Couch to 5K
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If I can do it..... Anyone can!

I started my journey at over 20st! I’ve been big all my life! I’ve lost weight before and put it back on again! This time I knew I needed to up my fitness! The thought of jogging really worried me not only the fitness side but what other people would think.

The programme has taken me longer than 9weeks and some weeks I have repeated. I take my dog with me and we have a little longer cool down walk after (mainly so she can have a play off lead).

I can officially say, I can now jog for 30mins non stop!!! That’s a huge achievement and I admit I’m not the fastest by a long stretch but I keep going!

No-one has said anything other than ‘good morning’ when I’ve passed them so please don’t let what other people think put you off! This is for you, not them!

There have been times when I wanted to give up and it’s not been easy by far! But it’s just learning to forgive yourself and move on from a bad jog, something I tend to struggle with.

Along the way not only can I now jog for 30min, I’ve also lost just over 5st in the process.

If I can give anyone advice it would be to look how far you’ve come, not how long you’ve got left!

Please don’t let weight or jogging in public out you off! Because if I can do it..... Anyone can!!

Officially a graduate!!! Whoooooo

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Well done, you should feel very proud of yourself an amazing achievement x

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Absolutely brilliant. Very well done to you. I agree with everything you said. I became a graduate this morning. Slow but steady. I'm also overweight and over 60!

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Fantastic achievement, brilliant! And 5 stone lost? That's amazing! Give yourself a massive pat on the back, and really really well done for graduating!

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Congratulations. What a lovely post. I’m glad you are enjoying running. 🎄🎅🏼🎉

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What a fantastic success story - very well done 👏👏👏

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Well done you! And 5 stone gone you must feel amazing and I really do love hearing those words “if I can do it, anyone can” it makes me feel like I can 😊😊

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Wow.............is just about all I can say.

Many congratulations on your achievements.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Amazing!! Congratulations🎉🏅

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A fantastic achievement!

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Amazing! What an achievement! Congratulations on your graduation and on your weight loss!

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What an amazing story! 5st is incredible. Congratulations 👍🏃🏾‍♀️😀

Enjoy basking in the glory

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Happy graduation to you. Congratulations,and long may you run.

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Well done! And look how you just slipped it in there that you have lost 5 stone,as if it were a minor thing! That's a really impressive achievement and you should be super proud of yourself. Keep on running, and loving it.

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Amazing, well done you, you deserve to be utterly chuffed with yourself! Xx

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Amazing, well done and keep it up 🏃‍♀️. I’m hoping to graduate this Saturday so fingers crossed 🤞

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Well done and thank you for your inspiring post which I'm sure will really help to motivate many others. You deserve to be super proud of your achievements!

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Very inspirational. I will remember your words.

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Wow, what an inspirational post; well done you. You should be justly proud of your achievements. Happy running

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What an achievement! Be proud, you so deserve it!

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What a brilliant post...Congratulations on your Graduation and all that you have acheived...🎉🎉🎉

I hope you feel so so proud of yourself and enjoy your next running adventures wearing your official Graduate running badge👏👏👏👏👏

Well done Soph😊x

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Wow , that’s incredible , very well done 👏👏

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