so from everything I've read on the net, in books etc etc I'm not expecting to lose weight by running but what I would like to know is during the 9 weeks of doing C25K (not after graduation) did you notice a change in body shape? Leaner? Toned? Dropped any dress sizes etc?
I am a very short 4ft 10" & a size 14 & carry my weight around my stomach downwards so just wondered how it might affect my shape & if it will be for the better rather than just having a big belly & being flabby lol
No point reading on proper running website forums etc as they just seem to moan that they've gone from an 8 to a 10 as their legs have got bigger blah blah. Yes that's not great if you're used to being a size 8 but I'm not so I was hoping some of you lovely slightly bigger ladies could help
Thanks all in advance x
Thank you all for your comments they are much appreciated
But maybe I wasn't very clear in my question
I am NOT expecting to lose any weight through running alone. I have lived on diets for the last 39 years (or it sometimes feels that way lol) so I don't need any advice on do this or don't do that etc etc (but I thank you all again)
I am healthy eating which is what I have done mostly all my dieting life. I do not take sugar in my tea/coffee, I have had sweetener for as long as I can remember & the only sugars I have are from the food/fruits that I eat. I eat fruit & veg almost daily, more veg than fruit, I only eat lean meat & fish & wholewheat rice/pasta & bread which is in very small occasional doses but always wholewheat/wholgrain etc
I have always struggled to lose weight & I think the "I'm on a diet" mindset doesn't help so dieting no more but I will continue healthy eating.
I'm not a binge eater nor do I have large portions, my 12 year old Daughter eats more than I do haha & we don't have takeaways, if we do it might be once a month or even every 2 months. I just simply wanted to know if my body shape will change, tone up & if I'll feel fitter & healthier especially with my recent health diagnosis/condition.
My Fiancé has a full blown gym in our garage (not a garage no more ) & he's in there twice a day every day but that just isn't for me & he eats healthily too along with my kids. Mainly daughter because of her age, 18 year old Son does as he please haha so all in all we are a pretty healthy household with the very occasional treat. I don't drink regularly, if I do fancy a glass of Red or Prosecco I have one or 2 on a Saturday night but it's not particularly often.
Again thank you all for your replies & would love to hear experiences from people that haven't graduated yet or are at a similar stage to me
Much love x