pre-surgery: exercise and trying to stay fit

This may not be such a crucial component to other people's recovery process, but it is to mine.  I exercise very regularly, so maintaining as much of the same routine as possible (considering healthy surgery restrictions) was a priority.  Regularly, I work out 4-6 times a week.  3 days a week I combine cardio (running for 45-60 mins) with weights for a specific body area.  The other days I work out, I just do cardio, classes, or core.  So as you can see, 6 weeks off of this regular routine would not be easy to get back to later.  

Exercising while recovering: I talked with my surgeon and he told me that I will be able to still exercise during the recovery period as long as my body feels up to it.  I definitely won't push myself until I feel ready, but it's good to know I can.  The only restrictions he gave me are that I can't run; I can do other forms of cardio like the bikes, and that I don't play any contact sports.  That's perfectly fine by me, since I know I'll most likely lose weight on the liquid diet, and I don't really want to lose more weight, and I don't play contact sports, LOL.  Other than that, I'm good to go!  Can't wait to get back into the groove of exercising though.  #gymratlife.  


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