Okay, I need to know if I’m just odd (beside the obvious), because these things just don’t happen to me.
I don’t get the the “hitting the stride” or “getting my second wind” feeling when excercising. I don’t remember feeling it in over ten years. Fact is, I don’t remember it at all, but I used to be able to run quite a distance, so I assume that I felt it then and just don’t remember
Also, the longer I excercise, the less I seem to be able to do. For instance, I recently started jogging. I started off doing a mile and feeling okay. The next time, I could only do 3/4 mile and felt exhausted, and now I’m at about a 1/2 mile. This is a similar effect to any sports I have played within the past few years (aerobic kickboxing, badminton, tennis, ultimate football, etc.): I just can’t do it for as long as I could when I started.
This kind of gives me the feeling that I’m not actually buring fat, but instead burning blood sugar the whole time, and at a certainly point, there just not much left. Is this at all possible??
As far as the physical manifestation of fat on my body after excercising, people have said that my facial feature are looking more refined, but my belly has not gone down an inch, as far as I can tell. I avoid sugars as much as possible and try stick to whole grain foods.
My current excercise program consists of weight training for about 60 minutes twice a week as well as jogging once a week for about twenty minutes(or however many I can handle).
I must note two things, however, about my medical condition. A year ago, after coming to the point where I could not do sustained excercise for more than 20 minutes, a friend told me I might have what she called “excercise asthma”. I went to the doctor and found that my lungs were only getting 60%(!) of the air that was normal (I had to take the test a few times to even register on the test). He told me I had a disease, the name I forget, but basically, my diaphram cannot go down enough to fill my lungs. One of the reasons, he told me, was because of the pressure my belly was placing on my diaphragm. I now use an inhaler prior to any excercise. (Footnote: He told me the daughter of a friend of his died because she didn’t use her inhaler when going roller blading; her brain was oxygen starved.)
The second medical note I must make is that I have epilepsy. It’s completely under control (thank goodness!) with drugs. However, in high school, I did have a siezure on the tennis court which did injure my skull and possibly my brain. After that injury, I was too tired to excercise for about six months… that is when I gained this belly that has not yet gone away. Oddly, it’s still the same size (roughly). That was about ten years ago.
My congratulations for having read this far about me. I thank you in this manner.