Not sure where to start, but my BMI is over 40 and I am a type 2 diabetic and in my 40's. The last 6 months I have lost nearly 3 stone and been working with a personal trainer to up my fitness levels.
Even though I am overweight I really wanted to try running so have signed up to a supportive c25k Saturday club! I was open an honest about my health and know its a big thing for someone of my size even without health conditions.
I did the first week!
I was the slowest jogger..... but.... I did the first week!
The only downside was I had a moderate hypo after cooling down
I had double vision.... but dextrose sugar tablets picked me back up again and I know from training whenever I push myself harder than I am used to I tend to have sugar drops. I didn't expect one as severe though - but I am hopeful I have contingency plans in place for this Saturday (larger breakfast/banana/more sugar tablets and ginger biscuits - taken before during and in cooldown)
I daren't train on my own due to potentially being ill so I have been upping my cardio in the gym doing interval walking at 4.5 and 5.5k. I jogged on the treadmill with my PT and my job speed is around 6.3/6.4k
I really want to do this, but I am scared I won't be able to one week and I am scared I'll have another hypo....... I think I am in control at the moment and really enjoyed it when my legs worked again! Just wondering what people think out there.
Is what I am doing good with my size/health issues if I am sensible or am I just being stupid?
If anyone has any tips please do share x