After having two c sections and gaining 30 pounds...
After two years of running, kick boxing and a few months of cross fitting I've decided if the tummy wasn't gone before the big 40 .. a TT would be the greatest birthday gift to myself.
One month po
Pics of skin removed
Hitting the gym
so quickly. My PS said I was ok to workout but absolutely no core... Upper and lower body with maybe 20 pounds ... Just listen to my body. So I decided to do aqua fit to minimize any stress to my body and lite treadmill . Incline of 3.0 and worked my way to 5.0 for 30 mins. First week all went well, I even worked out 4 times that week.
Second week, which is this week I stepped it up to the stepper ( the moving stairs one ) lawd I worked up a good sweat ... No pain or discomfort but I do wear a compression garment for extra support. I do this for 20 mins then off to some weight training for either my arms, back , shoulder or legs .. Anything besides the core. I have learned I use my core more than I truly knew. I would do 4 sets of 25 at a weight that I can get a burn but not pain. This has helped me tremendously. I notice I stand 100% upright. The swelling had gone down and my abs are loosening up.
After every workout I seat in the sauna for 20 mins to stretch and loosen my muscles. I know this may not work got everyone after 30 days but it has for me. I was mentally siking myself when it came to standing straight. I was scared to pull my core and I walked hunched for the first 3 weeks. Once I tried the gym all worries was gone.
First 5 mile jog/ walk then hiked 2 miles @ Stone Mountain
Undergarment I find to be very helpful
Belly button / scar tissue
Ran my first 11 miles since surgery
Dr Song is the most sincere, caring and professional PS I've came across. His bedside manners is impeccable. The staff is wonderful. He have answer his cellphone every time I called. He even calls you the night after the surgery and a few days after to insecure all is going well. I strongly recommend him.