First off I am excited to report that I FINALLY saw the scale drop a pound. After hanging out at what feels like forever at 123, I am now at 122. 3 more pounds until my goal of 119.
I did P90X Yoga for the first time since my surgery today. I was interested to see how the removal of the excess skin would effect this exercise. It was a bit differently then I anticipated. Certainly most of the moves were easier. Here I am doing the Warrior II pose.
Some of the twisting and stretching moves were not easier, though, because my skin is still extremely tight when I try to stretch out.
What was the MOST effected - and I was not expecting this - was my balance moves. Apparently having the extra skin was throwing off my center of balance. I was shocked at the difference.
This is called the Tree Pose. I think I could stand like this for a really long time. Previously I would fall out of the pose and have to gather the foot back up again.
This one is called Royal Dancer. Before the surgery, I pretty much couldn't hold this one at all. It's still a long way away from ideal, but it's certainly better and a start!
So again, at almost 12 weeks post-op, I continue to discover new things!