Robby LeBlanc Worked Out At Las Vegas Athletic Club

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Las Vegas Athletic ClubAfter 4 weeks of recovering from my hernia operation, I finally worked out at Las Vegas Athletic Club in Las Vegas! I headed directly to the Treadmills!

I LOVE working out with the treadmills at Las Vegas Athletic Club.  Here are  a couple different reasons:
1. They have a lot of treadmills to choose from and I NEVER have wait.
2. They have TV sets connect to a good number of the treadmills.
3.   The treadmill have multiple speeds and inclines.
4. I can keep track of my stats.

I’ve been a member of Las Vegas Athlectic Club since 1998. But honestly, it has only been in the last one and a half years that I really used this gym.This past year,  before my hernia operation I was there working out 6 days a week. The doctor said in week 4 I could start working out. Wednesday January 18th it was 4 weeks! This first week I will just do some simple walking at a casual pace. They use Life Fitness Treadmills which are AWESOME!!!

The stats on the Life Fitness treadmill are fantastic. It gives you a breakdown of how many miles you walked, how fast, how many steps, how many calories you burned etc.I also love the TV set that I plugin my head. this really helps the time to go by quick. After I finish doing my cardio I usually text my trainer and 2 other accountability partners. Accountability is critical to ones success, mine included!

Because this was my first workout at Las Vegas Athletic Club since my hernia, I wanted to just take it easy. As you can see, I walked for 30 minutes and my walking pace averaged 2.34 MPH. This was just a casual walk. It was pretty crowed on Wednesday night. The treadmills were bust all around and I could hear people huffing and puffing. Las Vegas Athletic Club

Me, I was just smiling, walking at a casual pace, grateful to be moving and exercising again! I was just thrilled to be working out at Las Vegas Athletic Club again! This is my home away from home. So this week I’ll keep my walking up, increasing my time by 3-5 minutes each day. Then next week I’ll start working out with my Trainer, Nancy Dickinson, who is part of my Training Team to climb Mt Kilimanjaro.

Between now and June 18, 2012 one of my goals is to lose another 80-100 pounds. Plus, get in the BEST shape and condition of my life! This is going to take a huge commitment and a ton of work. Mt Kilimanjaro is 19, 340 ft. I’ve got a lot of miles and steps to put in on the treadmill, stairmaster and whatever local hills I can find to trainto get ready for that climb.

I will keep posting my progress and discoveries here at www.ClimbForCharity.com . Please feel free to leave a comment after any post I write.
Tomorrow is Monday and I can’t wait to hit the treadmill a Las Vegas Athletic Club

No Chips – No Dip – No Cookie – No Cake!
Robby LeBlanc

 

Robby LeBlanc Needed a Hernia Operation!

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Robby LeBlanc HerniaOn December 20, 2011 I (Robby LeBLanc) had to have a Umbilical Hernia operation. It’s not uncommon for people who are morbidly obese and start working on getting back into good physical health to experience some addition health challenges. A hernia can happen to anyone.

I’ve had a hernia for a few years and it was never a problem. However, as I lost weight the hernia became more prominent and quite frankly I got scared. What happends if it totally blows out while I’m training or even on Mt Kilimanjaro?

Here I am, trying to train to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for charity in June of 2012 and I’ve got this hernia to deal with. Well, I finally dealt with it and this video is with my doctor, Dr. Stephen Vargo, MD. This is my post 2 week follow up appointment.

If you need some General Surgery, which includes a hernia operation, I HIGHLY recommend my guy, Dr.Stephen Vargo. Dr Stephen and his staff were AWESOME to work with! Dr. Stephen’s office number is: (702) 648-9400

Here is my interview with Dr. Stpehen Vargo, MD.

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