Thank you all for your advice. It really helps me mentally to know there are others out there with the same struggle. I have started my slow changes, starting with my diet. I started making most of my grocery shopping in the produce dept and pre-cut and prep all my produce so that they're easy to grab for snacking. I have also cut out sodas, but I still have the occasional coffee for some energy (waking up every 2 hours feeding a newborn does a number on the body!). I am also trying to stay away from the "fat 5" (bread, rice, pasta, corn and potatoes) and I buy gluten free when possible. I can't always shop perfectly healthy, however, as funds don't allow, but I am hoping C25K will help picl up the slack because running is free!
Hello all. I'm new to the C25K challenge. I had wanted to do it previously but it wasn't a free app yet. I am excited to see what this program can do for me. I'm a 26 year old mom of three young boys. I also suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I use the term suffer because weight is nothing but a struggle due to insulin resistance and very poor metabolism that comes with the disease. Most women with PCOS aren't able to conceive, and I have been blessed enough to have had three beautiful children. However, I now have baby weight that will take twice the effort of the average woman to get off. With that being said, I am excited to start this program and see what results it can provide. My only question coming into this is what is the proper "form" for running and jogging? I've heard a lot of people say it's very important, and I don't want to be doing it the wrong way and injure any muscles. Thanks