Well firstly, I want to say another big, huge, gianormous THANK YOU to everyone on here who's supported and advised me over the last 9 weeks, and all those who blog about their experiences. You guys kept me strong when I was weak and you all motivated me like crazy - I couldn't have done it without you, especially in the first few weeks so again, thank you. Blimey, I'm getting teary here!
And of course a big thank you to the NHS and to the people who created this amazing program, you've truely changed me and my attitude to exercise and I cannot wait for the new podcasts to come out
I must admit, 9 weeks ago I was pretty adament I wouldn't get to this point. I thought to myself, I'll try my best but if I can't do it, it's no biggie. I never stick to anything other than continuing to eat a bad diet, so the fact that I've made it here is amazing, I still can't believe it. This program has shown me strength and determination I never knew I had. Just wow.
I've noticed some major changes in myself over these 9 weeks:
My body shape has completely changed, less fat more yuuuuum!
I can't stop thinking about running - I eat, breathe and sleep running now
I'm sooooo much more confident and I actually venture out on my own to run now, which is pretty unheard of for me as I suffer from social anxiety and find it hard to go out on my own, so that has been a MAJOR difference in me
My legs look lovely lol
...and come to think of it so does my bum
I no longer feel breathless when walking up stairs...I'd happily run up them now (and I do, just to prove I can lol)
I feel like I can do anything now - nothing is impossible, 10K, Marathon, Ultra Marathon? Bring it!!
Giving up or falling back into old habits isn't an option!
Clothes don't fit me anymore.....
To everyone who are on their way to graduating - you can do it!! It's hard and it'll push you but everyone is capable no matter how old or young, big or small etc etc you can, and you will do it!
And when you need that extra push, get on here to read the wise words of others and to feel the love
You're all truley amazing and inspiring for making the choice to do something about your health!
So, keep up the hard work fellow runners