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Week 5 run 3

I've only gone and done it!!!!!

So so chuffed and can't quite believe it. Trust in the programme you all said... I did and it worked..... for me.

6 months ago, I was 2 stone heavier and smoking. In Jan I challenged myself to give up chocolate..I did, in April I started losing weight, 5 weeks ago, I decided to run and 2 weeks ago, I gave up smoking solely to help with this mornings run!!!

Never in a million years did I think I would be running for 20 mins...what a great programme!!!

Jules x

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OMG! You did it!!!! Fantastico! Whoop whoop. Shaking me pom poms here. What are you doing???? LOL

Yep, this running lark will really help in so many other areas of your life, eg weight loss, fags, drink, unhealthy foods. You can kick them all into touch and get back to a more healthy carry on. You'll want to I'm sure.

It's all in your hands now. You have the tools to start increasing your distance and run further and longer. Not overnight obviously.

You could start with Laura's C25k+ Stepping Stones podcasts. They are free and can be downloaded here. They will give you plenty of running for weeks to come if you mix them up. Think about increasing your weekly mileage by 10% a week. No more. YOu have to build up slow and gradual; same as with C25k

Good luck and happy running.

Don't forget that Graduate Badge. See the links to the right of the screen

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LOL miss wobble, I haven't graduated, I am that excited about completing week 5. Imagine the excitement when I graduate. I will be uncontrollable!!

I used to laugh at people posting their running things on facebook to share with their friends....now that's me!!!

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Well done! I too have just done w5r3 and also feel amazed that I can do this. Such a great feeling. I really want to loose weight and have been a little disheartened that the scales are not moving, but my clothes fit better so there is progress. I think I need to be stricter with the intake.

Massive congratulations on quitting smoking. That's not an easy thing to do but you will be so much better off for it and way healthier.

Here's to a healthier, fitter you x

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Thank you Sezza. I lost my weight before running. It hasn't dropped off as quick over the last few weeks and I haven't eaten more but my shape is changing so hopefully it might all firm up a bit LOL x

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A lot of people find they lose inches round the waist rather than pounds on the scales doing c25k. It's worth checking things like blood pressure too. Mine returned to a healthy level after c25k.

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Wow! That's a serious amount of good stuff going on there!

A bit less weight, a bit of a run three times a week and snuff out those fags - what a great combination! There's nothing better that you could do for your health than those three and it sounds like you're feeling the benefit. That carries on getting better thou'.

Stick with it - all three - because they'll make so much difference in both the short and longer term.

Good luck with week 6!

Ugi

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Thank you Ugi. X

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Yep well done, I graduated in June. Stopped smoking in January and joined Slimming World in February, started C25K in April. It is an amazing programme and this club we belong to is pretty good at keeping us going.

I still have the odd craving and I just think, put a fag in your mouth Jen and that's it for your Running!

No I don't think so, I also find running a good de stresser, so as before I would get stressed and go out side for a fag, I now get home, gear on my gear on and go run!!!

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Well done to you too. This forum is fab. Xx

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HUGE congratulations to you Dunnja and Sezz2u that's so good ( I'm a tad green eyed tho 😉) but I suspect you're both younger and less extra weight to carry than I 😂😂😂

I am determined to do the run again tomorrow if time and Thursday if not...mind wants to do it tomorrow but work, kids and life may say otherwise 😥

Onwards and upwards for both of you now x

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Redfraggle, I felt so bad posting this morning knowing how yours went yesterday.

I find it easier to run in the morning so deliberately got up early to do this one. May be worth a go.

Good Luck on your next one. You'll do it. You were so close

Jules x

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Awww Jules, bless you....don't be daft...I'm really pleased for you, and I will get there, just will be one run behind you for now...

I did run first thing in the morning as I prefer to do it then, but I did wait for the two boys to be ready so was 9.30ish but would have preferred 7.30/8 so I may sneak out then without them....😂😘

Bee x

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I left mine in bed!! In fact I was back before my son had even woken up!!! I went out at 6. Was really peaceful.

I should just explain they are of an age to be left, LOL. Don't want anyone thinking Ive left a couple of babies home alone 😀

Let me know how it goes.

Jules x

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The youngest (12) wanted to come and the eldest (16) would have preferred to stay in bed but he had been away the week before and decided he needed some fresh air...😂

But I may decide to leave them here and go for it alone next time .....

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Do it, a little bit of you time.

When I started my son came with me and I think I wanted him there more than he wanted to be there but I feel comfortable going alone now and I love just having those few mins out of the day where it's just me.

😘

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It's only week 5 Sezza so a bit soon to be noticing a lot of weight loss. It will come if you keep running. The further you run the more calories you'll burn. You have to eat really healthily though and ditch the stuff that gets in the way of you achieving your goals. You need to be fit to keep running so ditch the bad stuff. My guess is that you will change your eating habits as you'll want to be as fit as possible to keep on with your running post C25k

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