I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
On the treadmill about 2 weeks after.
And like you I could only go about 5 minutes at a slow pace, but you will be surprised how much you can add each day, I am almost 8 weeks post op and I walk 3/4 of a mile in 20 minutes I still haven't hit that 1 mile in 30 minutes but am goin keep.
, and good luck to you!!!! Wish it warm up around here so I can walk outside...
6 weeks out here and I walk 1 mile in 20 min jogging every 5 min for a minuit. keep up the great workit gets easier as you go ...
I dont have the blessing of having a tredmill so what I did was pace my back yard and becuase it's so big I counted laps lol and I wouldnt stop unless I had the minimum of 10 laps.
The first time I decided to go for a real walk I had myself ready and I planed on a 15 min walk cause I figured that would be all I can do and I got to where I planed on going back home and I didnt wanna I ended up with like a 2 hr walk that day.
It gets a lot easier as you go.
I kept quiting when my feet would hurt so bad so I would go a week with out and finally my restless legs was getting bad and I decided hurting or not I cant handle staying on my butt so I would keep my self going and I wanted to cry cause my poor feet hurt but now I forced myself through the pain and it is getting much much easier.
Keep going and when your ready to quit push your self to go just a hair more like if you do a 10 min walk try to push for maybe 5 more steps or 10 steps just the bit of extra.
Dont over push just get yourself to go just a little bit more you will see it will become easier..
Keep it up and you will be.
For a long time soon. Before.
I could barely walk 15 min. because my back and knees would hurt. Now (2yrs. post op) I can walk for hours without pain...
I started water.
And I absoluetly love it!! It is one of the few times I feel so light and skinny and I am able to do so many things in the water that I would never attempt out of it...
Congrats on the.
One of the best things you can do. For a long time, because of the numerous surgeries this year,.
Was the only.
I could do and it really helps in so many way. I also got a stooped posture from the panniculectomy and then wearing a wound vac for 2 mos that I had a hard time getting my posture back to normal. I found these great shoes called thermasols which help workout your legs and butt while you walk/run. All the big brands have them and they costs tons but these you can get at Kmart for $30 and work with the same principle. I love them and because of the way they rock it helpe me get my posture more back to normal. Keep up the good work it does get easier.
As far as I should cause frankly even with my mp3 I get bored doing it alone. Will be happy when the weather is better and can get out with friends or even get hubby to walk. We'll see :)..
Thanks everyone for all the encouragement. I am so glad I found this Site. Everyone is so nice and wonderful. I am going to keep.
My Husband is my strength and best friend He say as soon as I get back to work (maybe next week) he will walk everyday at the free gym at work with me...
Congrats! that is a major achievement. I am 3.5 weeks out and haven't done it yet. I did go to the mall today.
.....keep me posted...baby steps!!..
Congrats.....i started barely.
And now 8 months latere and 147 pounds gone I am training for a 5k run.
Keep up the work.... sometimes it's hard but press on the ben ifits are great..