Exercising for health has always been a priority for me, since my father had open heart surgery, at the age of 49. He underwent a quadruple by-pass. At the time I was 12 years old and it had such an impact on my life. Not only did it change the way our family ate at home, but it awakened a passion in me. I was determined to learn more about the heart, its function and how to keep it strong, healthy and plaque-free.
As I got older life happened. I began to put on weight and discovered that it was due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I have been battling the bulge ever since. It is a constant source of aggravation for me, but one thing I am determined to do is exercise, eat right and keep my fat intake to a minimum.
Stress plays an awful role on your visceral fat, and I have a tummy as evidence of that. In those weak moments, chocolate becomes my comfort and then I head in a downward spiral. Stress and Chocolate – these are things I need to overcome. *sigh
However, in spite of all that, and my battle with fat, I do try to keep a balanced exercise program and I am so happy with my results. I am trying to achieve an excellent Resting Heart Rate. Today when I checked my weekly RHR status I realized I was on the cusp of that! This is quite exciting for me and I hope to get there in the near future.
Heart health is a top priority for me. Without a strong and healthy heart I can expect Heart Disease and I am trying to beat the odds in our family. Keep tabs on your heart by checking your RHR. It is a good indicator of how strong your ticker is.