18 months ago I was diagnosed with epilepsy lost my driving licence for a year and now have to take drugs for the rest of my life. A side effect of the drugs is weight gain and that wasn't too bad when I had to catch the bus or walk everywhere but since having my licence back the pounds have kept creeping on.
I have two children, work and a husband who is away a lot, so joining the local gym or signing up for exercise classes just never happened and didn't fit in with my lifestyle.
Have regularly gone walking with a friend but decided one day when she couldn't join me to up the pace and try jogging - HATED IT !!!!!!
Came home and found C25K have started gently and have repeated some weeks so although just completed Week 5 Run 2 have been doing it for 6 to 7 weeks. I can honestly say I am loving it. I like that I can go out for half an hour when I like (even leave the kids at home, they are old enough), costs nothing and I feel fitter. Already looking to join local ladies running group and local 5k park runs.
Looking forward to the challenge of Week 5 Run 3, although a little nervous - I'm leaving that one for tomorrow.