No need to fear! Having hernia surgery was the best thing that could have happened to me because I SLOWED down. I realized I didn't need "chronic cardio" to lose body fat. However, before I give you MY advice, let me tell you, heed the advice of your doctor first! I just had laparoscopic surgery to fix an inguinal hernia (with mesh) two and a half weeks ago. My advice to you, or anyones elses advice to you, could be completely wrong depending on what kind of surgery you are having. Are you having open surgery? Laparoscopic surgery? With mesh? Without? All of these questions will severely change what you should and should not be doing after surgery. Laparoscopic surgery has a quicker recovery time. I do not want to give you bad advice before I know what kind of surgery you are having, the last thing I want you to do is get hurt and stress that area even worse.