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Hi all,

I will start out by saying that I found the app for C25K first, then found this site. The app is still on my phone. But two months have gone by and I have not even looked at it. I honestly think I am afraid to even try it because I know I will fail. I know that is not the right mind set, but this is coming from a life-long fat kid who has grown into a fat adult. You experience a lot of this kind of thinking.


I was very active as a kid, still overweight for my age, but I did softball, volleyball, golf, swimming, you name it, but but I was never good at running. At all. Ever.

What really sucks is that I look back now and realize I wasn't THAT much overweight, but diets can really screw up a body, and a mind.


As I got older I realized how much harder it was to lose weight and keep in shape. There was a period of about 5 years where I did lose weight and I kept active and kept it off. After a few life changes and family hardships, all the weight came back. And then some. 


Later on, I got married, had a child, got divorced, and put more weight on. My son is now 10, I am 42 and I am at my highest weight I have ever been. I'm scared for my health, and I am scared I am not going to be around for my son. I know what I need to do, but I just can't seem to get out of this rut. A very deep hole in which I cant seem to climb out of.


Please tell me some of you have been in my shoes. I need to find a way to pull myself out and use this dumb app! 


Thanks in advance. 

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Hi There PsPenny,


I read your post and welcome on here. Everyone here is here to help you and cheer you on. You can dig yourself out of that hole and get out there with that App and run. Run like the wind. Yo can do it. You are doing it for those 4 beautiful kids that you have and for yourself. Little bit at a time.


Let me know how to help you. There a lot of us on MyFitnessPal and help each other there. Come join us. There is a post under the Start Here topic that has our login names for MFP.


Come join us and get out and run. Day 1 tomorrow. You can do it. Eat Healthy and Workout. I'm here for you. Hugs.

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Gosh, I can't say I feel exactly where you're at, but as a 41 year old who has kids and is somewhat afraid I'll not be healthy enough to keep up with them... for that I'm right there with you. You would never think of sending your son out the door without the things he needs. A coat. His lunch. His science fair project. He needs you, too. Take it slow and/or consult your doctor first if you're unsure about how hard you should attack this goal.


I've seen more than one person say on this forum that if you stop, get waylaid by injury, etc: Just start over. Keep trying. You can do it. Today I did my second session on the app. Day two for me. I did NOT want to go out this morning. I had a migraine last night and alot on my schedule today, but I kept in focus that my kids need me, and they need me to start something. I'm taking ibuprofen. I'm drinking LOTS of water. I'm hoping my shins will recover by Friday. My body is in a state of shock I think!  :P


That said, it's my opinion that the most important thing to take away from this app is routine. Start your five minutes just walking - heck, just strolling, and on the jog portion do a brisk/fast walk instead. Just move. I am so encouraged by others I see out walking/running/biking. They are all shapes and sizes and ages. They inspire me. My kids inspire me (your son will probably cheer you on and may even want to join you in this endeavor)! This forum inspires me. I'm not on MyFitnessPal (yet?) but lots of people love the accountability and support it offers.


You can do this. :)

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Thanks, all. As of this post, I still havent started. I am going to tho. Got a cruise im going on next week, packing the week after, thanksgiving the week after that, then moving to a new condo. Can you say, a little stressed?? (The cruise is supposed help me re-group). 


I am determined to start soon tho. 

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Exercise is a great stress reliever! ;)


I probably would wait to get into a workout regiment, too. Once you get settled, it will be easier. BUT but but... I really encourage you to read up on the best way to stretch out and prep your bod/legs for the activity. You'll be way better prepared for starting, if you're stretching every day, and much less susceptible to injuries that will feed the defeating desire to not continue.


Hang in there and keep us posted, please!

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