So after a start stop last year, I took the decision on 1st January to make a change and start loosing that weight. I was 89.8 KG, and aged 41 on the 1st January and decided that it was time to do something about my weight. Over the years I have done weightwatchers twice, and have enjoyed a few too many snacks and sugary foods. It was time for a hard truth and so I started watching what I was eating, and started to do walks during the day. My very supportive wife came on those initial walks with me, and we did 6x5km walks per week. At the end of January I was 3KG down and decided that Couch25K was the next option. I had tried running last year, did a few weeks, but no exercise plans, I just went for it. I have completed week 4 today, and while it was tough its been well worth it. Listening to Laura guide you though, and playing the game of guess the cover song, does help. I run 3 days a week and do a 6km walk on the off days to keep up the exercise. I have set a goal to run my 1st ParkRun at the end of week 5 (next weekend) so I am looking forward to that. As the 3rd run on Week 5 is a 20 min run with no stopping, I am changing my plan to run Tuesday and Thursday next week instead of Mon, Wed, Fri so that I can then do the ParkRun on the Saturday morning. I am feeling so much better now, have more energy during the day, and have dropped total of 7KG.
No matter what age you are, or the skills you have, make 2015 your year, and get out and see the world from the paths rather than though a car window. You will be surprised how great it is.