2018 was going to be a big year for myself, as I was running the London Marathon for charity, however rewind the clock back 18 months prior to this to the start of my journey. Picture the scene, its 1st January 2017, the celebrations and fireworks are still going off in my head, I’m overweight and it’s a new year, time for a new start.
I have always enjoyed challenging myself with competing in events like mud runs and this year I decided to put on my trainers and go for a ‘run’. Being this was the first time I had ever done this I thought, how hard can it be? Let’s just say I got to the end of the road and was already looking for somewhere to rest and re-evaluate my new chosen hobby. I wanted to stick with this choice, so carried on and on, the months were starting to stack up and my confidence was getting stronger. When running the body releases endorphins, which make you feel good about yourself and pushes you to go further.
In April 2017, I had decided to enter the 2018 London marathon and also entered the Brighton half marathon. What was I thinking? I looked at myself in the mirror and said something needs to change. I’m not the stereotypical runner, I was 16 stone and when I run, often other parts of my body shake so I opted to look for some natural remedies to try and help. After some research, A friend suggested trying green coffee beans. I was unsure about this so I contacted a company, Peak Naturals, to see what they suggest. They recommended I try their Green coffee product as it was the strongest on the market and would help me fat burn around my body. They also said that if I wasn’t happy with the results, they would offer me a full refund so I thought ‘why not?’
Over the course of the year I was starting to lose weight and gain back my self-confidence. The bingo wings weren’t flapping so much and the muffin top had started to disappear! Peak naturals had been in touch to see how I was getting on and I was overwhelmed with the product, they even offered to sponsor me for my charity place in London and to my surprise, they even came down to support me in their home town of Brighton and cheered me over the line.
At the end of my weight lose journey, I crossed the London marathon finish line at 14 stone 12 pounds and one question everyone asks is what is my secret to my weight loss? I say it’s a combo of a few things; healthy eating, exercise and Green coffee beans!
Ben Crampton – marathon runner!