I made an active decision last week to get fit and lose weight. I am a 26 year old man and have been hovering around 15 stone since I was 20. Before that I was a lot slimmer and more active but laziness and a bad diet has taken over so I find myself where I am now. I haven't done any formal exercise since I was about 18 so I am extremely unfit and I want to change that.
I decided on a whim to go on a run last Thursday before reading up about the c25k and I then made the decision to undertake the program starting this week. I am accompanying this with a diet consisting of me counting my calories and not snacking/eating processed sugar. It's going alright so far!
The first run on Monday was hard but I made it through. I have been combining my runs with walking which I think I overdid. I had a 2 mile walk on Monday afternoon, a 4 mile walk on Tuesday and by the end of my run on Wednesday I was experiencing upper back pain. It didn't abate after another 2 mile walk that afternoon so I decided not to walk yesterday and to have a complete rest day. My back was still hurting during my run this morning but not as bad and I muscled through and it was my best run yet! It was nowhere near as hard as the first two and I pretty much sprinted my last 60 seconds running it at 8.30mins/mile! I could've ran even more but I followed the instructions and walked back home. I'm amazed at my progress in just 3 runs and am really looking forward to next week. I am not going to overexert myself this weekend so hopefully my back will be better by Monday. Bring on W2D1!