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Oh man! I miss this thread... I've been so busy tutoring and FI's son's baseball practices that I can't get to the gym enough. I've been on week 3 for sooo long! But luckily next week I can start going back since school is almost out!!

Anyone using the c25k app and nicole blum's podcast together? I'm so frustrated because I like seeing the time go for each run/walk and the music is awesome too but when I have them both going the app pauses the music for a few seconds and then all my timing is off!!

Suggestions?
I have been alternating between nicole's podcasts and Suz's podcasts. I really don't like the hardcore rap/hip hop type music, so I try to choose the one with better song selection. Lately I've been using Suz's more, I'm on week 5 and hopefully will have time to finish week 5 tomorrow!

yay Abbie for starting! Hope it's going well, the program works well if you stick with it!

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I LOVE this thread. It's really inspiring and I want to be Ana when I'm done... which would probably take 5 years or so. I used to like running back when I was in really good shape because it was easy, but I've let myself go so far that I'm afraid I'll kill myself. However, I love the idea of this program (thanks for posting about it on FB awhile ago Abbie. It made me totally intrigued!) I love having goals so I'm ready...

 

Now I need to go find some better running shoes, buy some better quality sports bras, throw in a few capris and I will have spent enough $ to make myself feel guilty if I don't follow through. Now I just need to get out of this semester of school to start it! I'm excited...

 

Oh and I downloaded these podcasts: Couch to 5K - Tracking Progress | A Question of Perspective I sat and listened to week one just to see how it goes and wow, 60 secs seems a lot longer than you think. However, I have no fear... the longer running sessions are what scare me!

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I LOVE this thread. It's really inspiring and I want to be Ana when I'm done... which would probably take 5 years or so. I used to like running back when I was in really good shape because it was easy, but I've let myself go so far that I'm afraid I'll kill myself. However, I love the idea of this program (thanks for posting about it on FB awhile ago Abbie. It made me totally intrigued!) I love having goals so I'm ready...

Now I need to go find some better running shoes, buy some better quality sports bras, throw in a few capris and I will have spent enough $ to make myself feel guilty if I don't follow through. Now I just need to get out of this semester of school to start it! I'm excited...

Oh and I downloaded these podcasts: Couch to 5K - Tracking Progress | A Question of Perspective I sat and listened to week one just to see how it goes and wow, 60 secs seems a lot longer than you think. However, I have no fear... the longer running sessions are what scare me!
Rachel, you can do it! I used to be scared of the 3 minute blocks, but now I'm scared of the 20 minute block I have to do today, yikes! Just push yourself, I always feel like I want to stop, but I just keep telling myself, just 30 more seconds and then when I get to that point I tell myself again, just 30 more seconds, and before you know it your done.

Some days I feel great, like I could run forever, other days are a struggle, so just do as much as you can. There have been a couple of times when I just had to stop mid run and walk for a minute, but then I started back up again as soon as I could.

I've been losing weight much easier since I've been running and following weight watchers. I'm not sure if it's the WW or the running, maybe both, but I'm just glad the scale is finally moving!

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Great job Jill. What's great about using exercise to lose the weight and not just WW, your scale isn't the only thing improving. You are overall in better shape- heart, lungs, muscles, everything. Way to go... you sound so motivated to kick ass. Keep it up!

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Great job Jill. What's great about using exercise to lose the weight and not just WW, your scale isn't the only thing improving. You are overall in better shape- heart, lungs, muscles, everything. Way to go... you sound so motivated to kick ass. Keep it up!
I try to keep myself motivated, believe me some days are SO hard! Especially when I'm having a bad day and all I want to do is sit on the couch with a pint of ben & jerry's and curl up in front of the TV. seeing the scale move helps too and I try to let myself have treats on the weekends, so that I don't get sick of not being able to have things I like.

I finished week 5 today, I was so happy and proud of myself for getting through the 20 minutes without stopping. The magazine I had covering the clock definitely helped!

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Good Luck!

 

I have one more workout to finish week 6 and it's a long one, 25 minutes, yikes! And from there I think it's all long runs, double yikes!!

 

Is anyone thinking about signing up for a 5k race after they finish the program?

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How's everyone doing? anyone finish yet?

 

I was at the end of week 6 last week and never did my final workout, which was 25 minutes without stopping. I'm so mad at myself because now I feel like I won't even be able to do it because I've been such a slacker this week. I did go for a 4 mile walk/jog with hailey the other day, I had planned to jog for 25 minutes, but I couldn't do it with her. She doesn't stop talking and I really have to get myself into a zone and concentrate on my pace and my breathing, so she totally threw me off, but at least I exercised. Then on Tuesday I went to the gym, jogged for 15 minutes and did a step class. So, not horrible, but not great, I'm just really mad that I'm not on track with my program!

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anyone still doing this? I just started week 9 today, jogging for 30 minutes straight, I can't believe I did it!! I can't even believe I stuck with the program, but I'm very proud of myself!

 

How's everyone doing?? I'd love to hear about everyone's progress!

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