Right - this is it. I've been a yoyo dieter for years and had decided to give up about two years ago and just accept that I'd always be fat. But last week I had a medical scare and the doctor checked my blood pressure and pulse, both of which were way too high and probably caused the other issue. It's finally made me realise that even if I don't care what I look like it's much more important to care about whether I'll be dead before I'm 50! I'd like to get to my retirement!
So I've made a start, I've cut down on alcohol to start with as I know I easily drink 30 units each week and am trying to do things like eat breakfast and not survive off coffee and biscuits until dinner.
Although as I'm a teacher and it's half term it's all well and good this week, but whether once I'm back at work I still manage to keep anything up I don't know!
Next step is to try and add exercise, although I'm scared to do anything too much with a racing pulse anyway as I don't want to make it worse...I already do a gentle walk each day with my dog but need to do something a bit more active! Any suggestions for things that will count as good cardio exercise but without breaking someone who hasn't jogged since they were 15?!
Thanks in advance!