So I've been trying to exercise more this year, which was a crazy long process as I have psoriatic arthritis which has been out of control until very recently, when that's O.K. the asthma is flaring, and when those are O.K. I'm just really really fatigued. So, I can now use a recliner exerciser (good for the arthritis) about 24 min. twice a week.
But then due to the arthritis and asthma, I've also been on pred. for 1/3 of the last year. And then of course find the whole thing a bit depressing. So long story short, I could really use to lose some weight, but I'm not sure what to do any more!
I try to walk, take stairs, etc. as much as possible while I'm out, but have to tone it back on days where I'm extra tired. I also try to do sensible things like only calorie free drinks, eating fruit, and eating slowly.
But I was wondering if anyone else struggles with this? I do think some of the medicines I'm on, along with my activity restrictions, just make this more difficult than normal. So I feel caught between a rock and a hard place, with wanting to be healthier with my weight, but also knowing that sometimes easy comfort in something sweet, that is very accesible when many other things (like a walk in the woods or long periods of time out with friends) are not due to my lack of energy.
Oh, also, I'm not really clear on when not to exercise, as I feel like I should alway try as if I gave up every time something bothered me, which is every day basically, I would never exercise. But on Mon. I exercised and was quite uncomfortable and had trouble breathing. Today was better, but I did cough for about 30 min. afterwards. How do you exercise with your asthma, and when do you stop?