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Beth52

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Me!! And me as well. Someone? Anyone? Where to begin is the biggest question. Do we take it slow and just start exercising or changing diet or jump all in and do both. I did yoga on Saturday and I'm still sore from it. How do I know if I'm overdoing it?

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Take it slow and just start exercising AND changing diet.

Listen to your body but push it forward! If you can run 60 sec, try to do a little more, etc.

Feeling sore is OK, pain - reduce the pace or take the rest day.

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WElcome here,

 

Yes, take it slow at first.   Eating healthy is key and will aid in weightlosS.

 

As we age, our metabolism slows down and I know that one myself...   REV it up with protein and exercise and it should melt off.

 

Good Luck and we are here for you!

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60, male and starting over after surgery and several months of overeating and only walking 2-4 miles/day. The similarities between male and female in this realm FAR outweigh the differences. You can do it if I can! And vice versa, so please don't stop :-) Diet is essential because I can negate all my exercise in one stupid meal. MyFitnessPal makes it effortless to track total calories - I can eat anything from anywhere, sit-down rest. fast food rest. or home cooking and it knows the calories. Then C25K updates it - posts directly into it- all for free.

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FourAussie, you're overdoing it if you injure anything. Some soreness is normal but use judgement - pain is the forecast to injury ... It's just a matter of how BAD the pain is, where, and how much. I think if I have considerable pain two days after running, I'm pushing too hard. But what do I know...

E. Gordon, MD

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I am a 59 year old female and have been doing weight watchers since April 2015. I am down 94 pounds. I try to walk 10000 steps a day and now trying to work on the couch to 5k program. It can be done!

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51 and just started this on w1d3 tomorrow finding it really hard and will probably stay on the week one next week as well just to get a bit of fitness up. I actually hate it while doing it but have a great sense if achievement when finished. On the off days I do stairs and some strength work. Just moving is good.

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Yes! Another over 50 starter here. I have been watching several 30 something family members getting into shape using this program. Not telling them about my dream to run a 5k in case it doesn't happen. So glad to have found this thread for support and encouraging words and advice. Go team!!

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So decided to do week one again as i struggled the first time, found it better today, still a struggle but got through the jogging a bit easier. On wards and up wards now.

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Week two just increases your jog & walk times by 30 seconds. It's a very gradual approach, but it's not a bad idea to repeat a week if you don't feel comfortable moving on. The important thing is that you're doing it. Good job!

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I'm 53 and wayyyyyyy out of shape! I have packed on pounds since my hysterectomy and am so discouraged with myself. But...I completed w1d1 today and I am still breathing! I absolutely love seeing the support on this app! I am really hoping I can stay the course. Good luck everyone!

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So I don't seem to be doing to well it took me three weeks to do week one and three weeks on from that I still can't get through week two. Gosh I knew I was unfit but I never thought it would be this hard.

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Hows it going everyone?! Week 2 was ok- started some weight training with 15 pound weights. Squats, and another leg exercise that made me SO sore. Anyone else adding weight training to their schedule?

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