I am starting a new, more vigorous fitness program to combat post-hysterectomy body fat. It is a bootcamp available for all ages, and I expect I will be above the typical age as a new participant. I dont necessarily have a lot of extra weight (I am 5.5 and weigh 134 lbs) however, I am unfit and my waist measurement and BMI are well out of bounds. I do not do much weight training, and my trainer will incorporate that to my regimen. I expect to have soreness and fatigue. How do I know what I am capable of without getting hurt? I dont have an athletic history, most of my current exercise program is cardio based. Thanks for your input.
Hello S Brown,
You have a lot of great advice here. To add, I will mention:
It can’t be emphasized enough to do what your body will let you; do not push yourself too hard and ask if the instructor will show beginner, intermediate and advanced modifications of all the exercises.
I would start with beginner to be on the safe side.
It would not hurt to check with your physician, either. I do not know your history; but, if you let your doctor know of your plans, you will have a starting point. The doctor may know of a good fitness class for you, also.
Exercise induced soreness and fatigue that is short lived is to be expected. If the pain and fatigue last more than a day, you may have done too much. Slow and steady wins the race.
Above all, you are doing this for your health, right? The rest will fall into place.
Enjoy and take care,
NAPS 2 B Fit.