So the date was January 3rd 2018; I woke up and had a bowl of cereal, then on the way to drop the kids off at school I grabbed a sausage sandwich and a Cornish pasty, two hours later I had. A bag of chips for dinner on my way to work. For supper at work I had 2 scotch eggs, 6 crusty rolls, a pot noodle, two packets of crisps and a chocolate bar.
I was 21 stone and getting bigger!! That was the last day I ate over 1200 calories in a day. Something snapped in my head, if it was walking past a mirror or comments from colleagues I can’t remember but what I do know is the very next day I installed the ‘fitbit’ app and brought myself fruit for dinner..
On a self invented diet of hunger (2 oranges for brekkie, a banana and two oranges for dinner and steamed fish and veg for supper) the weight flew off, in a month I was down to 20 stone and within 5 months I was down to 16 stone.
A colleague then introduced me to couch to 5 k. I hadn’t ran in over 20 years but I installed the app and prepared for my first run july 24th I set off and dragged myself over the last 60 second run.
After a few sessions I discovered that not only could I run but I could do it fairly well (not fast but far). By week 5 I was already running 5km choosing to keep running when the app says to stop and walk and somewhere in week 7 I ran my first 10k.
Today I finished the C25k program. W9r3 complete.
For the past week I have been running every day. One day I do my 5km run (trying to beat my best time of 34 minutes) and on my alternative days I run C25k with my kids who are currently on W2R1. Incidentally I am also down to 14 1/2 stone, very much in part to C25k.
Good luck to everyone starting out and half way through. The program is well and truly life changing.