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Before and After

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MattW, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Had a health screen at work today (have them every year now), and still have my results from 2007.


    All that changed from 2007 to now is that I run. Put a before and after to show the difference! (before is one of my wedding photos)

    @Brogan will probably find the results interesting from the health screen.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Massive improvement there Matt and testament to what a bit of exercise can do.

    Well done chap!

    97.5cm though! What a bloater! :D
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  3. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Cheers Paul ;)

  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Nice work Matt. <Nips off to the shed to dust of the road bike ... :whistle:>
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  5. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Well done Matt, that's quite a transformation, well done
    What made you decide to change? Was it anything in particular?
    And where'd you get the will power from? lol
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  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I was 26, and could feel my heart pounding in my chest when walking up the stairs at home. There were a few people at work who ran during their lunch hour, so I started to go out with them. That's where it all started really, and I just stuck with it.

    The willpower comes from the fact I can eat this (wife made it today):
    and not have to really worry about it ;)
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I absolutely loathe running but I do it a minimum of three times a week for the same reason.
    Well that and alcohol :D
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  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I only really struggle when I'm working nights (this week). Only manage to get about 4 hours sleep during the day, and then trying to go out for a run when it's dark / cold / raining in my lunch break is the only part where I have to really motivate myself. Going out in about 10 minutes for a steady 10KM.

    I've also found having a target helps. I'm doing a few more half marathons next year. Currently training for Silverstone in March, and aiming to get under 1hour 30minutes
  9. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    Wow. What an improvement. Congrats!
    I can feel the fat building on my stomach now. It not a good feeling. :eek:
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  10. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member


    When you first started out running, how far/how long to start?
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  11. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    In the second photo, you look 20. :)
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  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Not very far. Was about 2KM around the street where I live.
  13. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    How long did you do that before you felt like you could increase it? I'm thinking of starting all of this again...
  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Congrats @MattW
    I had my physical checkup last months after years of not doing it and the results are in. Everything is in well within range.
    It helps that I started going to the gym several days a week.
    Hopefully I can get to do the NYC marathon in a few years.
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  15. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Was a few months before I felt confident enough to start to run longer. My goal was originally to be able to run 6KM, which there was a specific route I wanted to be able to run. Once I'd then managed to complete that route (took me 1 hour originally to be able to do it), I entered my first 10KM race a few months later.
    I then started doing a regular 5KM route around work in my lunch break, and that's where it all took off from really.
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  16. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    Well done @MattW! Inspirational stuff. You look so much younger today than you did in your wedding photo.
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  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I live in the perfect area for a nice loop around town through a park (about 10 blocks through the south portion of town until you get to the entrance and the entrance is 3 blocks the other way from my street).

    Now if only I could find the time. Or will power.
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  18. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    This is my 6.2KM loop at home which I do, that had some nice views enroute


    There is also a country park where I do the 5KM Park Run race on a Saturday when I get chance.

    This is my favourite half marathon route:

    I'm sure @Brogan will recognise the route ;)
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  19. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It is a bit annoying getting asked for ID when buying alcohol at 30
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  20. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    Pity most of us lazy asses would prefer to use a car on that silverstone track ;)

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