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Midlife crisis or long overdue change? Week 6

Well the training for the marathon can be described as painful. However I am making progress, so I feel vindicated. Yesterday I was out with a friend for a long walk including hills. Today he is the one complaining about his knees, and other parts. I should mention I am almost twice his age, so either I’m not in that bad shape, or he’s in real bad shape for his age.

Are you active enough to maintain good heath? Here’s a Canadian website that might help you find out Make Health Last

Weight wise I’m still 90 kg, seem to be stuck at that weight, but that could be a result of indulging in a large bag of kettle chips over a three day period. Before you say ah ha, I should mention that I used to finish off that same sized bag in one sitting. So my cravings are being controlled, if not totally eliminated. The best news though is after 5 full weeks of working towards the marathon, I have reduced my resting heart rate by 14 beats per minute, down to 77.

Part of my goal is to get my BMI to the normal range, so knowing how many calories I need helps plan my diet. If you want to know approximately how many calories you need per day check out this website, that will use your gender, age, height, and weight to give you the answer. Calories per day

This coming week will be using the treadmill to check my stats again, so I’ll give comparisons to my beginning and week 3 results.

For other another bloggers work on getting fit please visit:

Sarah Forshaw’s Blog


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4 thoughts on “Midlife crisis or long overdue change? Week 6

  1. Good for you Keith! I wish you success and health!

  2. How could you shift your perspective to acknowledge the benefits you are seeing on a day to day basis?


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