Hey, so I thought I would update this a bit and share what has been happening at my end recently.
So i’ve now been running since the end of March with the C25K App called C25K -5K Running Trainer, in all honesty its been really hard, when I first started it, it was torture and I had to stop midway through the 30 minute plan, now my body seems to be slightly more used to running and I can normally manage to complete the plan, however I keep rehashing the first week of it as I cannot do more than a minute of running at a time, this is starting to worry me as in my current state I cant see myself being able to do gung ho 5k properly.
I have been thinking a few thoughts on this the last few days with the idea of gyms, running buddies and personal trainers going through my mind, having looked at prices for personal trainers its safe to say that idea is out of the window, so that leaves the gym and running buddies, now with me working 4 nights a week, some weeks this just isnt going to happen regularly, also I wouldnt have a clue what to do at the gym. Ive looked at Parkrun – Newcastle also, but they meet at 9am on a Saturday morning, impossible time for me regardless of the week, so at the moment its just me on my own trying to push myself to keep going and get fitter, its really hard when your by yourself and your not accountable to anybody else, realising that if you quit then your only letting yourself down.
On the plus side I can see a difference in my size since I started and have now dropped a dress size as well as a stone and maybe more than that in weight, so that is encouraging, I have just got to continue eating healthy and exercising as often as I can, then hopefully I should be on the way to loosing more weight and toning up.
As a present to myself, with my birthday cash I recently bought a fitbit, its been really helpful for me to push myself with how many steps I do in a day, because I have a really physical job Im finding that I can really notch up the steps and a bit of friendly competition between JC and myself is always useful, I can normally notch up at least 12-15k steps per day, more if we go out somewhere that we wouldnt normally go to.
So it is now nearly the end of April, that means that in essence, I have two full months to get to a better fitness level than I am currently at, will I do it? Time will tell…

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