Hi everyone - well, day 1 done and it was really good! Knowing I would be walking for only 5mins (I'll build up to 10mins in a few weeks) meant that I walked at a pace unheard of (for me!) for years! Speedy Gonzales would have had trouble catching me - or so it seemed! I walked round the green once at normal pace as a warm up and then sped up. I was quite shocked that I only made it twice round, at pace, in 5mins - I really expected it to be 3! Anyway, my resting pulse was 59 and at the end of the walk it was 110 - recovery time was only a few minutes, but I forgot to time it! From now on I'll concentrate on trying to build up the time, minute by minute, till I'm doing the recommended 10mins without slowing down. I'll do the pulse thing every few days. So far so good - anyone going to join me?
Day 1 of 5 Minute challenge - 3x daily! - Active 10
Thanks Rfc - it's a couple of hours now and so far the back and knees seem to have held up (fingers crossed they stay that way)! Even for me this was very do-able and I'm actually looking forward to getting to 10 minutes - don't worry, I remember the mantra, "slow and steady" it is!
Do you know, it's so long since I took my pulse I couldn't find it and had to resort to going for the jugular! Lol!
Very well done, Dillwyn! Your achievements are so impressive! And it's great that you're feeling the benefits of all your hard work - makes everything worthwhile!
Thanks kay50 had a blip after Xmas with the flu bug but believe I have lost 3lbs in the last couple of weeks. Got to try to sort my diet when I’m on shift at the children’s home because they all love making cup cakes and of course we have to try them! Lol . Using the BHF low fat low sugar recipies so here’s hoping I can loose a lot more.
You're so focused Dillwyn, I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength now you're feeling better! Time you taught those kids how to make salads! Lol!
Thanks Mazzy00, I appreciate the support! I don't achieve the dizzy heights that many of our members do, but I try to do what my body can cope with. For me, that's something to celebrate! And the encouragement given by members like yourself is appreciated!