Friday, April 30, 2010

Zumba ???????

Good morning everyone,

I have been going to Zumba 3x a week for the past month. I have already lost 7lbs! I absolutely love it!

Anyway, I was talking to my Zumba instructor and told her about my upcoming WLS and that I would be out for a few weeks. I didn't want her to think I quit. She seems to think I will be out for at least 6 weeks! Is that true? I was thinking maybe 4 weeks at the most.

I know Jenny recently had her band on and is going to Zumba. So, how long before you could go? There is quite a lot of core work and twisting going during the workout. What a bummer if I have to wait so long :(

Well, I am off to Zumba right now! Thanks all.

Miss Vickie


  1. I want to try Zumba, they have it right around the corner from me, but I'm scared I won't be able to do the moves. I don't know what is involved in Zumba, but after 2 weeks,I was working out pretty hard, and after 3 weeks I felt like I could do anything. I'm now almost 5 weeks out, I feel like I never had surgery.
    Good luck.

  2. My doc said to wait 6....but I've never been a good listener! I waited about a month, but I felt ok. I wasn't sore in my core, but when she did movements that focused on core I sort of lessend up. If I had felt too sore afterward I probably wouldn't go back too soon. I think it just depends on how you feel, just make sure you don't push yourself too hard.

  3. It all depends on how you are healing. I was restricted from all things but walking for 7 weeks because of some major energy issues. I wasn't suppose to do more than 10 minutes of physical activity for the first 4.

    No matter what, it will be a minimum of 4 weeks or you could risk opening your incisions no matter how you are feeling. My doc used to say 4 weeks for most things, but six for weights or major core activities - now he says 4 because he changed how he did things inside.
    Some docs use different types on internal stiches and they heal differently. Also the port is attached differently by different docs. The last thing you want to do is have to go back into surgery because you did things too soon.

  4. I was restricted to only walking for the first 4 weeks than increased aerobics for weeks 4-6. After 6 weeks, they said I could start doing core work but to listen to my body as you are not 100% healed by then.

  5. You go girl - you got ass jingles like Gilly and Amy do?

  6. I am waiting until I lose 50 pounds. It is a goal for me and besides, I sure as hell don't want a size XXXXXXL!

  7. Thank for all you the advice ladies! You were a big help!

  8. I have no idea what Zumba is but it sounds fun!
    I'm impressed that you are energized and ready to go! It was reassuring to hear from Tessie Rose that after 5 weeks out it feels like she never had the surgery. Wow! :)

  9. Whoa 7 pounds!!! That is awesome!!!!

    I started exercising (jogging) at 2 weeks. At my 4 week appointment, my doc said I could do ANYTHING exercise-wise, which was sort of annoying. ;) I did not want to have to start the whole abs exercising thing!

    I think 4 weeks should be good for Zumba, but it depends on how you heal. You may want to wait 6.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments.

  10. Never listen to someone who's not a medical professional tell you how long you'll be out. It really varies from person to person. I was up and roller skating with my daughter 2 1/2 weeks after my surgery, back to work a week after. Don't push yourself but just listen to your body and by now, I'd think you'd know yourself and your physical limitations, so you should be good to go as soon as you feel like you're good to go. :)