The title almost seems too good to be true. Fat loss in a little as 3 sessions! It is quick enough to peek anyone’s interest. Truth be told, I don’t really have any secret formula for success besides hard work and adherance. In fact, this post has nothing to do with the secret fat loss weapon. It is, however, similar to my recent posts discussing my knee rehab. I just wanted to have a little fun and and conduct a little informal experiment. Would a promise of a quick fix in fat loss create more traffic to this particular post? It’s quite possible but I won’t know definitely until I publish this post. It will be funny though if people click on it because of the new “3 session solution.”
Getting back to the important stuff, this week was my 5th week since my surgery. There were some ups and downs with the week. One of the ups was the return to work somewhat. I have been itching to get back to the weight room and I wanted to try get back to work. Unlike all the available Fat Loss programs out there, rehabbing from a knee replacement is not quick. As I’ve had to be reminded on a number of occasions, this is a major surgery and it is a major recovery. That being said, recovery and rehab has been starting to move forward at a quicker pace than in previous weeks. But getting back to work brought about a little down. The added movement and activity created a little more swelling and soreness by the end of the day.
One of the most aggravating parts of the rehab process has been trying to deal with the swelling in the leg. Attention to detail and attention to the basics is very important here. Elevation and ankle pumps. No secrets. No quick fixes. It takes time to get the swelling down. As I do continue to do more, I have to remember to set aside time for elevating and ankle pumps.
As for my strength, I have seen improvements but need to see more in order to continue with getting back to normal. Range of motion has been the biggest surprise and challenge that I have had to work on. For years, I have had to modify my mechanics because of a considerable lack of range of motion. Now, with increased range of motion, I have to constantly work on my movements to get use to my new found motion. The old saying “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” echoes in the back of my mind so I try to work on my mechanics to incorporate the motion.
Well, that is about it for the week 5 update. Thanks for checking up on my progress. For those of you who were looking for a quick fix fat loss program, I’m sorry for the trickery, but I hope that you’ve enjoyed the post nonetheless. I can not promise you a 3 session solution but I can promise results with a solid program design.