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#1 SonyaCele

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:23 PM

If you aren't already doing c25K, you need to get on the bandwagon. Its fall time, the weather is cooling off and getting nice and its time to get outside and run. There are several ambitious ladies on the forum that have started and are already working on it, and there is really no excuse to not do it. 5K is a physically easy task for a human body, regardless of weight or disability. Any excuses to not do it are all in your head. google c25K if you dont know what it is. . I started c25K the day i started my diet July 2012, at 236 lbs and in 14 weeks i ran my first 5K, and i was down to 190 lbs. I injured my knee Jun of this year (not from running, i fell out of tree), and had to stop running, but i got the go ahead to start running again so i'll be doing C25K with everyone on here

If you start C25K now, you could easily be running 5K by the end of fall, how cool would that be? Weight is no excuse, there are women twice my size passing me up at 5K races, a pregnant woman passed me up at one!!! If you think you aren't a runner, i assure you that all of us never thought in a million years we'd be runners. you dont have to run fast, you just have to get out there and do it. Whose with me ?

We can use this thread to post our weekly accomplishments, our struggles, our successes, tips and tricks. I'll post the first tip i have, you dont have to run fast you just have to break from a walk to a trot, it can even be the same speed, you just gotta break your walking pace! Its so easy, you can work on speed later. Lets get out there and burn some calories, and tone up our legs so we look sexy hot hot hot in our christmas dresses this year!!!!!!!
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10/19/14  week 1 - 4.2               week 8 - in process

10/25/14  week 2 - 0

11/1/14    week 3 - 4.4

11/8/14   week 4  +1

11/18/14 week 5 - 1.4

11/30/14 week 6 - ?

12/6/14 week  7 - 1.3

 

 

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#2 JackieP

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:52 AM

Have you started yet? I would like to start on Monday. Have new shoes, new iphone armband. I'm ready to go!
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#3 SonyaCele

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

Hi Jackie, i started !!!! But i'm just walking right now though, and walking through the running parts because the doc said i have to wait 8 more weeks to run due to my major knee injury 3 months ago. But i'm definately getting in my walking time, and lots of bicycle time.
I hope more people join in , because this is a huge part of the weight loss process, getting out and moving and its a great way to get in exercise and set and acheive goals. Its very motivational and takes our mind off the scale.
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When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.


5'4", 46 years old, start date 7/18/2012 236.4 lbs, i work out a lot.
 

10/19/14  week 1 - 4.2               week 8 - in process

10/25/14  week 2 - 0

11/1/14    week 3 - 4.4

11/8/14   week 4  +1

11/18/14 week 5 - 1.4

11/30/14 week 6 - ?

12/6/14 week  7 - 1.3

 

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

first question....how did you fall out of a tree? :o
second question....what are you doing up in a tree?! :ph34r:
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

I have done this before, and would like to try it again, especially since the weather is getting cooler. It would be fun to be part of a virtual running/walk group. (I call it wogging.) I am going to download some C25K podcasts tonight!
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

well..... we were traversing on these ladders that were hanging between the trees , just because we could. Well apparently not all of us could, because i fell ! it looked watching everyone else do it!!! my age is creeping up on me.
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When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.


5'4", 46 years old, start date 7/18/2012 236.4 lbs, i work out a lot.
 

10/19/14  week 1 - 4.2               week 8 - in process

10/25/14  week 2 - 0

11/1/14    week 3 - 4.4

11/8/14   week 4  +1

11/18/14 week 5 - 1.4

11/30/14 week 6 - ?

12/6/14 week  7 - 1.3

 

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

You look amaising!! Im glad you tried!!!! That in itself is inspiring!!!
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If you don't take care of your body...where you gonna live? :)
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Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

I'm so PSYCHED about this. I'm picking up my running shoes tomorrow. I've been fitted for them already and I'm going to start on Monday. I've never done anything like this before. A little nervous. I hope my knee cooperates. What's cool is if my knee is not happy and even if I do the whole 9 weeks I can return the shoes! That's a win/win scenario right there!
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

Aw crap. I forgot about the C25k. LOL Going to have to bust out the shoes and get back on track with the exercise. I'm finally starting to feel a little more confident with my ankle.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:24 AM

