||[Jul. 8th, 2006|12:49 am]
The President's Fitness Challenge
Hey everyone. I discovered the Presidential Challenge about a year ago but didn't really update my progress in a timely manner. I'm 22 years old, just graduated from college, and have a ton of time on my hands now that I'm just sitting around job searching. So I thought I'd try to get back to it.
I've never been a fan of exercise, especially in grade school/high school, but I'm now sort of getting into it (or at least, doing it more regularly, even if I don't always enjoy it) mostly because of my parents. My dad's doctor told him a year and a half ago that he needs to exercise regularly to reduce his cholesterol levels, and so he started working out. And then after he reduced his bad cholesterol more than his doctor had ever seen any of his patients do, my dad became concerned about the rest of us, since we've got a strong history of heart disease and bad cholesterol on all sides of the family. He pulled my mom into it, then my brother, then me. He's still working on my sister, though (she has pretty much proven herself immune, and I personally have given up hope). Anyway, so I'm mainly interested in this challenge for the health benefits, although I wouldn't mind losing a couple pounds as well.
P.S. I was wondering, would anyone be interested in making a group on the challenge website for this LJ group? I don't have a group on the website but I know you can register one, and I thought that might be a good motivation for some of us as well...just a thought.