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2 Tips for Making the Right Moves after Lap-Band Surgery

It's time to get into the groove; yes, you need to move after your Lap-Band surgery, yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh. I'll wait for applause. I know it's good because I wrote it myself.

So you've had your Lap-Band surgery, and you're up and about and actually looking in the mirror again. Your goal is to get healthy and stay that way. Sure, you're going to eat right, but you need to exercise too.

I'm not saying you need to get like that chick that has to be fifty or sixty, but looks like she could still be in college. Oh what's her name? Denise Austin, that's her. She's older than I am and can still move her body in ways I couldn't when I was a healthy teen. I hate her.

Realistically, I shouldn't because she has the body that any of us can have. All we have to do is work out regularly, and you, especially after this Lap-Band surgery, you need to “get into the groove, yes, you need to move…”

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. It's just so darn catchy. Remember – if you start singing my jam on the treadmill, you owe me a royalty fee. You're buying less food now; you can afford it.

You're probably thinking, “I just had surgery. WTF, she wants me to work out?” Yeah, I'm a real meanie. You're talking to someone who has had the Lap-Band surgery too you know, and let me tell you something about exercise after surgery.

After surgery, a low impact, workout routine not only speeds up your recovery, but it also helps you shape and tone your body. Isn't that the reason you got your Lap-Band surgery in the first place? By no means am I telling you to get up right now and run seven miles and pump some weight. That's not a low impact exercise program; even for me, that's more of a quick, death exercise program.

You need to begin an exercise regime, but it needs to be a program that is right for you. How exactly do you get this program? Here are 2 tips to help you find the almost perfect one for you. Why “almost perfect”? Well, there is no such thing as “perfect”, and two, it is exercise after all. Have I taught you nothing yet?

1-This one is so important. Talk to your doctor first. He knows more about your health, and your body's ability to function, than anyone else, except you. He can give you a list of exercises that will not hurt you and help you set reasonable and safe goals.

Hey, do you mind if I tell you a story here? Okay, thanks. When I was working out, pre-Lap-Band, and starving to lose weight, I started doing this routine with a private trainer. Nasty – get your mind out of the gutter. It was an exercise routine.

Anyway, he kept telling me I wasn't putting enough effort into these knee crunch like things where you have to move these weights by pushing off, and I was basically about to cry because my knees were hurting so much. He just told me I was being lazy. I knew since I was out of sheep and all that my muscles had to get used to being active again, but this pain didn't improve over time it just got worse.

Still, this jerk (and know it's hard for me to not give you his name and website address) kept telling me I wasn't trying. Needless to say, he was gone within two months. He didn't even offer to help me pay for my knee surgery which I needed after ripping my meniscus doing his knee crunch thingies.

The moral of my true story – clear any workout program with your doctor first and don't assume anybody else feels your pain when you overdo it.

2-You don't have to exercise all day to work out; it's the little things that count after your Lap-Band surgery. Stop sending your kids to get the mail; walk to the mailbox yourself. Start taking evening walks with your dog; when you get tired, take a break and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

When going to the mall, park at the back of the shopping center instead of waiting for a close-up spot. You have a surgery that related to you stomach, not your legs. You can walk. All you're doing is letting those fat cells build up while you sit on your rump, burning expensive gas, while stalking people who may not even be leaving the mall yet. 

These are just two important tips to help you start exercising after your Lap-Band surgery. Believe it or not, you've always looked good. Now, just make yourself look better.