First off, thanks to all for your oh so amazing suggestions re: exercising. I did indeed incorporate ALL of them into the assignment I gave to the Almighty T this afternoon, and here's what we came up with:
Running: completely banned. So, no jogging outside or on the treadmill. For cardio, I am welcome to use the elliptical machine or the exercise bike. I am only allowed a max of 30 minutes of cardio, and an hour of exercise total - so I am going to do 30 minutes of cardio (soooo important to build up my lungs!) and then do 30 minutes of toning/weight training.
I'm also going to be going to the gym with the Big Bster so that should help me from getting too weird or OCD and from pushing myself too hard.
I also cannot exercise 2 days in a row - has to be at least every other day.
I'm also going to try some classes at the gym...there are some that have been banned for me, like kick boxing and their "boot camp" class, but I am going to do yoga and pilates and their class that does intervals of weight lifting and cardio. The classes banned from me are not for ED reasons, but for strictly asthma/lung reasons...
So...I'm all ready to go I'm thinkin', you know, I'm feelin' good about eating extra food to compensate for energy expended, and I'm feeling good about the plan that I came up with to make exercise enjoyable and as non-ED as possible...
and there's a big BUT
I still can't exercise. Yet.
Because I went and saw my allergist today, and even at a healthy weight, my lungs are only functioning at 60% (read: that's BAD.) So I can't exercise until I get medical clearance from both my allergist and my GP ED doc, and I have to get them saying I can exercise in writing, give that to my T, before she'll be okay with me exercising. So annoying, and I really want to write more about this - about my visit with the el allergisto today and how it went, etc, because I'm kinda freakin' and I could use some love from you guys.
Sad to know I've permanently damaged my lungs. Sad that even after gaining xx lbs, my lungs still don't function that well. Sad to know that my quality of life will never be as good as it could be.
Tha's life, right? We take what comes and we learn to live with it and move on.
Thanks again to ALL for helping me out with your exercise suggestions...I'm excited to start exercising again (provided I get the okay from my medical peeps who don't think I'll keel over and DIE while sweatin' it out...)