Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Recovery and Fitness

It is now one month since my surgery and I am starting from scratch in the fitness category. My eyes have been opened to how wonderful it is to feel good and how badly I want to re-invent my life and make fitness and active living a part of it. I thought I would share this part of my journey on my blog - since Crohn's Disease can wreak such havoc on our ability to be active, maintain a healthy weight, eat well, get rest and more. Also, watching Biggest Loser can be so motivational! So, here it is.

The Plan

- Gain at least 12 lbs to reach a healthy weight of at least 128 lbs.
- Increase cardio and weight training exercise slowly.
- Build some physical activities into my life. (Buy rollerblades!)
- Get better sleep. No more snooze button!
- Eat a well rounded, healthy diet.

The Status

I am truly starting from scratch. I can only do some stretches and a few very light exercises. The snooze button is my enemy. I have gone nuts on foods I haven't eaten in years - I need to ease up and introduce foods slowly.

Weight: 115 lbs
Energy: Low
Strength: Very Low
Cardio: Low

And thus begins a new adventure!


  1. Good luck!!! Doesn't it feel great when your body actually operates...properly?!?!

  2. Lance Waters (West Auckland, New Zealand)March 25, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    I can definitely relate to this (especially the issue with the snooze button). As a usually active male I have recently lost a lot of weight due to being in too much pain and discomfort to visit the gym or get any regular excercise. After living with Crohn's disease for over 5 years and trying all sorts of remedies I am finally booked in for surgery next month to remove the diseased part of my bowel. Hopefully all goes well and this will solve the issue for me for sometime so I can get back to the gym and gain some much needed weight. Thank you for sharing your story.

  3. I hope surgery gives you some relief. I feel pretty good so far one month after my surgery.

    Thanks for reading!