I have decided to give a detailed update of my journey in the hope of helping some of you guys out there. I NEVER EVER thought i would be able to run for 30mins but here Iam grinning ear to ear.
I am a 21 year old female in my last year of University. My starting weight was 80kg (12.6 stone) and my height is 162cm (5.3ft). I was getting really depressed about my weight. Starting University I weighed about 10.5 stone and in three years i gained just over 2 stone. Everyone around me was telling me how big I looked.
I found Couch to 5K when i was searching around the internet for things to do to loose weight. I decided to give it a go. I have never been a runner (always avoided it). I couldnt even run for more than 1 min without feeling like i was about to DIE!!!
I Started Couch to 5k on the 14th of March last month in the gym. I was so desperate to loose weight that on rest days i would still go to the gym.. sometimes i was bad and i would do my runs back to back. I did that in week 3 and into week 4. This was a bad idea because my last run of week 4 was BAD.. i kept on running but mentally it was really difficult. I felt like giving up and I blogged about it. I literary could not see my self doing week 5 AT ALL. But you guys encouraged me! (Thank you)
I took a day's rest and started week 5 and all went well. I started running every other day. Easter break started so I went back to my mum's house in London and decided to continue by running outside. At this point I also started using MyFitnessPal to track how many calories I am eating. I also did INSANITY for a week, but it is very hardcore exercise. Doing INSANITY as well as running left me tired and I coudnt revise, so I gave up on INSANITY. (Really need to get a good degree result in my finals!)
After Easter, I came back to Uni, and started running in the gym again. It was hard to go back to running in the gym because it just does not compare to running outside. Outside is amazing!
I was naughty again though because it week 8 i kept running for up to 40mins and then I did back to back runs of week 9. BIG MISTAKE!! because my last week 9 run went terrible .. I started walking after 20mins... my legs could not take it.
I gave myself 2 days rest and last night I tried Week 9 run 3 again AND guess what??? Ive graduated!!!
My weight as of today is 73 kg (11.5 Stone). I have lost a full 1 stone (7kg). I still have a long way to go because my target weight is 65KG ( about 10stone).
Bare in mind that on my rest days I still go to the gym and I make it a point to not go for more than 2 days without doing any type of exercise.
I hope someone will find my blog useful or motivating in some way..
Im off to revise now. Happy runnings everyone... Im still gona keep up with running at least 30mins 3x a week.
Just gona collect my badge first
P.S Im also going to work on running faster cz I am nowhere near doing 5k in 30mins. Any tips of how other gradutes are doing this would be appriciated. I told myslef that i will not start Bridge to 10K until i can do the 5k in 30mins.