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Home | -- Exercise

Exercise

Exercise is a word some of us love and some of us hate, but all of us know that some form of exercise is good for us.

 For those of us who have had lap band surgery exercise is important for many reasons:

  • It burns calories
  • It firms our skin
  • It creates muscle which helps burn more calories
  • It creates those "happy hormones" that help us feel good and stay motivated
  • It reduces our risks for cardiovascular disease among other ailments.

The bottom line is, exercise is good for us whether we have had lap band surgery or not.  Those of us who have had surgery may want to integrate it into our daily routine, a little at a time, in order to facilitate our weight loss.  Depending on our age, our health, our weight, and our physical ability, exercise can mean anything from walking around the block to running five miles on the treadmill and everywhere in between.  Of course, you'll need to work with your doctor in developing your exercise routine.

In this section you will find information and tips on getting started and staying motivated to help you achieve your goals.

 



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I hadn't realized how much a part of my daily life all of this activity had become. I have been at it long enough that I take my freedom of movement and my energy levels for granted. All I can say at this point is that I wake up every day, even while I am not feeling my best, and am grateful for the new chance at living a full and active life that I was given when I chose to have weight loss surgery. . . . keep reading
How Fitness Has Fueled My Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
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It will be 13 years in another month. On 5/28/04 I had weight loss surgery, lap band surgery to be exact. After that my life changed in so many wonderful ways. Making exercise an integral part of my life has been one of them. . . . keep reading
Being Complacent Doesn't Support My Healthy Lifestyle - Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
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One dictionary definition of complacent is: Satisfied with the current situation and unconcerned with changing it, often to the point of smugness. . . . keep reading
Where I Go For Motivation - Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
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So it's Monday morning, my sinuses are congested, my knee is screaming at me, my hip aches from my hike yesterday and it's time to get ready for the gym. The way I see it, I have only two choices - to go to the gym or stay home. . . . keep reading
A Morning At The Gym In January - Living a Life Of Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
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Mornings at the gym in January are frustrating. First of all, the parking lot is full of all of those New Year's Resolutions people. I look around and wonder who will still be here in March and April. I know, after 12 years, that it will be less than half of the folks currently trying to meet their New Year's resolutions of losing XXXX pounds, or getting healthy or, if you look carefully at the women, trying to hook up with someone new and hard bodied! . . . keep reading
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My body acts as a barometer. Any time there are weather changes coming I know because I get aches and pains in places I didn't even know I had places. This is not a complaint. It is a fact of my life. I have had to learn to live with it, and I have. . . . keep reading
Resisting Change Doesn't Work For Me - Long Term Lap Band Success
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As I walked into the gym early Wednesday morning I saw a sign where I needed to check in that said "Pool Closed Until Further Notice". I immediately began to panic and then get angry because I joined this gym BECAUSE they had an indoor swimming pool and my body needs to swim 2-3 times a week for many reasons all of them relating to my health. . . . keep reading
How Exercise Has Shaped My Long Term Success After Lap Band Surgery
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It's 6am. I am sipping a cup of black coffee in my sweats and it's almost time for me to get dressed and leave for the gym. Today my schedule is 30 minutes on the elliptical, then an hour working with my personal trainer, then 15 minutes more on the elliptical. Then home to start the rest of my day. . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Making My Choices Count
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As I was sipping my coffee this morning I checked my messages as per my usual routine. My trainer had texted me to let me know she was dealing with a flooded bathroom and wasn't going to make it in to the gym this morning. My mind took off in the following directions at high speed: . . . keep reading
The Saga Of My Shoulder Continues - Long Term LapBand Success And Recovery From Injuries
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I always say that I have been put on the earth this time around to learn patience, and right now, just before my 68th birthday I am being forced to be patient, not with others, but with myself. I am following my Doctor's and my Physical Therapist's orders on what exercise I can do, and to be perfectly blunt and unprofessional, it sucks! . . . keep reading
Taking Some Time Off For Me And Still Learning - Long Term Lap Band Success
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Last week my husband and I escaped for a few days up the coast to Cambria and San Simeon. We stayed in a really lovely little Inn right in downtown Cambria and did our first ever tour of Hearst Castle. The Inn had no fitness facilities and they frown on visitors using the pool at Hearst Castle, no matter how inviting it looks so I was without my typical gym or swimming pool from Thursday through Monday morning. . . . keep reading
Food, Fitness, Water - Living My Life As A Long Term Successful Weight Loss Surgery Patient
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Here I am, 67 years young, working through my 13th year after Lap Band Surgery and my only real complaint is that I wish I had done it 20 years earlier. Was it easy to lose 270 pounds? NO! Is it easy to maintain that weight loss? NO! The one certainty here is that it is worth the effort. I am worth the effort. . . . keep reading
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Here I am, approaching my 12th "surgiversary" and I continue to learn new things about myself, and what I need to do to keep the consistency in my journey and my weight stable. Some days it's a breeze and others not so much. . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Some of Why I Exercise Besides Losing Weight
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For the last few days I have been wondering what I was going to blog about. This morning, it hit me when I was searching the internet for some information around exercise to share with our Weekly Weigh-In Groups. Lifehacker has a great article, with links to other articles talking about the Top Ten Reasons To Exercise Besides Losing Weight. . . . keep reading
Don't Let Those Negative Voices In Your Head Sabotage Your Successful Weight Loss Surgery Journey
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
So I woke up Tuesday morning, cold and tired at 4am. It was 35 degrees at the beach here in Oxnard CA. I began a discussion in my head that went something like this: " Poor you. You haven't had enough sleep, it's really cold outside. Your bones ached. You have a headache from the heater. You will probably freeze if you head to the swimming pool at the gym as planned. Maybe you should skip it today so you don't get sick." . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Moving Through The Cold Months Is Key
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My exercise schedule is pretty routine on Monday- Friday. I swim for 30 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Then spend 100 minutes on the elliptical and weight training on Mondays and Wednesdays. . . . keep reading
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It's Monday morning again. Oh, no, time to face another week of ______. You fill in the blank. Is this how you face Monday mornings? It's definitely how Monday mornings looked to me before I began my current routine. . . . keep reading
Long Term Lap Band Success - Winning The Mental Game
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I woke up this morning to a gray sky, warm and humid house and a low level of energy. As I sat with my coffee cup I urged myself gently to get going to the gym. I finally made it out of the house and to the gym and was in the water by 7:45 AM which was at least ½ hour later than my typical latest start. . . . keep reading
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I got a text from my trainer on 7/9 telling me she would be unavailable until 7/28 due to a family emergency. I immediately wished her the best with her family situation and hit send. Then the panic ensued. What am I going to do while she's gone? . . . keep reading
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