If you don’t know this about me, I love to work out. I started lifting weights a few months back and since I’m very competitive, I pushed myself way too hard. Well, surprise out popped a hernia. I was completely devastated. I was not going to let a little hernia get in the way of my weight loss. Check out my story here.
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional! I’m simply giving you ideas of my own situation.
I have just started to walk and jog three miles. It took me a few weeks to get back into running. But once I got back into the swing of things I started really enjoying this exercise. Days that I didn’t have much time for a run I would jump on my bike and do a quick three miles. However, I did notice if I ran hard too many days back to back it would start to flare up again.
Pilates is my second choice of workout and I didn’t think I would ever like it. I always used T25 or P90x so I never really considered this a workout. Oh, my goodness. This felt so relaxing. But I was sweating at the end of the workout and sore the next day. (in a good way) I haven’t been doing this one as much to see if it makes my hernia flare up.
I still use 5 LB weights to do bicep/tricep curls and lots of squats. I like this because I can go out to the garage (where we have our home gym) and just go crazy, listening to my music and still feel like I’m doing something. Another one I can’t do every day.
Don’t laugh at this next one. Every time I heard pool workouts, I would think of grandmas doing arm circles in the pool. But I have found some great workouts I love doing. I did not realize how much a POOL NOODLE, gave so much resistance under water. This is probably my favorite workout now because I can go in while the kids are swimming and having fun. Plus when they hang on me it makes it a little bit harder. I have not had any problems with my hernia and I do this one back to back.
I know most of you would say, get the surgery done but it really isn’t bothering me that much. Yes, I miss lifting heavy weights but I found other ways to still workout and keep my weight off. Hope you enjoyed! If you have any other workouts you do let me know. Love ya, Mary xoxo
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