So firstly running carrying the extra weight has opened my eyes and made me determinded to make changes.
So this is what I've done. I have researched a few beginners training schedules and tailored a 10 week one that suits me and I think challenges me. The first 4 weeks concentrate on running, swimming and core strengthening (something I think I have overlooked previously)
Weeks 6-10 build on this and introduce the bike. Im not looking to be able to compete after this, but feel confident to move on
I am keeping a food diary, but making some sensible changes already (portion size etc)
I will book a swimming lesson or two to make sure that the swimming training isn't a waste of time.
Goals - Lose 1/2 - 1 stone (17st 4lb today), be back to running 10k comfortably & swim 16 lengths fc non-stop. I believe these are achieveable.
Thanks for the advice all I will give updates for anyone who cares to read.
there are good diets and good diets and even good diets will make you fat if you eat too much of it and don't do enough exercise. and if you think you're putting weight on - reduce what you eat. sounds simple but it can often be hard to break eating habits
Thanks and I know your right.
I'm not great with groups of people I don't know, so thats why I've shyed away from joining a club (and looking out of place!!). So I took the easy way out and asked on here.
I'll change my diet, keep trying and think about manning up and meeting new people.