I’m a 34 year old male with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy. It means I have a mutated gene that means I don’t create enough dystrophin which means muscle especially in my lower limbs wastes away much faster than someone without BMD.
Im 5ft 6” and still able to walk but not for long distances and I struggle up hill and going upstairs. However this doesn’t mean I can’t try and lose some weight.
I currently weigh 17st 6lb and have lost a stone since January with the little exercise I’m able to do.
I started the couch to 5k yesterday but was only able to manage 3 of the 1 minute runs before I was aching in my lower back and legs and breathing really hard and shallow. I walked for the rest of the way back home and only managed 20 of the 28 minutes.
I need to lose weight because this will be having an affect on my disability with regards to what I can and cannot manage to do. I’m really struggling to find a way to lose weight that doesn’t mean I’m exhausted afterwards.
Hoping there are other people possibly in a similar situation as me who could possibly offer some advice.
Thanks for taking the time to read.