One year ago I went to my doctor for a physical, you know, that annual thing I do every 3 or 4 years. He told me that at 57 years of age my condition was not too bad, but certainly could be better. I would need to start medicine of different types, or I could try getting into shape. I told him I would try a bicycle for that exercise.
One day ago I went for an actual annual physical. The differences were surpirsing to my doctor. My blood pressure has been high for 5 years. Yesterday it was 120/82. My weight one year ago was 257, yesterday it was 230. He started the exam and then said, "Hey, you have developed abs." Then a little heart exam. The result was a restive (sp) heart rate of 78 last year, and this year it was down to 52. The doctor said that was VERY significant. He said to stay on the bicycle, that my results were some of the best he had seen. YEA, YEA, YEA. My goal this year is to take off 20 more pounds and to enjoy my new sport and my healthier body.