It’s been 8 weeks since I had my surgery and now that I’m able to resume normal activities I’m getting back into a workout routine while trying to gain weight at the same time. I lost 16 pounds due to the surgery and I need to find every last one of them again as well as get tight and toned. I’m trying to get the little bit of shape I did have back. My current weight is 144 and my goal weight is 160 which is still within a healthy BMI for my height. I’ve been taking it slowly and I’m focusing on one thing at a time.
Week 1 – I focused on my calorie intake. Since I’m trying to gain I’ve been trying to ensure that I take in more than 2,000 calories a day while eating healthy at the same time. I try to incorporate more healthy fats to every meal such as salmon, sweet potatoes, avocado, almonds, dark chocolate, and oatmeal. I’ve been eating 5 meals a day, trying not to go 3 – 4 hours without food, and making sure my last meal is an hour before bed.
Week 2 – I focused on adding a little walking along with my new eating routine. I walk twice a day during my 15 minute breaks at work.
Week 3 – I focused on adding leg day to my routine. My lower body is the biggest concern for me so I thought I’d start there first.
I’ll eventually be adding arms, chest, and abs to my routine. I dread these especially abs. Luckily for me, even when I was really overweight I never had much of a stomach. I never had any upper body strength so I really need to work on that.