I'm female, 5'4" and weighed 205 lbs at the start of C25k.
I work from home and run several businesses so getting in any exercise was always hard. People say it should be easier when you work from home but it isn’t!
I didn’t eat unhealthily in the first place however I was unhappy with my weight and have high blood pressure so really committed to changing this year.
I came across C25k and thought it was ideal. I’m now on week 3.
I do it Monday, Weds and Friday mornings starting at 7:30am in the local country park which is a mix of dirt track and paths, variable terrain with changing gradients. Its hard work and I really feel it working.
It’s motivated me to watch what I’m eating all the more. I haven’t had a takeout since before Christmas. I don’t eat chocolate, sweets, crisps, cake or biscuits – never that bothered by them.
I cook all our food from fresh, no packaged meals, try to get in my five a day etc.
I have a lot more energy throughout the day so I’m doing more housework, walking to the shops, etc.
My sleep patterns have improved; I want to be in bed by 10 to 10:30pm whereas I’d drag it out to way past midnight previously and I get a good 8 hours sleep every night feeling refreshed in the morning for the first time in I can’t remember.
My blood pressure is also nearly normal – yay!
So overall I’m really pleased except for the fact I’ve put weight on!
I put on 1 lb last week and 2 lbs this week when I expected it to be falling off and it’s really demotivating me. I go from doing nothing to this and put weight on!
My husband keeps reminding me of all the positive aspects but I just can’t take my mind off the fact I feel like I may as well not bother!
So why am I putting on weight?
Is it too soon? Is my body in shock? Am I expecting too much?
Please tell me I’ll wake up next week and be 2 stone lighter!