Focusing on weight loss to get better at running (and avoid Type2 Diabetes)

In January 2018, I underwent a Tibial Osteotomy operation in the UK. I had been suffering from the onset of arthritis on my right knee and needed a solution that would avoid a knee replacement operation and get my life back to some level of normality.

I walked for probably a mile along here. Picture taken in beautiful Wales as part of our family staycation, 2021

I’ve not been blogging recently and its not that everything is back to normal. Working from home on a permanent basis due to Covid-19 in the UK just makes every day blend into one another. It used to be so great commuting into London and being connected to real people, and not via Zoom or Teams. That really grates me.

So this week, my annual blood test results came back and I have been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes. This means my blood sugar is on the borderline of being type2 diabetic, but not fully.

I need to change my diet and make changes so that I can get my sugar levels to a steady low-risk state.

I do go to the gym 4/5 times a week to work out. The leg strength training continues but I think I need to step up the exercises more in order to lose my weight.

I’m 108kg and need to get to 100kg as good marker. At present I can run on a treadmill for 30 minutes. I really want to start jogging but I am worried about the pain it will bring back.

Having just turned 51, recovery takes a while but I want to get to a point where I can run more freely while carrying less weight to shift.

For my Osteotomy, this is a must and I need to get on this journey asap. I have used the Nike training app to help with core strength training, I’ll have to look for some medium intensity work outs to help lose the calories.

My real test is to shed the weight, get running and fall of the “risk list” of diabetes

Author: Jaylad148

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