Ok so most people start a new years resolution in January, I decided to kick mine off just before Christmas, but seeing mine was healthy eating, drinking less and exercising more, I wanted to get off to a bit of head start rather than pile on the extra weight over Christmas and have more to work off.
I have been a member of Nuffield Health Centre in Hertford since September 2011 but not really gone more than a couple of times a week, and due to a pretty heavy work commitment which usually goes on until 6:30-7 most nights I prefer to start at 6:30am and be on my way to work for 7:45 which usually gives me about 45 mins in there, 15mins over the recommended daily amount, perfect!
Since mid December I’ve upped my routine to 5/6 days a week with my fiance (increased status of greatness since New Years, high fives all round). I feel better than ever before, plus five-a-side football with work once a week and I have just put myself forward for both a 22 mile river boat race in September and a charity boxing match in May so I feel this is all going well. (I’ve never boxed before so expecting to be knocked out in the first round but at least I’ll be even healthier after the 20 weeks of training I’ll get as part of that on top of my current training.
Last night I had my Health MOT which included blood tests for all the usual..so I’ll open up the stats for all to see at this stage and give you all the low down in 3 months time at my next Health check.
Height: 181cm (5ft 11 inches)
Weight: 81kg (12 stone 11 pounds)
BMI: 24.7 I fall into the low end of the healthy weight, close to the border of slightly overweight category.
Systolic Blood Pressure: 128 mmHg – Centre of a normal level
Diastolic Blood Pressure: 74 mmHg – Bottom end of a good level
Aerobic Fitness V02: Max 49ml/kg/min – Top end of good level
Resting Heart Rate: 65bpm – Centre of normal level
Total Cholesterol: 4.44 mmol/L A good level
Blood Glucose: 4.6 mmol/L – A good level
Overall Health Score: 80
So basically I’m doing ok and 80 puts me into the category of the top 20% of the UK population of men aged between 30 and 39. If i get to 86 in 3 months I reach the top 10% so that is my aim, to get as close to that as possible.
On the subject I thought I’d open this up for a Poll.