Hi everyone! This is my first post on here and I'm looking forward to chatting to you all! Once the kids are in bed tonight I'll be heading out for my w2r1!
I was wondering if there is anyone here who has struggled with confidence of running in public?
I am overweight and have been trying to sort unsuccessfully for years. I started c25k in a move to focus less on crash diets and more on just being all round healthier - my rationale is if I put work in being active I'm less likely to sit on an evening and eat! I was doing ok until I was out on Thursday evening and a work colleague saw me. I knew I was in for a slagging on Friday morning as our office is very bantery but I didn't expect that once he started I promptly burst into tears! I know it was just meant as banter and he didn't mean any harm (apologised profusely and I know he was annoyed at himself). Once I got over the tears I laughed about it but deep down it has really knocked my confidence and I'm flitting between giving up because I'm just a fat bird making a fool of herself and "showing" him.
Does everyone feel a bit like this or have any advice? Thank you so much!