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Highttoilet19 profile image

Just started this !! At first I thought no way!! But after being convinced by a friend and downloading the app I thought !! why not, so today after struggling with getting out of bed, I just put my leggings, trainers a long sleeved top on and a light weight puffa, grabbed my hat, house keys and phone!!

I did as the app said, not bad, started to walk, and than jog when given instruction !!

I felt exhausted. But my motivation than kicked in and I have been so busy today, washing the car, hooping it, gardening all afternoon and now ironing !!

Also I haven’t had any alcohol as I am having a dry month!!

There is something wrong !! I did enjoy this this, and I will give it another shot.

Thank you

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Well done. I’ve just completed week 2. It was a tough run but worth it. Keep going. Remember that great feeling when you don’t feel like going out for a run.

UnfitNoMore profile image

Welcome and well done... enjoying it is good, and you just did the hardest of all runs on a busy day... you can do this.

IannodaTruffe profile image

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading

Enjoy your journey.

I’m a newbie too 😮 I’m on week 1 run 3 tomorrow, it’s surreal as I am unfit & do NO form of exercise but I’m fed up of the sluggish way that I feel . Good luck with your programme, I’ll follow your progress. I’m very impressed with you doing dry January, I’m doing “dryish “ January 🍷cutting back but not completely 😊

Couchpotato2 profile image

I thought about doing dry January but then reckon that starting to run and swim might be enough things to change at first. I'll try and reduce a bit, maybe...


CookieM profile image

Well done for doing the hardest part - getting out of the door on the first run! Onwards to the next one now :)

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Well done, it was a couple of years ago now, but I remember the feeling after that first run vividly. Enjoy the programme, it will be the most wonderful experience. I'm still running now and loving it too.

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