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I am a 33 year old mum of two who has spent her entire teenage and adult life struggling with her weight. I am not going to struggle with it anymore. I am in charge!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Couch to 5k - week 4 and a heavy rucksack

I did it. I actually bloody did it. The whole thing. Plus an extra 5 minutes walking at the end because, well it was either that or not get home. :oD

I am so pleased with myself. I slowed my pace down and it worked. I am feeling so proud of myself right now. And if you'd been in the park I was in you'd have witnessed me shake my fists and say "YES!" as I finished the second 5 minute run.

At the end my knee felt a bit delicate but when I got back my husband went over some stretches with me and it's ok now.

I also realised there was one of my goals last week that I never got round to. I didn't fill that bag with the weight I have lost so far. I did that tonight and then carted it round on my back for half an hour while I made tea. Holy cow. 16lbs is a fair weight. I can't believe I was lugging that round all day every day! It can stay in the rucksack, I can take that off.

I also realised when I was filling it up that I am about 2lbs away from having lost 10% of my weight. I am almost 9/10 of the woman I was. I think my confidence and happiness has increased 100% though so I am not missing anything.


  1. Congrats on the run. I started c25k about three weeks ago and just today started week 2. I didn't think I was going to make it the 90 seconds of running, but I did it. I will probably do week 2 for a couple of weeks, but at least I'm getting out there. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you. It's got even better since this post but I am so short of time at the moment I don't have much time for updating. Given how I felt about running just a couple of weeks ago it's safe to say I am pleasantly suprised with my progress (check the label (top right of my blog) read this again when you can run for 5 minutes and again when yo ucan run for 10).