Hi it's me again. Since I last started the c25k I had put nearly 3 stone in weight on, I was smoking like a chimney and all my bones were hurting due to rheumatoid arthritis. I'd like to think that I'm a young 46 but I felt about 96!
9 weeks ago I decided to do something about it. I started a healthy eating plan, which has already helped me lose 16lbs. Then 4 weeks ago I stopped smoking which has helped me start to get fit again. I started by going for long, hilly walks with the kids and after a couple of weeks I started running a little bit of the walks.
I have been in the background on this site for a while now reading everybody's inspirational stories so I convinced myself that I may actually be able to succeed this time round.
Yesterday I went for my first run. I didn't use the podcasts as my hubby came with me and he was doing the timing.
The first two runs seemed to be over really quickly, third run seemed a little longer and the final 3 runs made my calves burn like hell. But I did it. I was so proud of myself. It was nowhere near as bad as last time and I actually felt like I could do it again!
So, here's a 46 year old mum of 4, ex 35 year heavy smoker with still 3 stone to lose. If I can get out there and do something to improve my health and my life then absolutely anybody can.
Thanks for reading and good luck to all.