Yesterday was my post-op follow-up visit with the doctor and he said everything is looking and sounding fine. He asked how I’ve been and from what I told him he said I look good to go. I told him that with some more intense exercising the other day I felt a little cramping and heavier discharge and he said it was fine. He told me to take it as I can handle it, but the exercise was probably contracting the uterus and causing those things to happen; however, nothing I do will cause any harm.
So…I can get back to running! Yippee!
Seriously, it’s so hard for me to do sometimes, but there is something I love about running (I use the term loosely as I’ve never been too fast yet.) I don’t know if it’s the rush afterwards, or the fact that I feel so strong when I run because I never used to
desire to runbe able to run in the past. I don’t know.
All I know is that while I greatly enjoy the walks in my neighborhood I’ve been itching to get back into running. So, I’ve kind of set up an adjusted Couch to 5K Program for myself. I’ve figured out a tentative exercise program to follow for now. The non-running exercises are in red.
Mondays – Run 5 min walk/jog intervals and up the time of running longer and long each week until I’m running 30 minutes straight through again, even if it’s slower. If I go to the gym I’ll warm up and cool down for a few minutes before and after at least 25 minutes of intervals. If I do this in the neighborhood, then I might try doing intervals longer. 30 minutes on another cardio machine, elliptical, bike, etc.
Tuesdays – On the treadmill following the times for whatever week of C25K I’m on, but running at an 11:00 minute mile pace minimum; also pushing for faster if I think I’m able. I’m going to shoot to be able to run a 5K this year in around 35 minutes. Upper body exercises on weight machines.
Wednesdays – Rest Day
Thursdays – 30 minutes of cardio on either bike, elliptical or that other one that I have no idea what it’s called. Lower body exercises on weight machines.
Fridays – Second day of C25K intervals, according to whichever week I’m on, on the treadmill at the gym. 30 minutes of cardio on another machine.
Saturdays – IF I get around to it….a good walk in the neighborhood, but I’ll be happy if I get those other four days of exercise in.
So, that’s my good news and now I can go forward with my plan of attack towards getting these last 40 pounds off. I’m looking forward to good things.
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