I'm hoping to enjoy some good chat about our healthy eating habits, so I thought I'd introduce myself,and tell a bit about my journey so far
I've recently turned 50 eek!! Gave up smoking two years ago..and became more lazy as time went on, eating rubbish and no exercise, relying on hubby to drive me to work and back most days..
My back got increasingly painful and got to the stage just getting up off the sofa was agony
Enough was enough so Oct last year I decided enough was enough..I have two sons and a step son at home all teens (was hard work) I began dieting..cutting the rubbish and replacing with healthy options.. I got given a wii fit from a friend..So began a daily challenge..
I enjoyed success from day one..the Wii was fun..I only had to do half hour..and walk the 15mins to work.. it was difficult learning about food..changing shopping habits was the biggest obstacle..justifiing the extra cost..hubby and kids didnt eat healthy much either and they didn't want to change.. but as the weeks turned into months my determination grew and grew..the weight was dropping and I was enjoying the feeling of achievement after my wii fit routine
I was learning.. finding the food really enjoyable..experimenting with recipes.. found what worked for me.. 6 months on I had lost 2stone was feeling so much better.. I found exersice was helping my back.. don't get me wrong it was tough..keeping it up.. I did treat myself to dinner out now and then..or a nice cake or similar..but only maybe once a fortnight..sometimes it was hard..but I was too competitive with myself..didn't want to undo all my hard work..
I felt ready for a new challenge..and looking online came across c25k a running for beginner app.. sounded doable? Phew that was a day to remember.. I couldn't even run for the 60 seconds of the first run without thinking I was going to have a heart attack!! But of course I didn't..what a program.. toughest most enjoyable rewarding decision I ever took.... it made my food choices easier..I just wanted to be healthier and healthier
4 months on ive now just about reached target weight..vegetarian..can run regular three times a week.. 6k is my furthest to date.. I love life so much more..and what's great is hubby has started walking and eating much better..he's lost 2stone and my eldest son is trying to make healthier choices and gets out more with his friends away from his gaming!!
Ide like to be part of this community forum for further motivation..and maybe help anyone just starting out
I'm also on the couch to 5k forum.. hope some of you are also ..
Thanks for reading.. and would love for you to stop by and say Hello