TIP 1 – WALK
Start walking as much as you can after surgery. Your surgeon will likely advise this. You’ll need to take it easy the first few days after surgery. But don’t sit in your bed waiting for the pain to go away. Get used to pain and start changing your mindset. A workout, sweat, and tired muscles, are good things. Power through the pain and walk – you’ll likely walk around the house for the first few days. But start to make it a habit.
After the first week, start your day with a walk. Or end your day with a walk, but don’t skip it. Let your family members know that this is an important part of your new life. And you’ll be doing it daily. Put your shoes and your workout clothes by the foot of your bed. Do not use your snooze button. Every time you want to hit snooze, remember your life before surgery. Remember the struggle, the embarrassment you felt from obesity. Use it as your superpower, your motivator. Walk.