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Couldnt jog for more thn 3 minutes, made me upset 😢

Kainaat
Kainaat
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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 😔

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

Wish me luck

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AnneDroid
AnneDroidGraduate

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

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to AnneDroid

Thanks so much.. hope it helps..

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E27M14
E27M14Graduate

Well done for getting out there and doing this. Lots of us here in the same boat. I’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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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to E27M14

Thanks.

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

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ktsok
ktsokGraduate

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 don’t have to worry/think about it. Don’t feel bad - you have made a start - and did you say you ‘only’ 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 🙂

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Kainaat

Thanks a ton, really appreciate it

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

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

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Buddy34

Fongers crossed. Thanks

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Jundal
JundalGraduate
in reply to Kainaat

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

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CarlaLouLou31

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 I’m dreading to see how long I can actually run for before having to stop for air. Please don’t beat your self up about it.... give your self a big tap on the back for getting up getting out and doing it don’t worry how long u ran for that will come the more u keep at it. Good luck for run2 ☺️

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Kainaat

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 😊

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CarlaLouLou31

I took my dog so done a brisk 5 min walk to begin with and then into a light jog wasn’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 😁

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bizteach
bizteachGraduate

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

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to bizteach

Thanks 🙏

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Summersprint
SummersprintGraduate

Hey I couldn’t run for 1 minute when I started!!!.

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

I’ve completed c25k now working towards doing 10K.

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

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Kainaat

Really.. thats amazing..

thanks 🙏

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Ploddingmum
PloddingmumGraduate

Welcome to the team! When I started I couldn’t cope with 1 min but now I’m starting week 8 and can run/shuffle/plod for 25 mins. Stick with it, and remember slow but steady

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Ploddingmum

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

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Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate

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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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Oldlady57

Hey

Actually I decided yesterday and just got out of the house and start runnin, whn I couldn’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 😊

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Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate
in reply to Kainaat

You’ll be relatively fit Kainaat running around after 3 little ones!! Take it nice & steady. Have fun on your journey 👍🏻

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Oldlady57

Fingers crossed 🤞😊❤️

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Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

Don’t worry we are all here to support you. Just follow the app and you’ll be fine!

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Kainaat

Aww, means alot.. Thanks 🙏

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Walshy3

9 weeks down the road you’ll be going for a full 30 mins!! Trust us, you did great to get out at all👍

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Walshy3

OMG.. I so wishhhhh the same

Thank you 😊 🙏

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Sophia1712
Sophia1712Graduate

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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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Sophia1712

Yeah I will use that app for sure and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion 😊🙏

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Welcome and I’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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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to UnfitNoMore

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

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Kainaat

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 😂

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to UnfitNoMore

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

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Kainaat

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

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Haha thats great thn 😜

I m motivated!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Kainaat

You’re gonna be fine... the plan is amazing.

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to UnfitNoMore

🤞

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Jundal
JundalGraduate

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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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Jundal

Awwww. Thats so kind of you

And 1 hour is shockin. I wish i could run that much. Maybe one day, MAYBE. 😊

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum.

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

Enjoy your journey.

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

You will be absolutely fine! Promise! That’s what this thing is all about!! Everyone here is super supportive too. Everyone is always out of breathe and doesn’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. You’re doing great!

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Kainaat
Kainaat
in reply to Hidden

I am fully motivated 😊

Thanks so much 🙏

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to Kainaat

You’re welcome ☺️

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