What a momentous day! Today I completed week 9! Not only that, but Saturday is my weigh-in day and I have lost a whole stone over the 9 weeks! I still don't feel like a 'proper runner' (maybe I never will) and am definitely not running 5k yet, but I know that will come.

To those of you out there, keep going, be determined. It really works and really is the best feeling. I have NEVER ever run in my life, and have followed this plan exactly as it was supposed to be. I didn't need to repeat any weeks, although was prepared to if I felt I needed to. It has been such a fantastic journey and now I have signed up for the Race for Life so will keep going....

I am SO amazed at myself!


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22 Replies

  • Well done!!! :)

  • well done you :) :) :)

  • Hip hip hooray, well done Helen, that's fantastic :)

  • brilliant!

  • So please for you - what and inspiration to the rest of us


  • Fantastic well done! I'm loving this so much I've also signed up for the Race for Life :)

  • Awesome Helen you must be proud!

  • Well done and thanks for the inspiration :-)

  • Well done. Hearing that others have made it really is a spur to keep going.

  • Woop woop well done....treat time!!!

  • Amazing :-) well done!!

    I start week 8 today, so I'm right behind you :-)

  • Brilliant Well done :-)

  • woop woop!!! Congrats!

  • WOW! Well done, you deserve to be so proud of yourself!


  • brilliant, well done & in the winter too..:)

  • Well done a real achievement!

  • WoW, well done Helen...bet you are still smiling!!! I'm 2 weeks behind so chasing all you graduates!

    Are you going to treat yourself???

  • Gosh you must be so proud. What you going to do now?

  • Well done! What an encouragement to the rest of us following in your footsteps.

  • well done - fantastic

  • Well I think you are a proper runner! if you've completed the proram doesn't that mean you have run 5k? Stop being hard on yourself and take all the praise, you have earned it! WELL DONEx

  • Well done to you!!! I am really happy for you, me next, hopefully :) xxx

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