Couch to 5K
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Week one - success

My first week of a healthy balanced lifestyle has been a wonderful success! It was rough for the first two days due to caffeine withdrawals. I used to drink a lot of coke and energy drinks. I've replaced this by drinking green tea and water, can't get enough of it!

I only started exercising yesterday in preparation for week 2 (which is this week) I feel my natural energy coming back and the cravings for chocolates,crisps etc is starting to go. As a bonus I've lost2 and a half pounds,and I haven't even started exercising yet. I'll be definitely keeping this up as I've noticed I'm a lot happier, waking up a lot earlier feeling fresh and improved performance in work.

Even started to pick up a few items from Holland and Barretts. Never saw that one coming lol!!

Good luck on all your weight loss effort guys. I'll be starting couch to 5k tonight. Wish me luck!!

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Crumbs that all sounds very positive. Going 'cold turkey' on caffeine is tough, so well done for switching over to healthier drinks. Sounds like the changes you're making are paying dividends already. :)


Good Luck. Let us know how you get on with the first run.


Good luck, I have just completed week 1 so will look forward to your posts x


I just love the enthusiasm jumping out of the screen - it's got me too :-) Kudos to you, and I'm glad you're feeling so good. The good news is, it gets better and better. You're up and running in all senses of the term! Enjoy that first run tonight :-D


I predict that in the very near future, you will be putting the ingredients together to prepare yourself a salad.... and you will be salivating at the prospect! I couldn't believe it when that happened to me for the first time - crazy but true.

Ironically though, the only thing I regularly buy from Holland & Barrett are their Energy Gel packs..... with caffeine...


well done on turning your eating habits around - Good luck tonight :)


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