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And so I Begin!

Chris141
Chris141Graduate

So, after turning 60 in July last year and being diagnosed with Type 2 in September, I knew I had to change my Life Style!

I immediately joined Slimming World and got my2 Stone loss award the week before Christmas! OK I gained a few pounds over Christmas but I will get that back and more over the coming weeks!

So now for Stage 2 of my Lifestyle Change and tomorrow morning after my night-shift I am intending to embark on my 1st run of the C25K programme.

Many moons ago I was in my School Cross Country Team for the year above me, so it’s in there somewhere, so now to try and find it again!

Not sure if my knees will take it, so it’s going to be a journey, but if you don’t try you can’t succeed!

So wish me luck, and I’ll let you know how I get on!

Chris

5 Replies
oldestnewest

Well done. Hope your first outing goes well for you. The C25K programme works if you stick to it. Its gradual approach is designed to minimise injury and maximise your growth in stamina. I'm 62 and it worked for me last year. I've decided to try to lift it to 10k this year.

It sounds like you've got the motivation for it. You'll feel great as you increase the running time. Don't worry about your speed - just get there each time...

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Chris on losing 2 stone in weight, welcome to C25K and a healthier lifestyle. I wish you all the best for your running journey with C25K and hope you will enjoy it and graduate 🎓 in 9 weeks time. 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

come.. well done you!

Please check this post out for Newbies:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Loads of great advice...we will be here so keep posting and...we have knee exercises if you need them too :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

Chris141
Chris141Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Yea Thanks! I’ve read it and very useful advice it has in it too! Gave me the confidence to say yea let’s do this!

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