One year ago, I decided to move from an overweight middle aged man to … something fitter and healthier. Having reached that comfortable stage in life my waist size got uncomfortable. Got a great porky picture of me too.
But what has it taken to get here?
Its not been hard at all, it’s been really fun.
I put on my running shoes last May, grabbed my inhaler. Got 250 metres and was out of breath. Stomach tight on my top.
Over time I ran a little further and a little father but it was so gradual I didn’t notice. I don’t need my asthma meds much now either.
I stopped drinking in August and this made a massive difference to my calorie intake. But more importantly my mood. Dealing with life sober is awesome. Knowing you don’t need alcohol to chill makes me feel strong mentally.
Gradually the weight dropped off. But more importantly, I loved being in the countryside on my own and just nature. I ran in the dark and in the rain.
Here we are one year later feeling good. I still eat some unhealthy foods, but I also eat plenty of healthy foods too.
Sourdough, brown rice, Nairn oat cakes, eggs, salad, fruit and veg and yoghurt in the diet. Plus the odd pizza or Mac Donald’s or sandwich and crisps. Becks Blue 30 calories to drink. Coffee and green tea alternately.
I use lots of energy and I have to eat well. If I don’t I can’t run and I get shaky.
So to all, if you’re sat on your sofa feeling tired… you would be really amazed at how much energy you have in the form of blood sugar that you could use up!
Lastly …. it’s fun swapping fresh air for wine and Netflix …. but it’s not very good for you.