Couch to 5K
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Dejavu

Hi I’m a newbie, just completed my first run to the dulcet tones of Micheal Johnson talking me through it. The eight minutes of running felt like fifty but I didn’t give up. I used to run about six years ago but due to illness and a lot of weight gain I gave up. Last January 17 I decided enough was enough so joined a slimming group and started researching nutrition until I found what was right for me! Thirteen months on I’ve lost 7st 5lb, been gyming it since November but badly wanted to run again so today I downloaded the app and off I went. After thirty minutes I resembled across between a Belisha beacon and a beef tomato! 😜. But I completed it and now look forward too Thursday for round two. If you are still reading thanks ha! Sorry for waffling x

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Sounds like a great start - full of positivity! Do keep coming here and letting us know how you're getting on :)

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Definitely will do, thanks.. just need to take small steps and patience which I don’t really possess ha x

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Well done on your weight loss and for stating the programme. Starting is often the most difficult step. Yes it's hard, but you did it and waffling is fine too :)

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Ah, the honey voiced Mr Johnson - good choice. I too was a belisha beacon the first week, but as youve run before, you will know that’s only a temporary state of affairs and that you will soon gain running fitness. And well done for the weight loss, that’s incredible!

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Very well done you.. welcome to this great place!

Have you checked the info out in the linked post? There is lots if great advice there:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Slow and steady is the way to go :)

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Well done to you! Michael Johnson got me off the couch too (great voice)- there's something about him telling you that you're doing really well that makes it all seem worthwhile. Good luck with it :-)

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Thank you! X

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