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I'm New.....Wish Me Luck

Jay2019
Jay2019
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Hello. After joining and spending the last week reading your personal stories, I finally mustered up enough motivation of my own. So yesterday, I finished the last packet of Sensations I found in the cupboard, went shopping and for the first time, I bought no 'treats' focusing mostly on the fruit n Veg aisle.

Finished my very first run this morning with Jo Whiley.

Ok , so I didn't complete every 90 second jog but I gave it a good try. I'm determined to finish this.

I know what I'm like and will probably settle back into my old ways by tomorrow evening, order Uber eats and delete this app, so I'm hoping I can make some friends on here who will be encouraging :)

Enjoy this lovely, Saturday. Jay x

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Keep repeating any session that you don't fully complete before moving on and you will astound yourself.

Keep posting and we will stop you from backsliding.

You can do this.

Enjoy your journey.

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Jay2019

I'll keep posting. I see from reading the responses on here, how helpful that can be. Thank you so much.

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Great for getting started. Have a rest day and try the run again until you've completed every run section to the end. Just go really slow and make sure you are drinking 2-3 litres of water per day and not just on run days.

C25k is an amazing plan and really does work you'll get lots of encouragement and support on here good luck 😊😊

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to Buddy34

Yes, I will. Thank you Buddy :)

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Ha2el

You’ve started and that’s an important step. I’m still procrastinating about it and reading on here but not doing it! Well done for starting.

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to Ha2el

That's what I did for the last week until I got out of bed this morning without giving myself a chance to think about it and make excuses for why I couldn't be bothered. I mean it worked for me. I don't know how my mindset will be come the 2nd run but I really want to do this.

Just go for it :)

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Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to Ha2el

Come on Ha2el!! We will help you too🌷

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Jazzyrunner

Well done Jay! The forum is so friendly and encouraging, so keep checking in, I’ve found it so helpful. You can do it! I didn’t intend to try to diet too, but I’ve found I’m drawn to healthier options as I’m feeling healthier, you might find the same! Good luck and enjoy it 👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to Jazzyrunner

Jazzyrunner thank you. I hear you about the healthy food options. One for my list too :)

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MummyTum
MummyTumGraduate

Welcome Jay, and well done for taking the hardest step of all - the first one.

You’ll find lots of support and encouragement here - this community is a special one, and we’re all cheering you on.

You can do it 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to MummyTum

Thank you so much. Cant believe these lovely responses. I’m looking forward to my next run :)

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Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Hi Jay! Welcome... you have already discovered 2 secrets to success!! 🎈🎈

This support group

Getting out of bed and out the door without thinking too much!

So

Keep paying and making yourself accountable! We are willing you onwards to succeed.

Plan 3 roll out of bed mornings & stick to them!

👏👍Enjoy!

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to Annieapple

Thank you so much. Here’s to just doing it :)

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Oldschool01

Good on you for taking the first step and starting.

There is lots of support on here for you and loads of friends to be made, just pop in often and you will see.

Have a great weekend.

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Jay2019
Jay2019
in reply to Oldschool01

Thank you so much. I’ll keep going :)

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Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to Jay2019

Good, come on here if you need advice, lots of people here to help you.

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Zippy17726
Zippy17726Graduate

Well done jay, you’ve made the biggest step , honestly ! Well done 👍

Give it a few weeks and you’ll be posting pics of trainers and be addicted to Lycra !!

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2Tired2Run

Well done for getting started ... this programme works if you follow it and believe in it and you. Go for it, you'll be glad you did I'm sure

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Trixibelle154

Supposed to be 60 sec jog for week 1, so hopefully you are listening to week 1.

Well done for starting. X

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LUHAN
LUHANGraduate

Brilliant start...well done for getting started. See you soon posting about your next run hopefully x

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MuddledGardener

Look at Japanese Slow Jogging on YouTube. It will help you no end. It certainly saved my bacon! Well done for starting! 🎉🎉🎉

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