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Couldnt jog for more thn 3 minutes, made me upset ๐Ÿ˜ข

I am a mum of 3, 60kg. not too fat but i have some horrendous fat on my tummy and thighs which i really wan to get rid of, Just started runnin today but hardly ran for 4 minutes, felt so bad tht i couldnt run for more thn 3-4 minutes, googled the situation and found out alot of ppl had the same prob when they started.

I got out of my house and started runnin straightaway, whereas i had to walk for a bit first but i didnt know ๐Ÿ˜”

Got this app from a forum i was readin.. gona start tomorrow, fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž

Wish me luck

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Welcome aboard. The C25k plan will be perfect for you. Enjoy!

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Thanks so much.. hope it helps..

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Well done for getting out there and doing this. Lots of us here in the same boat. Iโ€™m a mum of 3 too. I started at the beginning of December and could barely run for 60 seconds. Last night I ran for 25 mins..... you can do this.

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Thanks.

Felt so down after coming home.. but will defo carry on.

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Well done for getting out there. C25k is such a good way to get started and will guide you through the 5 minute warm up and cool down walks, as well as the running parts, so you donโ€™t have to worry/think about it. Donโ€™t feel bad - you have made a start - and did you say you โ€˜onlyโ€™ ran for 3-4 minutes, first time out?! A lot of us struggled with 60 seconds on our first runs, so you are going to be just fine ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks a ton, really appreciate it

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Great , just follow each run as on the plan take your time you'll do it next time

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Fongers crossed. Thanks

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Ah, crossed fongers. Sexy! Can't beat a bit of smut on c25k

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Hi kainaat, first of all good on you for taking the first step and getting out and getting started. I am a mother of 4 and same as u I am only 4lbs over my ideal weight so not that overweight but also like u I want to loose some stubborn fat in certain areas and of course get fitter and healthier along the way. Today will be my 1st run in over a year so Iโ€™m dreading to see how long I can actually run for before having to stop for air. Please donโ€™t beat your self up about it.... give your self a big tap on the back for getting up getting out and doing it donโ€™t worry how long u ran for that will come the more u keep at it. Good luck for run2 โ˜บ๏ธ

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Thanks. I made a mistake of just start runnin straightaway. When downloaded this app thn i gota knw that u hav to walk first to warm up. Follow the instructions and hopefully u will be fine. Happy for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I took my dog so done a brisk 5 min walk to begin with and then into a light jog wasnโ€™t as bad as I thought I actually enjoyed it, will be leaving the dog behind next time mind.... glad I took the plunge and look forward to the next one ๐Ÿ˜

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Hey you got out there and gave it a go! Pat on the back to you and good luck

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Thanks ๐Ÿ™

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Hey I couldnโ€™t run for 1 minute when I started!!!.

Keep focused, you can do this. Believe in yourself and you will do it.

Iโ€™ve completed c25k now working towards doing 10K.

You will have good and bad days but remember your good days

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Really.. thats amazing..

thanks ๐Ÿ™

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Welcome to the team! When I started I couldnโ€™t cope with 1 min but now Iโ€™m starting week 8 and can run/shuffle/plod for 25 mins. Stick with it, and remember slow but steady

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Woah.. I wish i could do the same, already feelin tired for tomorrow but I will defo go! Thanks for the motivation ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hi Kainaat, silly question but are you using C25K NHS app? Only asking as you said you ran for 3-4 minutes

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Hey

Actually I decided yesterday and just got out of the house and start runnin, whn I couldnโ€™t do more thn 3-4 minutes I got so upset so i came home and googled and thn i found this app and downloaded it. It says to walk for 5 mins and thn jog for 2, so tomorrow I will follow the instructions and lets see what happens, will keep u updated ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Youโ€™ll be relatively fit Kainaat running around after 3 little ones!! Take it nice & steady. Have fun on your journey ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Donโ€™t worry we are all here to support you. Just follow the app and youโ€™ll be fine!

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Aww, means alot.. Thanks ๐Ÿ™

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9 weeks down the road youโ€™ll be going for a full 30 mins!! Trust us, you did great to get out at all๐Ÿ‘

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OMG.. I so wishhhhh the same

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™

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Are you going to use the OneYou couch to 5K App? If so, its 5 min warm up walk, run 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds, repeat this 7 times then run 60 seconds followed by a 5 min walk. I used Jo Whiley as the voice coach and really like her style. You can also set your own music going and the music goes quiet when the voice coach pipes up.

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Yeah I will use that app for sure and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

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Welcome and Iโ€™m pleased that you found the app... I had a similar arrival here until that I was getting nowhere with a different way. Take it slow and steady and you can do this.

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Thank God I am not the only one in this world lol

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I was on a different app... 5k plan from 0 weekly mileage... first run 10 minutes not a prayer... second run was going to be 20 minutes ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Your first run was 10min? Amazin I must say!

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Well no... that was the schedule... I managed less than the 3/4 that you did... it was hopeless.

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Haha thats great thn ๐Ÿ˜œ

I m motivated!

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Youโ€™re gonna be fine... the plan is amazing.

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๐Ÿคž

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Like anything else, running is a skill that needs development, so you won't be able.to just sling on your Nike air Max and belt out a ten miler. Like everyone else, when I started I actually thought the program was designed by a set of deviant sadists that hated me, but I managed to up my running to over an hour and a respectable 5 miles or so, before a knee injury brought me low.

Stick to the plan, come on here and tell us your woes, and generally complain and celebrate at appropriate times. We'll be here until the very end and beyond if you'll let us.

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Awwww. Thats so kind of you

And 1 hour is shockin. I wish i could run that much. Maybe one day, MAYBE. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Welcome to the forum.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

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You will be absolutely fine! Promise! Thatโ€™s what this thing is all about!! Everyone here is super supportive too. Everyone is always out of breathe and doesnโ€™t even know how to run when they first start. But slowly and surely they build themselves up and become more acquainted with it and can run for longer and longer. Youโ€™re doing great!

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I am fully motivated ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™

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Youโ€™re welcome โ˜บ๏ธ

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