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This is my second day of using the C25k app. I cant jog I can walk faster or power walk, some times I do a little sprint but that's it. My knee hurts when I try to jog Im 330lbs and just starting.

 

Q: Should I do the app everyday? In other words should i do the jog/walk everyday?

 

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If you feel that you can, I would go everyday with walking. The key thing is to move & avoid injury. Once you are able to jog; I would go every other day.

 

 

I do Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday with a light day on Sunday (on these light days, I don't use the app).

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I was in the same boat this time last year as you.

I started walking around 15 minutes a day for 3 months.

Went to 30 minutes for 7 month and an hour for the last 2 months and I've lost over 10 stones or 140lbs for countries that don't use stones and count in pounds.

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Orlandomp keep it up! Take it at your pace. I have found every other day do the c25k app and then maybe some weights or something mildly aerobic on other days. I personally can't let 2 days get between me and my effort to walk/jog or my pain returns so on a day when I must miss, I will still wlak at least 15 minutes outside or on the elliptical and that almost reduced my leg, foot ankle pain when I would return to the jogging days. Walk briskly if you can't jog or run, you will build up to it at YOUR pace. So proud of you.

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Hi there, I'm no expert but I can tell you that the heavier you are the more strain on your bones, I wouldn't run every other day, in fact, I weight 72kg, when I started religiously running every other day, my body could not accept it, so most of the times I waited to recover, even if that meant 3-4 days with no running, yesterday, after about 3 months of starting I did my first 10k and today I feel no pain what so ever, I still achieved this goal, only not how it was marked by the app, listening to my heavy body, waiting for my legs to recover, don't rush or you'll hurt your self!

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Another big man here. I have done this program several time and love the combination of run/walk. When I started this time my weight was 323 but am able to run. My 2 cents is to take your time do not be afraid to spread thing out over a week and a half or even two weeks for every week in the program. You know your body but you need to push yourself. The reason I got to my weight was excuses so I tried not to give myself that may and trust in the program. There were several weeks that I repeated especially when you go from jogging 3 minutes to 10 minutes in only a few weeks. good luck

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Good topic to have - I'm a Man Of Large Size as well. This, actually, is my second time around with C25K. I was successful with it the first time, but I broke (shattered) my ankle and had to quit running. Unfortunately, my weight and bad fitness came back with a vengeance. After too much time out of it, I've started back.

 

Here's what I do know - don't worry if you aren't running. Seriously. This isn't a "running" plan as much as it is a movement plan. The only goal is to complete each days' program. If you can go everyday and work through that day, then do it. If you need to take a day between, do it. Do what you need to do to let your body work WITH you to complete each day.

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Thank you all for your kinds words. I really appreciate all the support and advice, and knowing that im not alone in this path helps me a lot. I quit the app for a while now because I was frustrated that I couldn't do what I wanted it, but I will start again Monday and I will do what was told, try and listen to my body, and keep walking.

 

Thank you very much!!!

:)  :)

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The best advice that I can give you is to take it as slow as you need to and listen to your body! General pain and discomfort during and even shortly after your workout is completely normal but sharp pains or ones that don't go away fairly quickly afterwards and your body is trying to tell you something. I started overweight at 265 and learned this lesson the hard way myself. Everytime I tried to "suck it up and deal" or just "push through it" like people (usually in better condition than us) will tell you to do I ended up sidelined with an injury that took weeks or months to recover from causing me to have to start over. It's easy to get too eager, for me I've got a 9 year old daughter who is running 5K's and wants me to run with her! Just take it easy, celebrate all of your accomplishments, don't compare yourself to anyone else, and most importantly remember that you're still beating everyone on the couch! Good luck with your journey!

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You are doing it right by alternating walking with faster walking,  Do nothing that hurts.  Nothing.  When you drop some weight, you may feel the urge to jog.  Jog then, not before.  The G force impact of even light jogging is so great that injury can easily occur.  You want to be more fit and enjoy moving around more, not being confined to a chair or bed.  Take it slow, and find an effective weight loss program.  I use the system devised by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital:

 

http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/BIDMCInteractive/Break-Through-Your-Set-Point.aspx

 

If you use it, let us know about your progress.  

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I'm in the same situation. 305 lbs when I started this journey on 6/27. I can do 4/5 of the 60 second jogging portions. I do feel it in my shins and my legs burn. My suggestion like most have said is to do what you can. All the matters is that you move 5/6 times a week. And of course make good food choices.

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