breathless climbing hills
When climbing a modest incline yesterday with a friend I discovered myself to be breathless four times and paused. Has anyone learned that they simply needed to build stamina to regain losses in ability?
I've read about re-calibrating the PM, but I'm solely interested in people who used to exercise, then had a PM installed, got away from exercise, then got back into it and found themselves with the same challenge.
How long did it take you to regain your ability?
Background: I've always exercised, walked regularly, and have gone to the gym just daily since late July. I do light weights, many floor exercises, one mile on treadmilll. But the walking uphill was a challenge I'd not attempted for a long time. So, is it possible that I'm just out of shape for uphill walking (and, yes, I'll be checking in with my EP/cardiologist also).
I didn't feel muscle weakness, just some panting. If I did not have a PM and had no history of afib my guess is I'd have just pushed myself past this. But now I'm more leery. So I wonder: Has simply being out of shape affected anyone here, who then went on to practice until they got stronger? Thank you for thoughts. It was unsettling