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Hi I am new to this app. I am not and never have been a runner. I am looking to get myself in shape & lose weight so I can enjoy my grandchildren!! I tried a few times to do a Couch to 5K program only to give up. I am so uncomfortable on a daily basis with my weight issues that I have nowhere else to turn. I am praying that this forum & program give me the motivation I need to continue. My ultimate goal is to lose 60 lbs and run a 5k - I will start with my mini goal of 5 lbs and complete week 1 of this program. In other posts that I have read it is ok to repeat days so I know & expect week 1 may take longer then 1 week. My first experience with day 1 - I only completed halfway. Need to start somewhere..

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half way is a good start Im going to pray that you can repeat the day and go all the way. Make sure to take a rest day between run days i walk on non run days and i do simple strength training like a few lunges and squots or chair sits just a little here and there have fun with the program do what works for you read orher posts it helps

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Welcome and good luck. When I originally did the c25k I stopped and actually just walked for the first week I was that unfit. Then I did the week one for two weeks and three first week was really shallow steps. But i got there. Just take it at your pace and shorten your steps, head up and shoulders back (helps with the breathing or in my case. The gasping lol)

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Pushin60, feel free to repeat any day. Each time you repeat a session, you will get noticeably stronger. I know you'll be able to finish Day 1 soon. I understand that your weight is making you uncomfortable, I am currently 76 lbs overweight. If you train consistently and listen to your body (adjust your posture/stride if you feel pain, slow down to a pace where you can talk, etc.), your body WILL get stronger, you WILL slim down, and if you eat a calorie deficient (eat less calories than your body burns), you WILL lose weight.

 

It took me a long time before I started loosing weight (even though the inches have been coming off) because I was reducing my calories very gradually.

 

Pushin60, you can do this!

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Thank you all for the encouragement- I have been slowly getting back on track - I have worked out 8 of the last 11 days which is a big plus for me - I do feel myself getting stronger and have faith that I will be able to finish w1d1 very soon then be on the road to success....

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Guest TrishE

Its three run workouts a week. It starts off by dividing the time between running segments and walking segments to start building endurance slowly :) its great for beginners and those who want to get back into shape at their own pace

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