Nervous : 18st, stopped drinking, never run... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
88,950 members121,187 posts

Nervous

dayhayward
dayhayward
33 Replies

18st, stopped drinking, never run, eating healthy and my first run tonight...... I’m in the right frame of mind but hope this first run doesn’t put me off. Iv tried and failed too many times before. Never really looked forward to exercise but I’m actually pretty excited to see how far I can go mentally

33 Replies
oldestnewest
SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Well you already have a great attitude. Good luck & let us know how it goes 👍

1 like
Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

Thanks appreciate it 👍

Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to dayhayward

Just remember to take it slowly! That’s the key. When you think your going slow, try going slower haha. That advice helped me and I start run 4 next

2 likes
Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

Do I actually run or jog????? Or anything I’m comfortable with

Reply
BeccaTh
BeccaThGraduate
in reply to dayhayward

I jog slightly faster than my walking speed :)

Reply
Polly2810
Polly2810Graduate
in reply to SandieF

Me too tortoise and proud!!!

1 like
Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Sorry I meant week 4 😂

Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Just a light jog. It’s not a race it’s to build up your stamina. Hark at me like I know what I’m talking about haha but this is all good advice I was given and it helped me.

Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

Thanks a lot 👍👍👍👍

Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

Week 4! Wow your not bored or tired of it lol

1 like
Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to dayhayward

Haha no I’m loving it. And all the support I get on here is fab. I even ran on holiday last week!

That’s the best advice I can give, to come on here regularly for great encouragement and motivation. You can do this! 👍

1 like
Reply
orangeguy

Good luck! . . . go for it!, ever how far you get will be a great start.

1 like
Reply
dayhayward

Thankyou 👍👍👍

Reply
Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Good on you and good luck for tonight. Can't wait to read your post after run. Really slow and just believe you can do it. So much support and knowledge on this forum for you, use it as it makes a world of difference. :)

1 like
Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to Lorijay

Thanks a lot 👍👍👍

Reply
Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Just go slowly. I’m on wk 6 and still very slow but it’s not a race!!😂

You should be very proud of yourself for trying to improve your health. Wishing you lots of luck - you won’t need it!

Reply
Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done for starting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. You really can do this.

Reply
Shippers
ShippersGraduate

Hi, I’m nearly 17 stone and like too many pints. Stopped smoking a good few years ago but was resigned to the fact that smoking had taken my wind never to get it back. A minute seemed like an eternity at first but I’m now in W4 and running 5mins at a stretch.

Just go slow and keep going. It really works! Good luck

1 like
Reply
Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Go very slowly ( you may not have a choice 😐)

When you get home, applaud yourself, tuck it under your belt and move onto the next one, after your rest day!!!

Trust the programme and enjoy it 🤩😊

Reply
Rachey80

Good luck, you will love it, once you do the 1st run you will be looking forward to the next runs, its very addictive. I am on wk 3 r2 Xx

Reply
Catbee
CatbeeGraduate

Go for it, you may surprise yourself! 🤗

Reply
Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Go for it. I've surprised myself every week so far. The only way you fail is by never trying in the first place. You'll be fine - to repeat the C25K mantra - slow & steady. You will find your own running pace. You can do this. Good luck & let us know how you get on.

1 like
Reply
Hidden
HiddenGraduate

PS- well done for stopping drinking - not sure I could manage that. I do enjoy a glass of wine or two.......😉

1 like
Reply
Lisha89

It really is addictive once u get that first run done! I'm normally a bit of a quitter so doubted myself before I even began but I'm now at week 5 but postponed due to injury , and I feel devastated that iv been having to miss my runs 😭 lol U can do this!!! Good luck and enjoy!!

1 like
Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Have you done it yet? We’re all on tenterhooks here 😂

1 like
Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

😂 all done!!!! I got shin splints ha ha ha was hard but I know that’s the hardest it will be. Really Proud of myself 😝😝😝

3 likes
Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to dayhayward

Yay!!! 👏👏. Well done!! I knew you could do it. Bugger about the shin splints though. Don’t run tomorrow, rest days are most important. Walking is good though, if the shins are ok.

Well done! 👍

1 like
Reply
dayhayward
dayhayward
in reply to SandieF

Thankyou. Gonna do walking tomorrow, next is Saturday kinda excited about it now 😂

Reply
SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to dayhayward

Excellent! It does become addictive. But you’ve done the hardest bit and actually started. My 1st run of w4 is on Saturday too, which I’m kinda worried about, we can encourage each other! 😂. Again, well done & feel proud 👍

1 like
Reply
Polly2810
Polly2810Graduate

Slow and sure take each run as it comes...you will amaze yourself! Well done for starting that’s the biggest hurdle!! 👍🏻🤩

1 like
Reply
dayhayward

Thankyou 👍👍👍

1 like
Reply
Polly2810
Polly2810Graduate
in reply to dayhayward

Welcome 😀

Reply
orangeguy

Well done!, starting can be the hardest step but you have done it.

1 like
Reply

You may also like...