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W1 R1

Yay! I did it! After much procrastination or what i like to call 'psyching myself up', i finally put the trainers on, eventually found a place with no people and completed the first bit. Red faced, sweaty and not as puffed out as i thought id be. Very pleased with myself! Onwards and upwards 😆

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Well done, it's all about finding the right place to start

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Well done, getting started is the toughest bit, you'll find the sense of achievement will propel you forward. Welcome to the red face gang :)

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That's brilliant , well done you , I did my w1 r1 yesterday too and completely get the 'psyching' yourself up bit ! Come on we can do this 👏

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Well done you too! Do you ache today?

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Thank you , I got out of bed and my hips ache for some reason , and muscles in my thighs a bit tender . I'm actually looking forward to doing r2 tomorrow ... and that's surprised me as completely unfit . How are you feeling today ?

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My hips kill too, it feels like ive been drunk dancing all night! Tender thighs also but im looking forward to going again tomorrow although i think its going to be much harder than the first one but im determined not to give up for once

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Ha ha I felt like I'd had a night on dance floor too !! I think will be like being on a roller coaster over next few weeks with ups and downs but will defo be amazing feeling when we can run 5 k . All the best for tomorrow - we can do this .

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I think youre right about the roller coaster. Im actually looking forward to doing it tomorrow and have turned down a night out because i dont want to spoil my efforts in the morning! Its nice knowing someone is at the same point as me, its motivating! We'll get there!

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That's fab you turned down a nite out so you could do the run , and it is very motivating that we both starting out together . Come on we can do it ( I keep thinking of that

Rocky song when running , think it's caked eye of the tiger 🐯,!)

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'Called' not 'caked' ! Lol . I can't run and eat cake at same time 😉

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Pahahaha! Caked is good for me 😂

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Are you still doing it Bainesy?

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Hi yep defo still doing it. I was on a course all weekend so didn't get to go as planned on sat . Ive decided to class last weeks first run as a 'taster' as mon , wed , fri my best days for having time . So I did w1 r1 on Monday ( yesterday ) . How you getting on ? I'm aching today but positive to keep going .

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Ive kept going, the 3rd one killed although i had more energy which is good. I even packed up the car for a week away and got up early on monday to run so i could leave early! My daughter thinks ive been swapped!

Good idea about the tester, ive completed the 1st week but im going to repeat it again til im confident. Let me know how you get on ☺

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Your doing brilliantly, I've noticed I'm waking up earlier and sleeping better which is a bonus as not normallya morning person ! When you doing your next run ? My next day is wed . That's funny your daughterthinks you've been swapped. This running thing seems to be having positive affect on us which is fab .

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Im feeling the same, im almost jumping out of bed in the morning instead of creaking and groaning, im not wanting to sit around or go back to sleep, my diet has really improved cos i dont want to spoil it! I was up at 7 this morn to run and ive been looking forward to going, im loving the new me! Its still killing me but the satisfaction is great isnt it? 😊

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Yayyyy go you , that is fab , I'm feeling your excitement and it's great. I agree it's an amazing feeling and we both smashing it. That's fab you eating healthier

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I'm still eating sweet stuff as got a sweet tooth but I've defo cut down on it . You running today ?

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I binged badly yesterday, also have a sweet tooth so not happy with myself this morning but im going to go today. Not sure if im going to repeat w1 or try w2, i dont need to feel like ive failed at this too. Sorry im on a downer, ive started a diary so i can pinpoint the self sabotage. Ill be happy later cos i made myself do it and youve cheered me up with your post ☺

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You have not failed , you have started running and completed week one of the programme ... remember what a massive thing it is to even put trainers on and step out your door that very first time . Don't let a bit of a sugar binge spoil your success .

Move on to week two with me .... please .... pretty please . I'm running today , so want to hear all about your run later. Remember it's a roller coaster ... we've got to ride the ups and downs ... Now go get your positive pants on

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I did it!! Im officially on w2! It was hard, knees hurt but i did it and the happy me is back ☺ Thankyou for your support, positive pants will be held onto! Will check in later to see how youve done

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Where are you Bainesy?

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Go you.I think w1r1 is the hardest. I just couldnt do it. Tried it 4 times and never completed it tbh

Yesterday I did w8r1 tough but doable😊. The plan is great just keep moving forward. There are genius people on this forum when you need praise/ help/a kick up the bum!

Good luck x

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Wow, thats amazing! Youve done so well ☺

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