An amazing friend helped me out when she accidentally gave me a gift I needed. The scale has been a jerk for a year plus. Despite my sometimes good efforts and sometimes blah efforts. Even with my best efforts, the dang scale has been going up lately. We are tweaking meds, etc, but we’ll see…sigh.
And I have been frustrated and freaking jealous of people seeing results as they change their diet and exercise. So jealous. To the point of tears.
(my daughter swears this picture is clear, but it looks blurry to me…Guess I don’t pay my photographer enough)
Let me digress just a bit. A year ago, my husband noticed a trend in my resting heart rate. It was tanking. It had always been around 70 and all the sudden it was consistently in the upper 40s, low 50s. There was some panic. I went to a cardiologist. He did a full battery of tests and declared my heart VERY healthy and said I was not only cleared to run, but that I would likely see my heart rate continue to lower as my fitness improved.
In the past year, I have continued to run quite faithfully, even doing my first half marathon back in September.
And a new trend has shown up…my resting heart rate is a new solid 40. Just as he said it would, it has gone down even further.
Today I was even turned away from giving blood because my heart rate is too low. In essence, my heart is too healthy.
For the first time in my life, part of me is really, really healthy. And I am doing the work to get it there. That beats a number on the scale any day.