Expat in NZ loving C25k!

Hi all I'm a 46yr old UK ex-pat living in NZ & on a trip home for Xmas last year I made a bet with a friend I wud run a 5k parkrun with him when I come home this Xmas!another friend told me about C25k. I ignored it for a few months & then decided to go for it. For the last 20yrs I have never stuck at any exercise or healthy eating plan. I'm always keen, for 2 weeks to be exact, then I epic fail. Lack motivation, hate exercise & have always been lucky to stay skinny despite this. However I'm fed up of always letting myself down; diabetes, high cholesterol etc all 'run' (pardon the pun) in the family & I don't want to let my genes win without a fight! I start week 5 this yr & even though I'm running REALLY slow I am managing it! For someone who has never really exercised I'm amazed I've got this far & amazingly looking forward to the challenge. My friend in the UK believes in me & I'm gonna prove I can do this!!!


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10 Replies

  • Brilliant to hear - well done!

  • Thank you!

  • And we believe in you too, now! 🙂 Slow and steady is definately the way to succeed in this programme - I promise your pace will gradually increase naturally and can be worked on after you graduate. Good luck with week 5 and keep posting to let us know how things go.

  • Thank you! Will do!

  • Go Row 99 ,in only just starting so a long way to go but we do get there 😀🏃

  • Good luck! We can do this!

  • Now that you are on this forum we will support you all the way.

    Time,does it have an issue in our lives?; like you l have a health problem,my positive intension is to get back to running again; meanwhile l shall be supporting everyone as much as l can. You have the right attitude but take your time,( this is coming from aperson who is skinny and time has never been on my side, until now,as l have this problem; -- been to the hospital twice in the last fortnight.l am aperson who constantly dashed around.You're doing Great,so far! Do'nt give up,Stevy

  • Thanks so much, hope you get better soon!

  • Thanks R99, you ate doing great.Stevy.

  • There you go, you can do it. Well done for being so positive

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