So this week I downloaded the Pacer and My Fitness Pal apps as part of my ongoing quest to lose some inches and several stone in weight. I had a step counter before but like how these two link together so I can see how my food intake and exercise affect my weight.
An unexpected side effect of this is that today, instead of doing my normal potter round the house and vegetate in front of the telly, I got up off my ass and voluntarily went for a walk A) to try and up my step count from a few hundred to a few thousand and B) to walk a potential run route. This is not normal behaviour for me! 😂
Anyway, the upshot of this was that 1 hour 18 minutes later I’d used 342 calories, walked the route at only very slightly slower than I run (that wouldn’t have been possible 2 months ago), and found that it’s the perfect length to do 5k plus warm up and cool down walks. I even did stretches when I got home!
I cannot believe that in a few short weeks I’ve turned from an unfit self-confessed lazybones into someone who’s going for walks because they need to find a good route to run and to get 10,000 steps in! I love Couch to 5k!! ❤️