Week 1

Took my black lab Winston for his weigh in at the Vets, and he’s 34.2kg which is at the top of the range for labs. His measurements in inches are 20 neck, 30 chest and 28 waist so we’ll see what C25K 3 days a week does for him as well as me! First outing this morning and we so enjoyed it, covering 2 miles in just under 30 mins. Was that good going? Might have been due to also taking our chocolate Labradoodle, Ozzy who was competing with Winston on the double lead, so more of a drag than a run really! Also, did Pilates for beginners yesterday, and other than big tummy getting in the way of the crunches, I thought ‘this is easy really so might not bother with this again’ because didn’t feel like I’d done much. Wowsers was I wrong! Upon waking this morning I realised that I actually did have some stomach muscles, so will continue with Pilates too. Haven’t really got into the food side of things because still eating up after Christmas. I will do a healthy shop on Friday, but I did have 2 Weetabix and milk for breakfast which is a meal I never really have, at least I’ve made a start…xx

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  • Well done on starting. I'm sure Winston and Ozzy will definitely help you through the plan, though I do wish you luck in explaining to a lab the walk sections of the plan!

    Good Luck and keep posting.

  • Well done for getting started - you've done the hard part by taking those first steps! :)

    I'm sure you and the dogs will soon see and feel the difference!

  • If you stick at the healthy eating and exercise you will feel much better, as wilL your dogs 🙂

    I am taking my uneaten Christmas treat stuff to WW class as we are going to have a collection by the local food bank. I have a box of mince pies, box of biscuits, crisps, cheese twist type things blah blah. All better off gone!

    Get rid of it! The new you doesn't need it 🙂

  • I know lots of people who do that, and it's really worthwhile, but I'm not in the right place to do that. Need to watch the pennies now I don't have a job, so can't just get rid of food...xx

  • Definitely stick with the Pilates along with the running, a strong core will really help your hips and legs as you go along. Sounds like a great start for you and the dogs.

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