Running now a way of life

After a heart attack in Feb 2013 weighing over 17 stone and only just turned 43 a big wake up call to change lifstiye. Done a few changes in the first year after. Then just after Xmas2014 done the nhs 12 week plan including 5k coach.started off weighing over 16 stone was no runner at all by any means.stuck to sometimes felt I could jump a week something repeated a week.I always went out early in the morning so nobody would see me. Now after a year could not evening think of life with out running. It's the only time I get to listen to my music.I am now in the twelve stones quick is great very happy with the. All though if I could turn back time I wouldn't have had a heart attack. Onething I forgot to add was all so smoking around 20 a day.just fell a 100%better now good luck everyone IF I CAN DO IT YOU CAN PISS IT !!!!!!!

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  • Great stuff Gareth! The sense of achievement is coming through loud and clear! Sounds like you've changed your eating habits as well as taking up running. I wonder if there were one or two things that you did or changes you made that you feel really made a difference?

  • Eating habets changed a lot the hairy dieters books a great help done the nhs 12 week plane twice now each time lost around a stone and a half but the mine thing a find is set yourself small goals and rewards my best reward was when I hit13 stone getting a fred perry pole shirt which I wanted for years but wouldn't with my man books lol

  • Just brilliant!

  • Hello Gareth well only a Wow and well done you will do I think ... Brilliant story (course we'd delete the heart attack for you if that was possible) of how you've taken control and turned your life around!

    People like you keep me going when I'm fading away part through a run or facing a long hill .. Like you say, if you can I can!!!

  • Well done you........that's a great story!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  • Inspiring story Gareth!

    Many of us have only decided rather late on to do something about our health and only now really appreciate the difference. Still, we've done it now. Long may we reap the benefits!

  • Wow! Another poster boy for the programme! What an inspirational story!

  • Well done buddy !

  • Great post and so motivational. Well done you!

  • Well done to you. Keep going. I raised my hat to you.

  • Well done you. Inspiring story and the reason why we are all here. Keep up the pace and momentum, but most of all enjoy the feeling of a great achievement.

  • Well done πŸ˜€xx

  • Very well done, Gareth! Life changes such as these is what gives everyone motivation. Thanks for sharing.

  • Huge well done to you on such an achievement and turning things around. did you quit the ciggies cold turkey?

  • I did go cold turkey I gave up a few weeks before heartatack then with everything going on smoking took a back stage and was the last thing I wanted to do I must say now smoking is something I do not fancy at all and nearly Β£10 a pack sod that

  • I remember my dear old mum saying she was going to give up when they went up to 5 bob a packet! Ten quid, though.....

  • absolutely fantastic!!!!

  • Great stuff Gareth.

  • Well done you great post πŸƒπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½

  • Well done Gareth.

  • Marvellous!!!

  • Thanks everyone for your lovely words

  • Brilliant post Gareth ! Youve really turned your life around .

    Excellent stuff ! :-) xxx

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