It’s been six months since your weight loss surgery. You’ve adjusted to the post-bariatric diet. You’re enjoying tasty high-protein, low carbohydrate foods and learning that small portions are satisfying.
Most days you’re fitting in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, reaping the benefits of working out regularly. After years of looking, you’ve discovered the formula for weight loss: bariatric surgery followed by lifestyle changes.
Pregnancy is not always easy. I am one of the lucky ones. My pregnancy has been smooth almost from day one. I had a little scare during my second trimester with a complete placenta previa, but over the course of 10 weeks and many ultrasounds, the placenta moved to where it is supposed to be! However, I know that many women are not as lucky with their pregnancies. Morning sickness, high blood pressure, and a number of other things can dampen one’s pregnancy experience.
Let’s talk resistance bands. Many of you have them but many don’t use them or don’t really know what to do with them! Well I’m here to show you a few things to help you get started! A common question I get is:
It was approximately 18 weeks ago that I was furiously reading about caffeine during pregnancy. The thought of being utterly exhausted and completely void of my daily coffee was hard to swallow. But there was good news on the other end of my keyboard. The call to my doctor was the confirmation I needed.
Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far! Today I wanted to talk to you about trouble zones. I have a lot of clients ask about the triceps area, inner thigh and the abdominal area. I like to call it the trifecta of trouble zones. So let’s break it down. What are these muscles and how can we start to target them in our workouts?
The Triceps brachii muscle is the large muscle on the back of the upper arm. It helps to straighten the elbow. Unfortunately this is one of the most common places that people are concerned about after weight loss surgery.
Whether it is with your significant other or your best friend, working out with someone can be a lot of fun! It’s a buddy system! When my husband and I first got married I did not want to workout together. I had always done my own thing. There are only a hand full of friends that I have worked out with. But I quickly changed my mind! I all of a sudden didn’t like going by myself to the gym, especially if it was an early morning workout and my husband was still warm in bed and I was getting up at 5 a.m. So we started getting up and going to workout together. It has helped so much to do it at the same time, we may not always do the same exercise but at least we are there together. We even get up Saturday and meet with a trainer and we push each other. I think accountability is crazy important.
Welcome to February!!! I hope this post finds everyone well!! This week I wanted to hit on why we encourage low intensity exercise over high intensity exercise. Most of us have always been taught that harder is better, right?! Well when it comes to weight loss and getting started it is actually better to start with light intensity exercise.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. We can stick to it! If a person has not been accustom to exercise then stepping on a treadmill for 30 minutes might be enough. You might be a little sore but not near how you would feel if you started jogging and lifting weights. Learn to appreciate where you are in the process. We all have to start somewhere. Do what you can today and tackle tomorrow then.
Hey everyone! I hope you are all staying warm today! Due to the weather we will not be having support group tonight, December 28th. Stay home and stay warm! If you are like me, staying home is really hard! I feel like I have to much energy and need to burn it off! So if you are in need of some exercise try this little circuit out! 🙂
20 jumping jacks
10 push ups
10 push ups
20 squat jumps
repeat 2 more times! 🙂 Don’t forget to stretch after! A little exercise is better than no exercise!