Today is a year to the day that I first weighed myself in a very long time and decided to do something about my weight.
I blogged about this 4 months ago and I will try not to repeat myself so please feel free to read my previous post if you have time:
This time last year I was 94kgs, didn't carry out any exercise, and struggled even to walk for more than 10 to 15 minutes without tiring. This morning I am 67.6kgs, yesterday I ran 5km in 22:28 and recently ran a half marathon. I have lost over 26kgs in a year and would never have thought that I was capable of running the distances and speeds that C25K has given me the confidence to do. My profile pic is a before and after comparison that I made about 3 months ago.
The link above explains what I did from this time last year until July 2013. I stopped runnning for a month in July/August because I was fasting in the Islamic month of Ramadan. It was during this month that it really dawned on me that I actually liked running because I missed it a lot!
As soon as I began running again I began a half marathon training plan which included 4 runs a week of various distances and speeds. This culminated in a 10km race 5 weeks ago, a half marathon in training 4 weeks and a half marathon event 2 weeks ago. I have blogged about all of these so you can have a read if you have the time!
The attached image shows me at my geekiest! I have logged my weight since last year and plotted it on a graph. You can see the weight loss was dramatic at the beginning and then talied off. It drops again in July/August which was when I was fasting and I lost 4kgs in that month. I was my lighest at 66kgs at this point. I have had to increase my food a lot since to fuel the running I have been doing for the half marathon.
I don't think I could have maintained my weight loss if it wasn'f for the running and there is no way I would have began running if it wasn't for C25K. I discovered this forum a few weeks into C25K and it has helped me enormously. Both in completing C25K and then inspiring me to keep pushing myself further. So thanks to you all!
My aim for the rest of the year is to get my 5km time below 22 mins, so I will stick to the shorter distances (sometimes when I ponder over it I am suprised that 5km is now a shorter run for me, last year I could hardly walk 3km!).
Thank you all!