I was diagnosed with adult onset asthma 3 years ago, and I was very ill at first and was unable to exercise, or breathe really and I was hospitalised a couple of times (Mountain biking and hiking were and still are my main hobbies) I put on a significant amount of weight as well.
I now have to take quite high doses of inhaled steroids and occasionally IV steroids if I go into bronchospasm.
I started strength training in March and have lost 34lbs and my legs, and arms butt and hips, shoulders and back all look much better and have some definition, but my tummy still looks bad, I have another 30lbs to lose.
I have a lots of stretch marks from when I had my son, as had eclampsia and massive oedema as well as being pregnant. So it looks like I have had a fight with Freddy Kruger and lost. I had to have an emergency c section as well.
I know I will have to have an abdominoplasty eventually, but I want to be in the best shape possible before I commit to surgery.
I have lost some fat off my tummy as I have gone down 3 dress sizes but it looks like it doesn’t belong with the rest of my body.
I want to know if the steroids I have to take might be the cause of the slow progress with losing my tummy fat.
I do a 5 day split for weights, Chest, Back, Arms, Shoulders, Legs, each morning before work, 45-60 mins usually.
2 yoga Classes a week which help with my sciatica, evenings after work.
2 Circuits/HIIT classes a week, evenings after work.
Hiking or Mountain Biking at the weekend on one day.
One weekend rest day.
I take a good quality fish oil supplement, Iron, magnesium and Vit D from reading the articles on this site.
Is there anything I can do with diet or supplements to make more progress?