My Surprising Benefit from Exercise
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I happened to test my resting heart rate today; first time since the first day of my diet about 2 and a half months ago. I consistently came in between 80-100 before, and I was super surprised to find that my heart rate was 68 today. It seems logical, but being so obsessed with the scale and the measuring tape I never stopped to think of other indications of success.
Lately I have been feeling bummed because I haven't lost as much weight or inches as I'd like thus far, but this shows that even though this process can be painfully slow at times it still has positive effects that we may not think of or notice. A good motivation to keep going and not give up just because the scale doesn't work with me every week.
Note: This whole deal came to light because I was playing around with an app on my new phone. I downloaded a heart rate monitor and checked, and it was so low I checked the real way a couple times; was surprisingly accurate. If any of you would like the app it's called 'Instant Heart Rate' on Android, but it's probably on IOS as well. I have the free version and it worked just fine.