I started couch to 5k in august as a way to loose weight,I was at the time 16 st +,obese,heavy smoker but determined! Unfortunately my knees couldn't handle my weight and injured myself in the first week! Left couch to 5 k on the side and focused on nutrition,started calories counting and Intermittent fasting 5:2,clean eating and lost 4 stones in 3,5 month,less embarrassed by my weight and appearance ,I joined a gym in November and focused on working my upper body while resting my knees,the pain took 3 months to go!
Started cardios gently on the cross trainer , I finally came back to couch to 5 k!
The first week was really daunting ,running 3 mns was scary but did it!
Im now on week 7 , done run 1 and not worrying anymore about completing it! when doing the 25 mns run,really feel like I could go 5 mns more,but not rushing nothing,I go with Laura's instructions ! I also still do some weight lifting and body pump class!
Booked my first mud run for end of june ,and training for this!
Still training on treadmill and plan to start outdoors run when program completed! (and nicer weather! )
Planning to go on running 30 mns every other day for 2 or 3 weeks on outdoors run then increase time and hopefully speed!
This is where I am so far,still smoking a bit but has cut down drastically and really packing it up now!