Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this. It isn’t specificall just about the couch to 5k programme, but my journey in general.
I’m currently just under 28 stone and seem to be stuck in a rut after a month of changing my diet and increasing exercise - which I just can’t get my head around.
I’ve gone from eating ridiculously bad lunches, snacks all day, sneaky McDonald’s on the way home and even worse teas, to eating slimming world friendly lunches and teas with fruit for snacks. I’ve ditched the 4 or 5 takeaways a week for one small takeaway every weekend or every fortnight. I’ve gone from drinking 15/20 pints and a bottle of spirits to 3 or 4 (sometimes 0) bottles of lager a week. I’ve even cut coffee out to save on milk!
Then on top of that I’ve gone from walking less than 1500 steps a day to over 10,000 (sometimes up to 16,000). I’ve even started doing the couch to 5k programme - albeit my own version. Because of my weight I couldn’t go straight into the normal programme as there’s no way I could run for a minute without stopping. So I did my own version of 30 second runs and have now built up to 6 x 1 minute blasts.
I lost just over a stone in the first 3 weeks which I was pleased with. But in the 4th week, I’ve actually put weight on?!?! Nearly half a stone.
I just don’t understand how? What else can I do? Do you think it’s just a bad week and it’ll catch up next week? Feeling really demotivated seen as though I’ve got so long to go.
Appreciate any feedback.