Your mother is the one to be diagnosed with asthma, and you are complaining of not having the energy to work out?! Try having asthma, and get back with me on that. I, myself, have been diagnosed with severe asthma, and just a year ago, I was very, very active. Now, I have several meds to take, before I even think of lacing up running shoes or hitting the weights! Count your blessings, with your health being number one. You might also try getting your mother to take up exercise, once she has had her asthma stabilized.