Attempt number.... 5? 7? 10?

A year ago I was 9 stone 7, today I stand at 12 stone 7 and I'd quite like to get back down to my healthy weight.

I attempted couch to 5k a few times two years ago and each time resulted in me giving up after just a few weeks. I've decided this time I need to do it.

Finding the motivation to get out is difficult, especially with the nights drawing in. But this forum is great at giving a boost!

I'm going to attempt W1R1 now. I'm scared I won't make it, but I'll see you when I return!

15 Replies

  • Good luck you can do it 😀

  • Looking forward to hearing how you did!

  • Good luck, let us know how you get on! I post on here after every run, it keeps me motivated because I feel like I have to carry on. We can do this!

  • The first step has already been taken - making the decision to go for it. Well done. I'm sure that you made it through W1D1. Keep us posted, and make sure you get out of that door with no excuses every time. THIS TIME you WILL go through to the end - you've told us all now, so no backing down!

  • Go for it! You can definitely do it!

  • Don't set off in a negative frame of mind! Give yourself a pep talk. "I can do this" I'm gonna do this" "I won't quit this time" Don't be a quitter when things get tough. Dig your heels in. If not you'll not attain any of your weight loss or health goals. It's for your own good so crack on!

    I go to WW class each week - or nearly every week - and I have kept the lard at bay for nearly five years. Running certainly makes that job much easier, but healthy eating becomes a way of life when you get into the habit of it.

  • Do it, do it! You will see the results I promise. How did your run go? :-)

  • Go for it! You'll surprise yourself

  • I hope it goes better than you expect it to! 😊

  • He end of he run, rather than the running itself, it spurred me on to doing he next run.

    By week 3 I was sort of enjoying the run, and by Week 6 I was looking forward to my next running day!

    Don't overdo it, make sure you take your rest days, and GOOD LUCK!!

  • Hope it went well for you! x

  • Hello all, thanks for your lovely comments! I did it! It was hard and I felt so heavy but I did it :D

  • Well done, onwards and upwards to run 2!

  • Well done, :)


  • Well done IsobelRose!

    I made the mistake on my first run of running up a hill. That was painful! I chose a different route for the Second day and it was much easier.

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