I actually did it

I actually did it

I actually started the c25k tonight.

I could cry happy tears.

I was meant to start it on Monday along with everyone else on the pinned group, but told myself that Monday's didn't suit my schedule, so I'll start tomorrow...

Tuesday came and went and still I didn't start it. Tuesday's excuse was that I didn't feel 100% and I'll do it tomorrow.

Which brings us to Wednesday. I was quite happy to sit on the sofa tonight and try and forget the promise I'd made myself but my partner gave me a gentle reminded that if I wanted to finish the c25k at the same time as my 12 week plan. I had to do it tonight.

I reluctantly got my new xl sports gear out of the bag in the boot of my car where it's resided for the last 2 weeks. I took the tags off and then tried to squeeze into them. It was not happening. XL? XL! Are you kidding me! There was no way any of it was going anywhere near me. So I threw a paddy, threw everything on the floor and started crying. I wasn't doing it. I was destined to be fat forever and I didn't care.

Chris, my partner came upstairs and told me I had other clothes I could wear and that I should really give it a go. I came up with every excuse under the sun but he wasn't giving this up.

We got to the playing fields where I said I was going to do it. It's nice and large and flat and no one ever uses it so it was perfect, only to get there and there be a a football match going on!!! The universe was against me. I wasn't meant to run tonight. But Chris took me to another field where he usually walks the dog.

I did it.

I am so proud of myself. I actually found it surprisingly easy too and I really enjoyed myself.

So Chris, thank you for dragging me out tonight πŸ˜†

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  • First step taken....

  • Hi Primelle,

    This is fantastic!!! Really well done, and what an excellent time! Really great! :-)

    Lowcal :-)

  • This is excellent Primelle!

  • Hi Primelle,

    Really inspiring post πŸ˜ƒ. I hope you are feeling really chuffed with yourself.

    πŸ˜‡

  • I was exactly like finding every excuse possible until this forum threw me out and yelled at me to go and I found it easy an fun! I also only started today.

    I feel so much more energetic. I am much more orgnized and I accomplish much more at home.

    It is great that we both did it!

  • Hi primelle (and Chris) well done on persevering and getting your first run under your belt. Make your xl work out gear your new target to get into and then you will look the part even more πŸ˜€

  • Yaaaaaaaaay Primelle! WTG you! You're a star and so is Chris! :) :) :)

  • Well done ! Glad you enjoyed it and glad Chris was so persistent. He obviously knows you very well. It's a great mood lifter - you'll love it (you're already hooked!).

  • What a lovely partner and well done to you!!!!

  • Get in there we'll done

  • Very well done you. Making that first step and enjoying it too. How lovely that you have such a supportive partner too. Sure you will soon get into that new sports gear :)

  • Very well done!! And what a super hubby you have ❀️ 😊

  • Please what is c25k. It sounds interesting.

  • HI Sweetchololate

    c25k is a running plan which takes a non runner of any level, fitness or weight and gets you running (well jogging for some of us ....) off the couch and up to 5k in 9 weeks. I know it sounds completely mad but it does really work. You download the podcasts and go at a very slow pace (just above fast walking) and over the weeks you will gradually extend your time.

    Below is the link, take a look and see what you think. I have been doing it for 5 weeks now and at 54, stone and a half overweight and a smoker I am actually running and really enjoying it!!! Not only that, I am seeing results, not off my weight but in my body shape, my love handles are finally getting a bit firmer!!

    nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

    Hope we can inspire you to give it a go (:-)

  • Thanks. I've just downloaded the app. Hopefully I will pluck up the courage to give it a go soon.

  • Hi Sweetchocolate, I really hope you do and get as much out of it as I am. Yesterday the plan took me from running 8 minutes to 20 minutes and believe me I was freaking out that I would not be able to do it but I did.

    Well i did it and I cannot tell you how high it made me feel that I had achieved this all by myself and that my body would let me do it.

    Good luck and would love to hear your progress if you do decide to give it a go.

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