Given the Okay to Perform Cardio Exercise
Today was the day that I had to meet with my doctor for a follow up. I am happy to say that he gave me the okay to perform cardio exercises. He said it was fine for me to perform any kind of cardio: HIIT, long distance running, jogging, or biking. That’s great news because I can get back on track with my weight loss and not feel like crap anymore from not exercising.
The visit was pretty quick: I walked in, he checked my incisions, we spoke for five minutes, and I left. He told me to not lift any weights, which was sort of a downer. His reason was that he didn’t want me to develop a hernia in my abdomen. So, there’s no weight lifting for the next three weeks. I do get to focus on my cardio and eating healthy, something I need to re-conquer. Weight lifting isn’t ever the hard part for me, performing cardio is.
For the remainder of the month I plan on undergoing a strenuous cardio program. For starters, I will be waking up early in the morning for some HIIT running on my treadmill. That will be three to four times a week, but never in consecutive days. Then, each afternoon/evening I will be riding my recumbent bike for one hour sessions. On the days that I don’t have a HIIT session I plan on having two recumbent bike sessions. I also plan on going for a daily walk.
All of that combined with healthy eating should help me to achieve a decent weight loss of 10 pounds in December, a reasonable goal. That should put me under the 300 pound mark and 50 total pounds lost to date. Come January I want to be able to get back into weight lifting while continuing a rigorous cardio program.