I will be completing the National Three Peaks Challenge wearing the Battle Order Dress from a Soldier during World War 1 to mark 100 Years since the beginning of the First World War.
Over the past couple of months I have decided enough is enough and I need to sort out my unhealthy lifestyle. I weighed in a little over 14 stone in March and had a belly to show for it!
I joined the local Gym, swapped Chocolate for Fruit, large portions for small portions (and more often) and made sure I never skipped any meal in the day (to avoid snacking!). In just over a month I have gone from 14 stone to 12 stone in just over a month, being able to run comfortably for an hour at a speed of 10kph (I'm still working on it!) and now being able to lift 40kg on the weights when I could barely lift 10kg when I started.
I want to take my fitness to the next level, and that is to do the Three Peaks Challenge in the quickest but most enjoyable time possible - preferably in less than 24 hours!
I have huge respect for our Armed Forces in what they do at home and on operations abroad. They risk their lives to make the world a better place - and ignore any negative comments from what people say at home. We have all heard them haven't we?
It leaves me with several Charities to choose from, but I decided to choose a smaller, more local one to me - Go Commando - they do amazing work for the Royal Marines Families that are left at home when they go away on operation for 6 months (or more) at a time, and support them if they do not return.
This to me, is something worth supporting - and I will be taking their mascot - Colonel Kev Ted RM - with me on my Challenge. If there is time then he will be able to take some selfies and tell the world he made it to the top!