I just found this site so thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 56 and until spring 2012 had been reasonably fit and healthy but then my son became ill while at uni and it was found to be cancer. He is having treatment and doing extremely well, he even managed to finish his degree and got a 2:1 but I went to pieces and just ate and stayed home. I realised this isn't doing anybody any good and my son is now worried about me as well which was never the intention. Also after seeing some Christmas photos I look terrible - very big and pale, not a good look! So I downloaded C25K after a friend recommended it and did my first day on Tuesday - I couldn't even finish it. When Laura said two more runs left I gave up and walked home. Today I have done my second day and completed it and I feel such a sense of achievement! Now I know I can get fitter each time I do it and am excited to see if I can manage 5K even if it takes me a bit longer than 9 weeks. I am also eating far more healthier food and even though I'm only supposed to get weighed once a week I couldn't resist getting on the scales after two days and have already lost a kilo - I know it's mainly water weight but it's motivating to see the scales change so quickly! I am feeling very positive about 2013.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.