I’ve really been trying to up my cardio to drop weight. I?ve been spending about 1 hour on the elliptical machine 5 days a weeks. I can burn off 1000 calories in this hour, so I’m averaging about 5000 calories a week. I’ve been sticking to a 1500 calorie a day diet, high protein, followed by carbs, and some good fats, maybe a 50/30/20 ratio.
I?m spacing my meals out about every 2 hours like I should, and I?m not really finding that I’m leaving my self hungry. As long as I’m eating my 200 to 250 calorie meal every 2 hours I’m always satisfied.
I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting some light chest pains, just very briefly. It’s right in the center of my chest, not really in my heart region. When they happen usually it’s when I?m at rest, and have been at some time. It seems to be in an inhale and then when I exhale it goes away.
I’ve never experienced this before. I talked to a nurse friend of mine and she said that since it wasn’t rate in the region of the heart it may be a pressure build up in the chest cavity of some kind since it happens on the inhale.
I haven’t noticed this chest pain when I’ve been working out, and it’s not a bad pain again it?s more of a pressure on my chest. I just want to be sure I’m being safe because I know I’m pushing my self pretty hard when I’m doing my cardio. Usually by about 40 minutes into my hour work out my heart rate is above where the machine is telling me it should be.
Has any one else experienced any thing like this?