Of course I know that if you start a programme such as C25K there would be health benefits. There are several reasons why I chose this exercise, firstly being overweight and self conscious this was something I could do on my own. The days of not being picked in PE teams at school are so long behind me, thank goodness. However, life goes on and there was my snap moment about my personal fitness about 4 weeks ago. Other than my farming activities my grown up job is a science teacher. We were studying the heart and we were recording our resting heart rates.
‘Miss, why is yours so high?’ Asked one of the students. Of course they being young bit things had resting rates of 55-60 mine was 80 on that day and yes I checked it a few times. I know I was quite stressed at the time and I realised I needed to do something to reduce that. Being a geeky science and maths teacher I love a graph and my Fitbit 2 has provided me with one. I know it’s not an exact science but look at the trend. Week one I started walking then started c25k and I’m about to do last run of wk 3. Over the past month my resting heart rate went down from 74 to 61 (this mornings reading).I am so sure you will all be able to tell me other health benefits for you and I look forward to hearing that. I can’t wait to get back to class and show my little cherubs this graph. I just can’t get over the difference in how I feel mentally and physically. Thank you to all the support on here, you’ve made it possible.