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ooh, and nice little extra benefits. FACTS.

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i don't know if i said but after last week i have lost 1 and 1/2 inches from my waist line... i know it sounds impossible but its a clear reading and a FACT :-) and since i started walking/jogging the stairs are so much less of a thing... FACT :-) and on my walks they get longer but i get less out of breath FACT :-) and all after one week FACT :-) love to you all :-)

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MummycavModerator

YAY!!! It's just a win win situation!!! Brilliant...well done changing-woman

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Mummycav

it is! x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

thank you so much for replying x

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator

Well done on becoming a new lesser person! The next step is obsessing with Utube Running channel videos 🤓 ( guilty)

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

haha no noooooooooo not that!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

Haha says she ( as she types Utube) they're very Morish 👍

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

and i am a real addict! addictive personality...

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

but i am in no way a runner, a japanese slow jogger is me!

i am about to start week 2 and it's not funny at all :-( FACT !!!

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Imc50Moderator

We all started there 👍

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

i could not be dreading it more after my experiences in week 1 !

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Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

Oh you definitely have nothing to dread

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

i wish! it nearly killed me ... FACT !!! lol

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to changing-woman

Noooooo!! You are not allowed to dread it - what a waste of energy!! 😉 Just go out and pootle along gently JSR style🐌🐌🐌 & you will amaze yourself. 😄

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Elfe5

i just remember what week 1 was like, so its a natural reaction when i think of undertaking even more exhaustion... i know i sound like a wimp , i am not, far from it, i am just unfit...

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to changing-woman

... I don’t think it will be more exhaustion, ( as long as you go slowly enough) – as beginners we imagine each week is going to be harder and harder, but that is not really true – because we become fitter and ready for the next stage. 😄

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Elfe5

That is what I will keep thinking.... x

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Elfe5Graduate

Love all those FACTS! 😄

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Elfe5

me tooo. love love love !

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator

You're probably not that unfit! Fact you're just not used to using your running muscles, you're educating your legs to work in a whole new way 👍

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

actually, you know what, that makes sense....cos i cant be that unfit with how i carry on and the way i walk every day etc...

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

plus i did make it thru week 1 after nearly no exercise for 34 years...

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Imc50Moderator

That's one well used armchair 🤭, anyhow after week 2 you've the delights of week 3 💪

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

i haven't been sitting on my arse for 34 years...i just have not done any exercise like this!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

if i get thru week 2 i will die of shock so either way there will be no week 3 hhaahhahahaha

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LottieMWGraduate

I think all that walking you were doing will help immensely. I was regularly brisk walking for 2 miles, at least 4x a week before C25k. I’m a Japanese slow jogger too (and 65!)...

I found at the beginning that I was focusing on “omg when will this bit end” and “when can I start walking”...but on Week 5 my brain did a complete turn around. It helped that I decided that my brisk walking was as fast (if not faster!) than my slow jogging...and I was therefore doing the times/distance anyway.

It’s a training program, so trust the programme to get you there...you just have to work on the headology 🧠 and beat off the gremlins 👹👺👹 that tell your brain that you can’t do it...

...because YOU CAN! 👊FACT🌟

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

I think my head is good, it’s my lower half!

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LottieMWGraduate

You’ll be fine then 👍

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Fingers and toes crossed....

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

🤞🤞🤞

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

I can smash it in my head but my legs more or less give way under me....

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

I been doing this run mentally since a minute after I stopped fridays... non stop

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

...you do need to go really...really...and I mean really...slow, with a short stride 🥰🐌🐌🐌

(I confess in the first few weeks I would count the seconds off in my head...I was always slower than Jo, so it was always good to here her but in with how much was left to run!)

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

lol x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Thanks for your kind replies

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