Hello and thank you for reading this.
A quick low down on me.. was almost 290 lbs a couple of weeks ago, changed diet a bit, started going to the gym – down to 277 as of last week.
I have been a chain smoker for some time.. and I stopped smoking almost a month ago (same time I changed my diet and started going back to the gym)
Im in the worst shape of my life, was even worse 4 weeks ago.
4 weeks ago I could walk up an average flight of steps (think a house to get to the 2nd floor) and I would be out of breath, and sweating when im at the top..
Now I can run up a flight up steps 3-5x that and im not sweating at all (ive been doing a lot of leg lifting)...
However, im still completely out of breath. I can’t catch my breath when im at the top…
my bottleneck is my lungs.
Im well aware that ive abused my body, but will it ever return to normal? Is there anything I can do to help my lungs? Is there an Over the counter inhaler I can use till my lungs have healed? Supliments specific to lung healing? Foods? Etc… Its hard getting a cardo workout in when your lungs give out before you break a real sweat…