What’s New at Week 22

(That’s not me in the picture, but it represents how I’m feeling right now after 22 weeks!) Here I am a little over 5 months post-op and I still can’t believe that I’ll never be getting another period again. I was at work, in one of the bathroom stalls and I could hear the person…

Week 17: Exercises I’m Avoiding

I’m still hoping that I can start exercising like how I was before my operation, so I tried to do some real planks where I held it for around 10 seconds. I was able to do that, but then the next day, I felt really sore. So here are some exercises that I’m going to…

On Post-Op Weight Loss

When I was going to have my surgery, I know that I was going to be sedentary for six weeks. I also knew that when I didn’t feel well, I tend to eat yummy things like sausage, bread, cakes, cookies, etc. which would cause me to gain weight. About Me and My Fitness Level I’m…

Made it to the Gym!

Last week, I decided to start going to the gym before work rather than workout after work to get it over with. I found that when I exercised in the morning, my back was a lot less stiff and I had a bit more energy (other than the afternoon “drowsies”!) than if I had not…

Trying to Keep the Weight Off

I knew how long recovery would be and how I’d have to rest my body and I also know how much I loved eating junk food like cookies, chips…anything tasty…when I wasn’t feeling so well.  Because of that, I asked my trainer to develop a meal plan for me because I’ve been working hard at…

Things I Still Can’t Do at 2 Months

It’s been around 2 months since my operation and I’m feeling really well!  However, there are still some things I can’t do. #1: Wear Jeans While I can fit in my jeans and wear them comfortably, a day or so after, I feel A LOT of soreness (like bruising) around my left side where I…

Week 5: Post-op Light Lifting

After getting sore last week, I decided to take it easy with the lifting and exercise.  I went out on Saturday to run some errands and a couple of hours later, I was feeling quite sore (like week 3-4 soreness). I still tried to stretch my muscles by not using weights and did 3 sets…

Week 4: Time to Workout!

The wait is over! Today marks the 1 month hysterversary and I’m feeling close to normal. I still feel a little sore (slightly) on my left side, which was where I felt the searing pain the first couple of weeks, but it’s not that bad.  It’s more like my body is saying “Be careful…I’m not completely…

Fitness Prep

From the groups I joined, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to use my abdominal muscles at all during recovery because everyone was saying that their abs hurt. That means that I’d have to rely on my arms and legs to get in and out of bed, get up from chairs, etc. So, with…