Over the last couple of years I have seen my weight increase and my general level of activity decrease. I was more likely to be on the computer, munching some biscuits than getting any exercise. This was not good for my health, my self-confidence or my relationship. I was tired and bad tempered and found that I was dropping out of a lot of the hobbies and activities I used to do.
I had a bit of a wake up recently that made me realise I had to take responsibility for turning my life around. I have started to improve my diet (cutting out all biscuits, crisps, cakes etc..not always easy where I work) but knew that I also had to do some exercise. Never been very sporty and the gym is just not for me, hate the competitive side of sports. Running seemed like an option but had no idea where to start. My partner runs but she is at a higher level than me and childcare makes it difficult for us to run together.
Spoke to some friends who run and one recommended Couch to 5k. Got my shoes yesterday and this morning got up at 6.30 and did the first run. It was a beautiful morning which helped. Felt good and looking forward to the next run. I do have a little lower back pain now, but hopefully that will settle down before Friday.
I am determined to complete this programme and hopefully continue from there. These forums look like a great source of advice and support so I will try to drop in regularly and keep you informed of my progress.