A Burton dad appears higher than ever after shedding stones in weight via his new pastime – Nordic strolling.
Jon Pizzey began the self-discipline with the Derwent and Dales Walx membership earlier than the covid pandemic.
And when lockdown struck final yr, his motivation to proceed his new exercise regime was examined.
However he and spouse Rachael resolved to go strolling day-after-day, regardless of the calls for of his job as a chartered surveyor.
Squeezing in hikes earlier than work and occurring epic 10-mile treks at weekends, Jon has managed to lose three stones with out weight-reduction plan.
The Winshill man now fits into his old clothes and has dropped from waist measurement 38 to 34.
Jon, 61, stated: “I have not modified my eating regimen in any respect, other than maybe chopping down on a little bit of snacking. I nonetheless eat kind of what I would like and have a drink once I need one.
“Generally we’ll stroll within the Brizlincote Valley and different instances we’ll stroll to Repton or Bretby throughout the fields.”
Dad-of-two Jon says he’s now “addicted” to Nordic strolling, which includes strolling with poles, typically at a really fast tempo, often known as speedhyking.
He stated: “I really feel good in myself and have needed to match again into my previous garments, which feels nice.
“I’ve additionally had the odd praise about my weight reduction, which is very nice to listen to.
“I did really feel like I wanted to drop extra pounds earlier than, however with a busy work life, it was tough to seek out time to do it.
“It wasn’t a precedence once I joined the Walx membership, of which Rachael is a member, to be trustworthy.
“I primarily needed to get some train and benefit from the social facet of it.
“It’s a little bit of spanner within the works after we could not stroll with the membership throughout the first lockdown.
“However we simply carried on of our personal volition and returned to the membership when group walks resumed.”