op and LOVE IT! I could never have done it at my old size! I put my mat in the front so I can watch the instructor. Don't hide in the back!

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!

        

    

    

gabbie3275
on 7/24/13 6:55 pm

i love yoga! i started when i weighed 250 lbs i felt i lil uncomfortable. once class started all of the worries went away, and i became addicted!! its great for stretching and toning! i put mat right up front so instructor knew i was taking it seriously, and welcomed her help...enjoy!

  stay lighter!

    

PetHairMagnet
on 7/25/13 3:23 pm
RNY on 05/13/13

So how was it!? Did you love it? Are you sore in places you did not even know you had?

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!

        

    

    

kinny09
on 7/25/13 4:29 pm - New York, NY
RNY on 06/11/13 with

Loved it!! I sat in the back as I just wasn't ready to be front and center bending over :P. It was a 45 min. class and it was pretty gentle so I will definitely be going back!

  HW: 306         Day of Surgery: 299         Current Weight: 172

    

    

PetHairMagnet
on 7/26/13 12:47 pm
RNY on 05/13/13

YAY FOR YOU!  I am so glad you enjoyed it! I have found I like the 75 minute classes best because I am so loose and able to do moves vs. the shorter classes where I am just getting to that loosey-goosey place and then it is over.

 

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!