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I'm on week 1 day 2. This is my second time doing week 1, yet it doesn't feel like it's getting any easier. I know I'm out of shape, but shouldn't it feel even a little easier the second time around? I feel like I'm never gonna make it to week 2. I can barely run during the run session, I literally just do a "bouncy" walk at a slightly faster pace than my walk, and yet I can hardly finish the entire minute. I'm very sore so I know I'm pushing myself, but how long till it gets a little easier?? I am only working out 3 days per week. I am too sore on the off days. Any encouragement would be appreciated.

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It will get easier. Just keep at it and go as slow as you need to. I have recently finished the program and I am so slow I go nowhere near 5KM in 30 minutes. I am pretty sure a fast walker could pass me. The main thing is to keep moving. If you need to walk a bit more, don't feel bad about it. It is all better than sitting on the couch. Also, make sure you are stretching and drinking lots of water. I like to do my runs in the evening, and if I have not had enough water throughout the day or eaten poorly, I cannot run as long or efficiently. Be proud of yourself for getting out and moving your body 3 times a week. You can do it - you ARE doing it! 

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It will get easier. Just keep at it and go as slow as you need to. I have recently finished the program and I am so slow I go nowhere near 5KM in 30 minutes. I am pretty sure a fast walker could pass me. The main thing is to keep moving. If you need to walk a bit more, don't feel bad about it. It is all better than sitting on the couch. Also, make sure you are stretching and drinking lots of water. I like to do my runs in the evening, and if I have not had enough water throughout the day or eaten poorly, I cannot run as long or efficiently. Be proud of yourself for getting out and moving your body 3 times a week. You can do it - you ARE doing it!

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How is your diet? Sometimes I notice that if I'm not eating properly my mind plays tricks on me and I feel like my workout is harder because I know I need to burn extra calories I consumed. Also give your body time to adjust. It's supposed to be hard. I remember being on week 3 and 4 and having to repeat because I wasn't prepared to move on. There's nothing wrong with that. I think the best advice I've heard is no matter how slow you go, you are still going faster than those still sitting on the couch

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