A mum from Glasgow has shed greater than 5 stone after utterly altering her life – and now she plans to run her first half marathon.
Irene Pilkington has even persuaded her husband to be a part of her on her weight loss journey after she dropped 5 gown sizes in simply over a yr.
The 51-year-old can also be planning to participate in her first ever half marathon now she feels slimmer and fitter than ever earlier than.
Irene stated: “I was feeling miserable, unhappy and overweight. My husband was working away during the week and I was spending a lot of time on my own, and this led to me having a lot of free time and felt miserable night after night.”
She turned to food for consolation however ultimately determined sufficient was sufficient and signed up for WW , the brand new identify for Weight Watchers.
Irene had one other motivation, her 25th wedding ceremony anniversary .
The kilos quickly started to fall off her and even her household of “two growing boys” loved their new number of healthy meals.
As Irene started to really feel a change in how she seemed she additionally observed she was feeling fiiter too.
She signed up for the Couch to 5k app and began operating.
And as she gained confidence, she even joined a job.
The mum-of-two informed Glasgow Live: “My lifestyle has modified utterly. During my journey to aim weight I’ve run some 10okay races and this yr I’ve signed up to do a half marathon in May, and if that goes nicely, I plan to do one other one in September.
“You should realise that that is a tremendous achievement for me, as I had by no means run earlier than, I began with the Couch to 5k app.”
Irene’s new enthusiasm for healthy consuming and exercise has rubbed off on her husband, who has now additionally shed three stone.
She stated: “I really feel rather well, and it makes me completely satisfied to really feel this manner. I now take pleasure in selecting garments and do not all the time go for black like I did earlier than.”
Irene follows the WW Freestyle plan.