Couch to 5K

Wk6 - check!

'Check' as in, just ticked that one off. Had to laugh, ironically, when Laura said "It's your last minute, if you're feeling good why not up the pace and finish on a high!" Mmmm. Well, safe to say, I ignored that bit of encouragement ... But, 6 weeks ago I struggled to get to 3 minutes and was grateful for the intervening walks so I'm feeling chuffed that that 30 min goal is not far away. BUT (yes, a big but) I seem to have put on a pound in the last two weeks ... that's depressing, I was hoping this activity, up from practically zero mins per week to 90 mins per week, might at least help me shed a few pounds. Ah well, where's that glass of red wine ....?. ;)

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Ha ha ! Yes , I think we all muttered a " Are you serious ????? " to Laura after that one :-)

I didn't lose an ounce whilst doing the programme, but my clothes felt looser . Mind you, I ate like an horse throughout it , I was always starving after the runs !

Well done simonHumph , keep going, youre doing great ! :-) xxx

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Well done Simon. I've finally lost weight but yes in the first weeks I didn't lose any weight but did lose some "girth". Someone else will probably come back to add the science but basically you're shrinking in the right way but don't expect your weight to drop immediately. Your fat is being transformed to muscle and that's a good thing. You'll see your overall size decreasing but not necessarily your weight (at least in the short term).

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Thanks ... I hope so. My wife encouragingly says I need to look at what I eat as well .... blast!

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We are at the same stage. I haven't lost any weight either which surprised me but not doing this for that so not bothered. Hoping that long term maybe lose a little. Good for you getting this far. Happy running 🏃👟🏃👟

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So three weeks until graduation? How's it going for you?

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Graduation, that once seemingly impossible goal 😀 Surprised myself as I am enjoying the running and feel so much better both mentally and physically. How about you? Happy running 🏃👟🏃👟

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Yep, certainly helping mentally

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I think when Laura said that to me I was already on my knees. I swore at her a lot! You have to be &*£g joking! Poor Laura, she's much maligned at times. Still, we love her really

You will lose weight if you stick with the running but you have to be sensible about what you're putting away. You don't warrant any extra calories from doing C25k I'm afraid cos you won't burn them off. It's not until you start running well beyond 10k that you need some extra fuel. It's worth it though as you will get a lot more toned and see definition in your physique if you just stick at it.

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Well done Simon, you deserve that glass of wine.🍷

Well, muscle weighs more than fat is what I was told (I think).. also now you are on to longer runs you may notice some toning and firming up. Flatter stomach.. (specially if you reach for an apple not a cream cake )lol.😊😊

Keep going, you're doing brilliantly.

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Well done - it's all about consolidation from here on so it will get easier.

Running seems to use frustratingly few calories for the effort involved although it really tones the muscles. Your wife is right - it's sadly 80% about your food intake 😟

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