Fit not Fat for 50: Fighting a weight loss plateau with C25K Week 2

8 months ago my BMI was nearly 40 but I managed to shed 3 and half stone through weightwatchers online, healthy eating and a fair bit of walking. In early February I hit a bit of a plateau on the weight loss and thought I would try C25K and did wk2r1 this morning. I know I'm not far into it but I am loving it and I can't believe that I am even considering running, let alone enjoying it. Just looking for some inspiration from those of you who have done this. I want to be fit not fat for my 50th birthday in October.


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  • Welcome Tapira. You've done amazing on WW, am impressed. You've done the hardest bit by starting the programme and I'm sure week by week you'll love it more! It's the best thing I've done on the exercise front (I'm just completing my first week post graduation!!!)

    Good luck with your C25K journey :)

  • Thanks AliB1 that's nice to feel welcome as a newbie and hope you're enjoying your success of making it all the way through and more!

  • Tapira you're the same as me - your motivation for starting the Couch to 5K is the same as mine, as I'm going to be 50 in October also and I wanted to be fit for it!

    Over the last 18 months I've lost 2 stone and am at a bit of a plateau weight wise, as I don't really need to lose much more but would ideally like to shift another stone. I started this back in February and am about to start week 7 and am loving it. Weight wise I haven't lost much since I started, just 2.5lbs (I put that back on after a very bad Mother's Day treat) but I have definitely toned up a lot since I started.

    Keep with this programme, it's absolutely fantastic, my friends of the same age can't believe I'm doing it, but I say why not, I love it and this community is so helpful.

    Enjoy!!! :)

  • Thanks so much Minuette - that's really inspired me! I've still got 2 stone to shed ideally but hearing what you are achieving as a 1962 baby is really helpful to me.

  • I went out yesterday and bought a dress, I very rarely wear dresses but because I've started to tone up nicely from the running, I feel much more confident physically so it's great :)

    Keep me posted on how you're doing and we can compare notes :)

  • Great to hear your confidence is on the up keep up the good work. I borrowed a couple of my sister's dresses for a recent holiday and I can see myself getting into one for the summer as I am definitely feeling better about my shape. I did W2R2 this morning at 6.30am (even after the clock change!) and so still feeling pretty focussed. How are you getting on?

  • I'm doing well, did week 7 run 1 yesterday and really enjoying it. Can't believe I've come so far in a relatively short space of time. That will be you very soon! :)

  • I can hardly imagine running for a sustained period of time so i will think of you 5 weeks ahead of me and doing great! I am defintely feeling fitter even after only 5 sessions.

  • Very well done I am just about to start week 8 I can't believe I have got this far running an 11 minute mile at the moment and hoping to cut that down to 10 minutes next week. I remember week 2 and I told myself this is a good thing believe me the motivation just grows and grows an as a bonus I have lost a stone and a half!

  • Thanks Mark, that's really motivating and congratulations on your weight loss!

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