A MASSIVE thankyou to each and every one of you for playing your part in helping me to complete the programme. Without you sharing your experiences, giving me both support and praise, I know that I would not have done it.
January 11th this year I made some big changes to my life. At that time I was clinically obese, totally unfit, and had very low self esteem.
I took two big 'strides' forward at once, joining both my local gym and Weight Watchers!
I was doing pretty well with both but by July my enthusiasm was flagging and I needed a new challenge to help motivate me and help with my continued weight loss. That's when I found the C25K programme.
It was just what I needed.
From being unable to run for 30 seconds without being out of breathe, I have just run 30 minutes 3 times this week, managing to run 5.2K on my final run. This programme really is quite unbelievable!
Since starting theC2 5K I have lost 1 1/2 stone.
Since January I have lost a total of 4 and a half stone, have now got a healthy BMI, consider myself to be reasonably fit, and most importantly I have regained my confidence and can now hold my head up high again.
Your posts have been truely invaluable. Thank you all once again and good luck to each and everyone of you with your adventure.
from a very tearful, but happy Stridingedge.