OK first thing, I'm 34 years old I weigh 20st (280lbs) and Ive had a few false starts when it comes to trying to improve my health in the past, I previously joined a gym but it was in the centre of town which meant I could only go after work, I stuck it out for a while doing C25K but I lost interest after a short while.
Less than 2 weeks ago I joined a gym just at the top of the road from me which means I can go in the morning before work, so far I've been 9 out of 12 days and I'm already seeing small results.
At first I was doing a slow 2k and then I pushed myself to go for 2.5k, the last 3 visits I've ran 3k
The first 3k was 25 minutes (pretty pathetic I know) I've just got back and I managed to do it in 23 minutes and I only slowed the pace down once (and that was as fast as I can walk without running) so it is an improvement even if only a small one.
I've decided to scrap c25k, the whole stop start thing and working to prearranged achievements and running to someone else's plan just didn't work for me.
As far as I'm concerned if I am able to run 3k now then in a few weeks I'll be able to run 3.5k and then 4 etc etc
I'm not too concerned about my speed at the moment as long as I am getting in there and doing something then that is enough for me right now.
It feels pretty good though.