Until April 6th 2013 I think the furthest I had ever ran was to the shop and back, and that was about 20 years ago! So, what happened on April 6th to change that? Simple, I signed up to do a charity 10K race on the spur of the moment with a group of people I work with …crazy!
To make matters worse, remember I had only previously ran as far as the corner shop over 20 years ago, I didn’t participate in any activity (apart from driving the car and eating) at all. To further complicate things, I am not a naturally athletic person, in fact on April 6th 2013 I weighed in at 19st 4lb and was smoking too!
However, I had made a commitment and stumbled across Slim and Save as my Mum had started the plan, losing 2.5 st in 10 weeks. I decided to give it a go. Now, as a bit of a geek, I did my usual and spent hours researching Slim and Save on the internet. My conclusion was that as long as you trusted the plan, and committed to it, you would achieve your goal.
I decided to stop smoking at the same time. No patches or e-cigarettes, just stopped and concentrated on the dieting and training for the run.
On Sunday 2nd June, 8 weeks after I started Slim and Save I successfully completed the Pennine 10K Road Race in 1 hour 15 minutes and was nearly 3 stones lighter.
Since coming off Slim and Save I have managed to maintain my weight and feel fantastic!