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CHERYLKULP SparkPoints: (2,188)
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4/25/14 2:54 P


CHERYLKULP SparkPoints: (2,188)
Fitness Minutes: (910)
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4/25/14 2:52 P

Thanks for the advice.Good luck with your own recovery.

4/25/14 2:42 P

First and foremost always follow your doctors advice.

I'm not a doctor but here's what I've been doing.

I had open hernia surgery 3 weeks ago to repair 3 hernias. My advice is to take it slow, go for easy walks increasing the pace as you feel better. Try some gentle yoga and see how it feels.

I started strength training again this week and while some exercises have been okay like one arm rows, one leg squats and one leg deadlifts, some have not been okay like handstands, push-up on my toes and pull-ups.

We will get back to where we were, don't stress about it.

If any exercise causes you any discomfort or pain then stop immediately.

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 4/25/2014 (14:43)
JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

Goal weight 125lbs
38 years old
2 kids

Lowering my A1C and keeping my blood sugar levels low eating 60-70% fat /15-20% carb / 15-20% protein.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,414
4/24/14 7:27 P

I agree that you'll want to talk to your doctor about resuming an exercise routine to find out what exercise they recommend and what you should avoid.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,309
4/24/14 6:11 P

Well, since weight loss is 80% nutrition, my advice would be to track your food and stay within range.
As far as exercise... wait until you heal and your doctors clears you to do so.

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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CHERYLKULP SparkPoints: (2,188)
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4/24/14 3:26 P

Hi. I have been following the sparkpeople program for a little while and was having really good success. I recently got derailed from my exercise routine due to having an unexpecpted abdominal surgery. I am beginning to heal and get some strength back but I still have pain and healing to deal with in the abdominal area. I am looking for some ideas to help me keep moving forward with my weight loss and physical activity as I get back to my full strength self. Any ideas?

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