For a few years I’ve let my weight creep up and without realising the dreaded 100kg was passed sometime last year, still I carried on doing as I was doing, eating out, fast foods big portions and more than the occasional pint. But after too many profile views in the mirror times had to change so I set up the health app on my iPhone, put all the relevant info in and downloaded my first fitness app and started going for the occasional walk of 2-3 km. I also changed my diet slightly not totally gave up some foods but tried to keep calories under 2000 stopped drinking colas etc and drank more water even though I only drank the sugary drinks rarely. That was 8 months ago now after pushing myself going on longer walks I starting going for the odd run or two I must admit getting breathless after only 2-300m was somewhat off putting but perseverance and a little help from a visit to the doctors to help with the breathing problems and decent footwear I can now safely say running 2 to 3km non stop is more of a norm now and running 5km with one or two stops is getting easier each time.
The main thing about all this effort being put in I’m now seeing the benefits as a loss of 10kg and a good 10cm has gone from my waist. Now I regularly pass 10,000 steps and can burn anything from 400 to 800 calories a day.