Finding a balance at the gym

Saturday, February 12, 2011

So I'm still recovering from surgery, but I've found a stairstepper routine that (1) doesn't bounce me up and down too much and (2) doesn't send me staggering to the restroom to throw up. I think I've found a point that's easy enough to not hurt, but challenging enough to let me start gaining back some cardio endurance.

For the first time today, I added in an upper-body weight routine. (I think I'll hold off the lower body until that suture line across my abdomen looks more healed up - don't worry, I'm not posting pics or graphic descriptions.)

I'm hoping this will give me more energy, too. I'm sure that right now part of the problem is that I'm healing up, and part of the problem is the medication - but exercise will let me sleep better, and, if past experience is any indication, be perkier during the day.

Hopefully I'll be biking - and running 5Ks again - when the snow melts.
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    I just joined the walk/jog version of the 5K team. My sprained ankle is no comparison to surgery recovery, but we can keep each other posted.
    2555 days ago
    Youo just keep doing what you should, and the rest will fall into place!
    2567 days ago
    My mother had a double hip replacement and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Hope you're not going through what she did.

    My surgeon said the people who are up and around recover from this procedure faster than the ones who don't, so I'm doing what I can. Here's hoping we're both back to normal soon!
    2569 days ago
    Good job that's the right attitude.

    I just had hip surgery right before XMAS. As soon as the doc cleared me to the gym 2 weeks afterwards, I got to lifting for upper body work, taking it easy until everything heals.

    It's a much better way to spend the recovery time

    Good luck!
    2569 days ago
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