Couch to 5K

You can acheive anything you want to, the only person who can stop you is you!!

My healthy lifestyle change started back in november, I started by getting used to the changes in my diet and being more active with walks then started the C25K in about February. I suffered from lack of motivation and have recently started it all again. Tonight I plan on starting week 3 run 1. To date I've lost almost 3 and a half stone. I've found that posting about my weightloss on social networking sights have given be the boot up the backside I really needed to keep going. I am now 4 dress sizes smaller and find running now soooo much more enjoyable than I ever through I would. The thing I struggle with now is realising I'm not that same fat girl anymore.

All of your posts have been massive motivation for me to keep going - is anyone else out there like me and really enjoying this challenge? I challenged myself to run my fasted mile I couple of weeks ago, I made myself physically sick, but had a massive smile on my face (the time wasnt even that fast...but it was fast for me!!)

I find that using the nike+ running app has helped me to challenge myself to not cop out and keep a good pace going even during the walking sections. I get a break down of far I've gone, the more I progress through the C25K the further I'm going and I'm getting there quicker. My words of encouragenment to you all is - "be your own motivation! Use your own accomplishments to push yourself faster and harder. Your legs will keep going if you keep telling them, when you think you have nothing left - you do, it's just your mind playing tricks on you. I promise you all now the rewards for pushing yourself are well worth it!"


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You are doing so well with all aspects of your healthy changes challenge. A positive frame of mind can work wonders in my view. Keep it up and continue to share with us. It is good to read your story so far.


Good post and you are absolutely right. A great deal of this challenge is in the mind. Keep us up to date with how you are doing.


Hi. I have just started this programme and am about to start on week three. I too have lost three stone but still have another three to go but it will. Did you find when you started running that your weight loss stalled a bit? Mine has slowed down so I'm thinking I probably need to up my calories a bit on the days I run. I can't even imagine running at the weight I was but I am enjoying it now. Keep up the old work


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