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Hi everyone, I just joined today after starting Couch to 5k last week. I am quite overweight, but am not here to drop weight quickly. Just trying to feel fitter, stronger & healthier.

I am in my 30s and live alone in east London. So basically I am here for support and advice!

Really I should have completed Week 1 this week, but gonna do one more Week 1 run tomorrow as I am not feeling confident enough to progress yet. I am fortunate, in that my work has a regular running crew one lunch time a week, so I am motivated by being able to join them before Christmas! Also my partner is starting running again after a LONG hiatus.

Thanks for reading!

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Welcome aboard, QQQ. Go for it! This is the start of the rest of your life and it's great that you will have ready made running buddies once you're a graduate.

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Thanks AnneDroid! I've also got some local friends who are more experienced runners than me who do the local parkrun every Saturday morning. So I am also keen to get good enough to join them too

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Welcome, don't let your weight be too much of an issue to you at the minute, just take the runs slow and steady and you will complete them.

I speak from experience, I'm 46 and between 21.5 and 22 stone BUT I have just completed run 1 of Week 8.

Just go slow and steady, don't forget to breathe, you will be fine.

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Thanks Lee! Yes, I am very into body positivity/fat acceptance and despise the diet industry etc. So I am focussing on being fitter, healthier and stronger instead :-)

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The program will help with that, I'm far fitter now, even after only 8 weeks, I puffed and panted my way through 1 minute of running x8, now I'm up to 28 minute and 5 runs left to the end of the program

Just taken it slow and steady, let your body adapt to increased fitness and stamina and you will notice it within a few weeks.

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Welcome to the club, just remember to take your time slow and steady is the way to go, you will amaze yourself what you can achieve, good luck and keep us all informed of how your doing ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks Tricky. So far I've been surprised at how much each run hasn't actually killed me, so feeling confident I can progress through the programme (maybe at a slower pace, but still)

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Hi Quando QQ, Well done on starting the C25k program. You will be amazed at what you will acheive. Take it at your pace and enjoy!๐Ÿ˜Š

Keep posting.x

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Hello, and welcome! Sounds like you've made a great start. Your aim of being fitter, healthier and stronger sounds perfect, and this is such a good way to accomplish that. I too think you will surprise yourself with what you can achieve, how much progress you can make, and how much you can enjoy it. The fact your partner's starting running again too, and that you have the aim of joining a group, makes it all the better. Please keep posting here too, so we can celebrate your highs with you (and help you through any lows that might come along too).

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Welcome and well done you!!!

Slow and steady... all shapes, all sizes all ages and all sorts here... all friendly and all so supportive... You are going to be just fine:)

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