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Everything posted by BarneyBunch

  1. I would recommend starting week 3 all over again. Restart the week after taking some time off. Start with Week 3 day 1 and see how you handle that. If you feel like it is going to be too much for you, just go back to week 2. But honestly, you know your body better than anyone. Just do what feels right for you.
  2. If your runs are too easy within a specific program, then I suggest you change up the program or change to a different week within the program that is more intense. It sounds like you are also trying to focus on losing weight. Dieting should be what you concentrate on while trying to lose weight (which sounds like you are doing) and sticking to a program that isn't too intense might be a good option for you to focus on what you are eating and your diet. Cutting out a calories from your diet, while also trying to get more intense workouts/running in, might be too much for your body. Give it time and find out what works well for you.
  3. Welcome, and congrats on making the steps to changing your life! It's important to keep your goals in mind. Good Luck!
  4. Look into starting a couch to 5k (C25K) to help you transition into enjoying running. There are other exercises that you could get into, but running is a relatively easy one to start with. But the key to losing weight isn't just by starting to work out, it's about what you eat. This article discusses a little bit about losing weight on a C25K plan (https://www.nordictrackpromocodes.com/articles/how-to-effectively-lose-weight-on-a-couch-to-5k-workout-plan/) that might prove useful to you as you start out. The key takeaways is that you should stick to drinking water, if you don't already, and track your food intake. Hopefully this helps, and hopefully you stick with whatever weight loss goals you make!
  5. Running certainly helps with cardio and overall fitness. If you use workout equipment at the gym then you are probably working out a specific muscle or muscle group. You will build up the strength in that specific muscle group rather than just working on your legs when running. Running and the gym are both good workout options, but the one you choose should really just depend on your fitness goals.
  6. The C25K program is pretty good for starting into fitness, but don't forget that the majority of weight loss is going to come from the kitchen. Losing weight is more than just exercising. I'd definitely research about TDEE and the amount of energy that your body needs. After you learn that, plan out your meals so that you are getting enough essential nutrients each day, while still eating fewer calories than you need. Just stick to the C25K app, listen to your doctor, and monitor your diet. You should lose those pounds in no time!
  7. You really shouldn't be running everyday if you are just starting out. As previously mentioned, running everyday won't allow your body to recover during your runs. You will wear out your body and lose the motivation to keep on running. Enjoy your recovery days, but make sure that you stick to your running schedule and keep on running.
  8. Hello! I'm new to this forum, and new to working out in general. I've recently graduated college and landed a desk job. I sit at a desk for 8 hours every day. It's rough sometimes, but it has made me realize that I need to focus on my health and fitness habits when I'm not working. I don't want to develop any bad habits from my new job. I'm excited to be a part of this forum! I hope to learn a lot about health and fitness from everyone.
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