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I have only gone and done it WK9R3

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate

I started this plan as a very very unfit man 19st 8. And now 4 months later I am doing regular exercise 5 times a week 3.5 stone lighter. I have played hockey for Spalding town in the league on a regular basis I am doing circuit training and a weights plan. I have also assessed my DIET and started eating healthy as my Personal Trainer said it is 80 diet 20 exercise. What I am trying to say is that this app inspired me to do all of the above so I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Jullaly
JullalyGraduate

Well done you, what an inspiration. I am week 4 and keep asking myself ..can I actually start to believe I can graduate. I love the exercise but trying to get my diet sorted seems a bit more tricky.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Yes you will graduate!

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate in reply to Tasha99

lol Im sure I will because you lot will be chasing me

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Best thing to do I start with a known plan I signed up as an online slimming world member for three months learnt the principles then adapted it to my lifestyle. Now when I pick up food I think now how many minutes running of time in the gym is that going to be. Haha stupid I know but works for me. The only thing I would say is you need a treat day every week else you will never stick to it good luck x

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate in reply to Unfitwestie

I will make a bigger effort to concentrate on my diet, I had originally lost weight but plateaued for ages,Im hoping the exercise would kick start it again but tbh bad food habits have crept back in

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Also on slimming world 💪🏽 3 stone 4 lb loss so far.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate in reply to Tasha99

That is brilliant Tasha, Ive lost just over 3 stone too ..up until 6 months ago, I haven't put any back on but its being stubborn now!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Yes it gets tough 😭

Kevthekelt
KevthekeltGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Try either 16:8 fast or 5:2 I’ve lost over stone in 8 weeks!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Wow well done! Can’t wait for mine! You are an inspiration!

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Keep it up Tasha the feeling I got after

Every run spurred me on to my next. If I can do it so can you and I will be here to cheer you over the finish line. X

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Unfitwestie

Thanks! I’ve only got week 9 to finish and hope to graduate on Saturday but sinusitis is holding me back this week 👿 I’ve signed up to ju-ju-‘s bridge to 10k plan next but I’m not sure I’ll do it. What’s next for you?

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Tasha I have a 5k run to do for a mental health charity then I am looking for a 10k plan as I have a 10k for September then hopefully half marathon early next year. My dream is to RUN a full marathon mid to late next year. I also will be playing Hockey again this winter. Circuit training, swimming & weights should keep me busy. But I am loving the running.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Unfitwestie

I think I’ll sign up to the local 10k for September. Something to keep me going on Ju-Ju’s 10k plan. Sounds like you’re turning your life right round. Well done! 💪🏽

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Your doing a great job too Tasha. It is a lifestyle change I wish I had done 10 years ago. X is ju-ju’s an app??

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Unfitwestie

Yes I wish I’d done it earlier too. It’s over on the bridge to 10k forum. She’s taking names now for the next group of people who are signing up.

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Best get signed up then see you on the other side.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Unfitwestie

I tagged you in it

WalkingWithLabradors
WalkingWithLabradorsGraduate in reply to Unfitwestie

Yes Unfitwestie, but what will you do in your spare time? 😂

Catbee
CatbeeGraduate

Congratulations 🎉💪🏻

Congratulations 👏👏👏🍾.

Whoop whoop 🎉 🎉 🎉 Congratulations Unfitwestie, you have finished the program and Graduated!

Well done👏👏👏👏

Step up to the podium for your well deserved badge 😊x

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

SuperMouse
SuperMouseGraduate

Well done! :)

Woohoo! Congrats, here's to a new lifestyle! :) Also, you're going to take the "un" out of your username! ;)

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to notoutofbreath

No quite yet I have another 3stone too lose so it’s onto 10k for me 👍

Congratulations well done 🏃🏻‍♂️😁

Melo_smiles
Melo_smilesGraduate

Fantastic!! What a great graduation post...so many positives to shout about 🙌

Happy running graduate 🎓

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to Melo_smiles

Thanks x

Congratulations! An amazing achievement, what an inspiration 🎉

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to catrights

Thanks just goes to show we can all do it

sigasiga
sigasigaGraduate

Brilliant, well done! You need to change your name!!!

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to sigasiga

Soon I have another 3 stone to go. So just signed up for bridge to 10K

thisfishcan
thisfishcanGraduate

Well done westie !!! You are definitely not unfit anymore. What an amazing achievement , bet you feel great. So glad you completed it, we started about the same time. I am trying to tackle my weight problem now. Anyway back to you... CONGRATULATIONS ! and welcome to the shiny graduate badge club.

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to thisfishcan

Thanks I remember plenty of your posts. Are you still running I have just signed up to Ju-Ju’s bridge to 10k

thisfishcan
thisfishcanGraduate in reply to Unfitwestie

Yes still running for 30 minutes 3 times a week. I've started doing trail runs. I run less distance over the 30 minutes doing trails, and I still find running hard work. 10k maybe my challenge for next January. Hope you continue to enjoy your running journey...injury free :)

Unfitwestie
UnfitwestieGraduate in reply to thisfishcan

And I hope you enjoy your running as well.

alikayV
alikayVGraduate

Hooray and 3 cheers!! 🎉🎉👏what an achievement and it sounds like you’ve got it all mapped out for post C25K. The only way us up!!!

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate

Well done. Bet you feel brilliant! What do you plan to do next?

mergirl101
mergirl101Graduate

💪🏆🎇whohoo! Congratulations, wonderful news, well done! So happy for you! It's great to see your hard work paying off with such dividends! I've only lost 1kg but feel so much better and have definitely list a few inches.

Hope to join you as a graduate soon and onwards with a whole gang of us with Tasha99!

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