Hernia Repair . . .

I’ve already shared that I had the corrective surgery for the hernia in my abdomen, but this update is to share that I’ve had the follow-up visit with the surgeon. He was very pleased with my recovery, and while he asked me to wait another 2 weeks before I start resuming my previous activities he said there should be no limits to what I do with my abdominal muscles after that.

I’m very happy with that. It is exactly what I’ve been hoping for, and waiting for, over the last 30 years. It is time to start getting rid of the watermelon I’ve been carrying on the lower part of my torso.

So, while I know I’m several weeks early, I’m announcing that my New Year resolution is that by the end of 2021, my abs will look more like what they did when I met my wife than they have for the last 10 years. I’ve known all along how to exercise to tone those muscles – now I have medical permission to start doing that. I’ve never had “six-pack” abs, but when I was a medic in the US Army my abs were flat, and that is the dream I have for where this will go. I just have to wait until the start of the new year before I can start. I’m excited!


2 thoughts on “Hernia Repair . . .

  1. Anita Warren says:

    My bubble got burst a little on this one. I’m older than you. I think it’s partly an age thing…. I’ve got my weight down. I exercise every day. I eat healthy but the damn muffin top stays…. LOL


    • We recently bought a DVD that you may want to look at. It’s called “0-6 pack abs” – but it isn’t the traditional situps and crunches. His philosophy is that it’s wrong to force our bodies to move unnaturally just for exercise, so he studied how infants and small children naturally move, and adapted exercise to that. The coach is Dr. James Vegher, a doctor of physical therapy who has used this method successfully on many people over 50. http://www.warriormade.com

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