Well, I came to the decision to RE-START C25K to gain fitness. I have started C25K two times before but gave up around week 6. I'm 49, overweight in a sedentary job. I gave up smoking approximately 6 years ago and have also given up drinking alcohol nearly 2 years ago. Giving both of these up has improved my health I hope but I've been piling on the pounds for far too long. I haven't yet really lost any weight so far but I have stuck with C25K and started week 8 this morning. I'm so very happy to have got this far and only have 5 runs before graduating which is so close I can almost taste it. My family has noticed a difference in me though which is always good to hear, I'm holding myself differently and look "thinner" which I think means more toned rather than actually any thinner in reality. We are so hooked on looks aren't we? I'd dearly love to loose some weight but am concentrating on getting out there 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time and will then look to my diet thereafter. But some positive remarks from the family means I'm doing something right and its since doing this plan really! So, anyone out there thinking about taking up this plan I hope if you care to try it you give it a go. It really does work and as long as you listen to your body and keep putting one foot in front of the other if I can do it I'm sure you can too. Happy running everybody! SB x
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