I am definitely feeling more energetic and my tummy hasn't had that "ugh, I ate something that disagreed with me" yucky feeling. However, I really miss eggs as a quick and easy meal. And spices! Like cumin and pepper. Oh, and chocolate.
My surgeon cleared me for all activities at my six month check-in. He thinks my hip flexors are my main issue, and that time will help. Because I am not patient and don't want to just "wait", I hired a trainer to work with me. He specializes in injury prevention and rehabbing post-injury (perfect, right!). We met and discussed my situation and he made some observations on my remaining weaknesses and compensations. He gave me a two week plan to follow and then we'll meet again and assess my progress.
Here is the list of exercises, to be done three times/week:
Bridges (3 versions- regular, alt leg raises, leg raise with rotation)
Seated hip rotation with band/chair
Monster walks to the side and back at a 45 degree angle
Single leg static hip rotation; 2 sets of 10-12 each leg
Hops to balance- side to side and rotation; 2 sets of 12-15 hops each way on each leg
Side lunge- 2 sets of 12-15 each way
Bird dip with band pull; 2 sets of 15 reps with max glute squeeze
Walking lunges forward; 1 set weightless of 12-15 reps on each leg
Static lunges forward with weight; 1-2 sets of 4-8 to build muscle or 12-15 to build endurance
Squats- 2 sets of at least 10 reps
I'm looking forward to seeing if a) I can get through all of these exercises three times a week and b) if it helps!