An Easy New Year’s Fitness Plan

Many patients have to understand they need to move around and get their metabolism going or they won’t be able to maintain pounds lost. It’s possible to gain 20 or 30 pounds in a blink once they are in the four or seven or ten month or years post-op zone. Understanding that nothing is automatic or forever and doing something to prevent tragic regain is important NOW, but you have to move.

Some folks think that if they had weight loss surgery it would fix things and they would never need to worry again, but we know that’s just not true. Surgery gives a Free Pass to get out from under the weight, but now it’s up to everyone to preserve that gift or it goes away. Here are some ideas to create an easy fitness plan:

  • Get up right now and walk around your office.
  • Jump up and down for 20 seconds. It’s a lot longer time than you realize.
  • Take the stairs.
  • Stand up from your chair and sit down again 30 times every 30 minutes.
  • Turn on a Michael Jackson song and DANCE.
  • Buy a really cool pair of Skechers that you absolutely love!

It has been proven that it does NOT take two hours a day or even ONE hour a day for exercise… 20 minutes of intervals, meaning 30 seconds of movement 30 seconds of rest for 20 minutes, total does the body as much good as an hour of steady slow pace and will get the scale moving in the right direction. A New Year’s fitness resolution can happen right in your home!

 

 

Author Info

Michelle Phelan

Michelle Phelan

Michelle is the Nutritionist here at Blossom Bariatrics. She specializes in natural healing modalities and alternative ways to help people heal with food and better diet choices. Michelle does our Pre & Post OP Nutrition Classes and meets with every single client for their Nutrition Consultation. She is a Certified Nutritionist, Functional Diagnostic Practitioner, Sports Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer.

Comments ( 3 )

  • Shirlee Harris

    I wonted to know if I could eat Oatmeal or Grites my Surgery was Mar 19,2015

  • Marie Johnson

    I really like to thank you for your hard work in all the research you have done for us. I like to thank all of you there at the office and you Michelle. You saved me in so many ways. THANK YOU ALL

  • Dennis Elings

    I had my bypass surgery 9 Sept 14. I didn’t think I needed it because I didn’t think “I was that fat”. As of this comment I have lost about 80 lbs and the comments I get from friends and others that I have meet before and now again have been like “wow you look great” “you have really lost a lot of weight” As a over the road truck driver it is hard to keep eating good food but I carry some on the truck and only eat very small amounts from the snack bars and restaurants when I have to eat from there. But after wearing 48 jeans last August and 38s now. I feel great and get around a lot better, no high blood preasure meds, and sleep better. Thank you to the staff at Blossom and Dr Tom. Also I have taken acid reflux meds since 1995 and haven’t takin any since surgery.

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