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I am a 29 year old male and etrememly motivated to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

The last time I was anywhere near healthy was my senior year of high school. Since then, I have continuously gained weight every year even though I have joined fitness centers and tried eating healthy.

Where I usually fail is in the motivation department. I get really excited and motivated for about a month and want to reward myself by having having a burger or a candy bar... then, of course, it becomes my routine. It's rather disappointing.

I've decided now, however, that C25k is my new routine. I did it last year for the first time, and got to week 4 before I told myself "I'm not a runner. Why am I doing this to myself?" I was in pain and couldn't even make it through 5 minutes of running.

I tried it again this year, telling myself to slow my jog down if I need to; I can't run a 10 minute mile right away anyway.

So, I'm proud to say that I made it past that 4th week and am almost through week 5! C25k is great because it sets fun, realistic, and attainable goals for anyone. Just a few months ago, I was 312 pounds -I was quite ashamed of that- and C25k pushes me without setting unattainable goals.

I know now that running is more mental than physical and when I feel like I want to be done, I keep reminding myself to keep going.

Anyway, that's my story and experience with this app. Hope it helps me and you all too.

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Guest TrishE

Welcome back aahowe! What a great story. Its totally normal for everyone to struggle with motivation a month into something because the newness has worn off and youre left with the pain and discomfort. Just keep looking forward to week 8 and stronger healthier you! you can still reward youself but try not to do it with food, thats how they get ya :) do something else like schedule yourself a massage. I know thats not necessarily manly haha but you and your body will really appreciate it. It helped a lot when I reached halfway through the program. 

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