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Eternal-mother
Eternal-mother
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Hi everyone,

I've been lurking on this forum for awhile, but didn't want to join in as I perhaps thought I wouldn't get that far on this programme after trying it (and giving up due to lack of commitment) twice before.

Today I'm thrilled to say I completed week 4 run 1 and feel amazing. I genuinely cant wait to get out and do another run.

I started this year with the simple resolution to move more. I work full time in a sedentary job and have become very conscious of the fact I move very little. I came to the realisation that I really needed to be more active to ensure I stay fit and healthy.

I work full time and have two young children and therefore have very little time to myself. I've actually found this experience really therapeutic and I look forward to spending some time by myself. It's great to just be alone with my own thoughts and switch off the world around me.

Really looking forward to next week as imexcited about the thought of running for 20 mins straight!

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Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Well done! Lurk no more! We would like to share in your triumphs if you have time to post!

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

Congrats Eternal-mother on what you have achieved so far with the running and keep going ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š and well done!๐ŸŽ‰

Juggling life, kids, work etc is hard but doable ๐Ÿ‘

Enjoy w5, my favourite weekโ™ฅ๏ธ

Fantastic achievement- and I can totally empathise with carving out a little bit of you time - very therapeutic ๐Ÿ‘

Jooles57
Jooles57Graduate

Well done and keep it up. The sense of achievement is just the best feeling ever. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Well done iโ€™m happy to hear how much you are enjoying it

D48P
D48PGraduate

Welcome and well done for getting out there! Iโ€™ve found this forum spurs me on when Iโ€™m feeling like I might otherwise quit when the going gets tough. Lots of support on here and welcomed advice from others further on in the programme ๐Ÿ˜€ and hey you deserve half an hour to yourself! X

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

We love a lurker E-m! But we also love to know how you get on so welcome and keep in touch !

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on your progress.

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

Enjoy your journey.

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Hey, good to see you! Sounds like youโ€™ve been bitten by the running bug. Looking forward to seeing you smash that 20 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Brilliant progress! Getting to week 4 is a real achievement and it sounds like you have caught the running bug! Good luck with the rest of your runs and keep posting to let us know how you get on. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Well done, keep it up, it is "you" time ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Calcan
CalcanGraduate

I have so much admiration for people who have full time jobs and caring responsibilities and do C25k as well!!!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate

Well done for getting out there and taking time for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Well done!! It is very important to carve out some โ€œyouโ€ time. Remember that whether you take 30 minutes or an hour for yourself, everything else that needs to get done will still get done!!

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