When I first found NHS C25K 3 months ago and did my first run, I bragged to my husband how great the podcast was. His response was " oh. It's a phase!" He felt bad right after he said it, and he was very apologetic. But I can understand why he said it.
Prior to C25K, for about a year, I went through phases of buying Zumba DVD', swimming, joining a gym, etc and I always enjoyed them in the beginning, but never stuck to them.
Anyway, I just completed my C25K this weekend.
And I can say why NHS C25K is so effective. It gives you a very clear weekly goal, and when you complete a week, not only do you build your physical stamina, but you also build a tiny bit of self-belief. And Laura (podcast host) is great too.
In the process of running three times a week, my husband now wakes up early with me and he started exercising too.
Good luck everyone.