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I'm a Mummy of 3 young boys in my mid 30s who has just started the Couch to 5K program. I want to get fitter to keep up with my boys rather than to specifically lose weight. I also think it will help me mentally. My husband has gone back to swimming regularly and I've seen how it has helped him. I need to juggle my fitness routine around work and childcare.

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Best wishes with the programme, bet you already get a lot of steps In with your boys - if your family life let’s you I’m sure you will reap the rewards 🙌

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Thank you. Yes they keep me on my toes!

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Well done you! Any energy you have left after looking after three youngsters, (and a husband) will be well spent doing the program. Hope that you enjoy it.

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Haha thank you

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Welcome.

I am confident that you will not regret this.

C25K really works and has transformed countless thousands of people's lives.

Read the guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for lots of tips.

Keep us posted.

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Thank you very much

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Well done you and welcome... check this really important link out first..

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

This will definitely help you keep up with the small ones:) Fitter, mentally and physically.. :)

Many of us find it invaluable :)

Take it at your own pace.. fit it into your schedule... just be sure to take it steady and slow and make sure you take your rest days:)

Keep posting for great support and advice, there are lots and lots of awesome Mamas, just like you doing this programme :)

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Thank you very much

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What age are your boys? I’m a mum of 3 too- 11, 9 and 5. They enjoy coming on runs with me- usually they scoot. We just go around our local residential area but I’m going to run along our seafront too!

I have set up a small group of other mums that now run with me- via my local FB community page. That’s a brilliant way to stay motivated I have found!

I’ve also done things like walked the kids to school, then ran home, and I’ve done early morning ones before my husband goes to work.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way! You can do this!!

Good luck x

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Thanks!

They are 7, 4 & 9 months. My eldest wants to run with me and i will let him but I'll need to change my route so i run past home as i doubt he'll last till the end.

I've only just begun and it's half term so I'll see how i fit it into my routine when I'm back to work next week.

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Welcome and well done getting started. Let us know how you get on so we can cheer for you! 😄

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Welcome! I’m a mum of 2 boys and am half way through week 2. It’s sometimes difficult to fit the runs in around all the other commitments, but I guarantee you’ll feel so much better for having done it #gomums

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If you have a partner at home, the easiest way is to get up an hour earlier and get your runs done before anyone else is awake. It takes a bit of getting used to the first week, but it is a great kickstart to the day. By the time everyone else starts coming awake you are energised, showered and full of life.

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