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Hello all, 

I am hoping that by starting things here I have some additional encouragement to actually get through this. I've tried using the C25K app many times, but never get past the first week. I end up hurting to much and don't want to continue. 


So, a little about me.

41, married, 2 kids (9 & 12). 270 lbs, 6' tall. High BP, borderline high Cholesterol, really out of shape (as if you couldn't already guess that).



I don't really care about running a 5k. My daughter would like me to run a 5k with her though. I just want to lose some weight, be able to keep up with my kids, and enjoy the summer with them a little more. The additional side effects are just a bonus. 


Well, that's me. 


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I would first try to do first three week with brisk walk - as fast as you can. Then go back to the first week and try to do jogging instead of walking. Do not force yourself to run if you out of breath, just switch back to brisk walking. As soon as you can jog first week go for the week 2. You should ask your daughter for help and exercise with you, I think it will be very motivating. All you need is stick with the program and 5k is very doable

Somebody on this forum wrote that losing weight is 20% exercise and 80% is reducing food intake (AKA dieting). My experience is telling me that these numbers are close to truth.... So if the weight lost is a goal - do both: exercise and healthy eating.

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