Thursday, 18 March 2010

Time To Get Fit

I'm quite healthy according to the test at work, my cholesterol level is really low but I'm over weight and my BMI is high so my weight is 13st 9lb which is lower than Christmas which I'm happy about. So now it is down to the hard work to lose a stone in weight. I am watching what I eat and I'm trying to get to the gym more so fingers crossed that will shift the flab.

I went running tonight, with a mixed success. I was only out for 15-20 minutes just running round the block. I was huffing and puffing a lot but I made some simple mistakes. So big notes for me, don't go running on a full stomach, cut down on the layers as lycra tights, top, jacket are enough. So although I didn't manage much I did get out and therefore it was a success. Now I must stretch the distance and time running!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Healthy Heart Testing

I'm going for a heart test tomorrow at work, as part of the NHS there are units that go into the city centre and places of work to get people to adopt heathly lifestyles. I've wanted to do this for a while and finally got the chance, but it isn't quite what I thought. I imagined that you would be wired to a monitor for a few minutes to check the heartbeat but no. It's more a lifestyle check and they check your cholesterol levels and blood pressure so it should be interesting!

Another note, I managed to bike 40 miles this weekend, with head winds but sunny days. It felt great to get out and hopefully the weather will improve now!