I'm with you. I failed pretty miserably at doing it on my own with the phone app, so I'm joining a training group. I tend to do better at that kind of thing with others involved. I think it makes me feel more accountable. There are also incentives like a t-shirt and jacket if I attend a certain amount of sessions. It starts October 5th. We'll be training for a 5K in December, however, I'd like to try the Manchester Road Race, which is a huge event held in the town that I live in on Thanksgiving day. It's actually about 4 miles, but a lot of people just walk it. I figure I can at least run part of it and walk the rest.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:28 AM

I'm going to start a thread for those of us starting on Monday! Please join the conversation if you are interested!!
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

Carmen, you are sooooo ready for this!!!! you are gonna do great!! And CJ i love your idea of going with a group, i'm trying to get in with our running group, but my schedule isn't always right, but i have had fun when i hve gone with them.

and congrats to everyone making this committment. We have a turkey run in our town, i think they are popular in most cities these days, I did ours last year thanksgiving morning, it was one of the best thanksgivings ever! I loved getting up early and being out with everyone in the town, it felt like a real thanksgiving celebrating with the whole town rather than just a few select family members and family drama lol.
If you start the C25K this week, you will be more than ready to participate by thanksgiving. Most people walk/run 5Ks anyways.

So with my busted weak knee here is my plan. I talked to a running coach and he said walking steep uphill uses the same muscles as jogging without the force and pounding of jogging. So i'm gonna be doing several days of c25K on the treadmill and when i get to the running parts i'm gonna ramp up the incline to the highest. I did this yesterday and omg what a work out i was sweating and felt a bit of muscle burn. So thats something to think about for those with bad knees or whatever, try walking up hill . Oh and you can't hold onto the treadmill rails when walking up hill, that doesnt' count, you gotta trudge up the incline , no hands no leaning back and cheating. Go at a speed thats good for you not to slow or fast, just a little bit faster than your comfort zone.
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When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.


5'4", 46 years old, start date 7/18/2012 236.4 lbs, i work out a lot.
 

10/19/14  week 1 - 4.2               week 8 - in process

10/25/14  week 2 - 0

11/1/14    week 3 - 4.4

11/8/14   week 4  +1

11/18/14 week 5 - 1.4

11/30/14 week 6 - ?

12/6/14 week  7 - 1.3

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

Trying to get psyched. I did download a free C25K podcast on my phone (that really helps me) and thought I might start this weekend. We are having a little cool spell here in Florida (80s anyone?). I had been doing really well from an eating standpoint, but fell off the wagon on Thursday. I have a child with autism and he had a bad day at school. I let those emotions dictate my eating on Thursday and Friday. I just want to be honest with myself....food is my comfort...not great but it beats drugs or alcohol. So, I am thinking...while addictions are not good, what if physical activity became my addiction? Feeling stressed....I need to go for a run/walk. Sometimes a replacement behavior is what we need to fill the space of emotional eating. Just thinking.....

I am going to look for a Turkey Trot in my area....and I know we have a Jingle Bell Run...so here is to having a goal!

Have a great weekend!
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

I did it! Week one, first run. 5 min warmup, 4 intervals of 2 min jog/3 min walk, all followed by 5 min cool down. Not too bad, but I am starting to feel my 51 years and 25 lbs of extra weight on my short frame! Gotta be good to myself!

Good luck getting started everyone....sometimes that is the hardest part!

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

Good for you Trish! I start on Monday!!
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

Trish that is awesome and great idea to replace exercise to be that comfort, that's what I did without knowing. exercise became my outlet. and it has two benefits because not only do I exercise instead of having cake, I'm even more careful what I eat to keep my body healthy so I have the right energy for my workouts. Keep up the good work.
I did my handicap variation on c25k yesterday, I got about five miles trudging around a dry ski slope. it was fun, we took the chairlift up and hiked all over and then hiked down the ski run. hiking downhill is quite a workout, especially with my bad knee I'm not supposed to walk downhill. it was challenging, but I made it and today I have all kinds of sore muscles
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When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.


5'4", 46 years old, start date 7/18/2012 236.4 lbs, i work out a lot.
 

10/19/14  week 1 - 4.2               week 8 - in process

10/25/14  week 2 - 0

11/1/14    week 3 - 4.4

11/8/14   week 4  +1

11/18/14 week 5 - 1.4

11/30/14 week 6 - ?

12/6/14 week  7 - 1.3

 

 

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#17 CJforMe

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

I'm excited to start C25K! I have started it several times, and always have given up after week 2 or 3. So here's to going through it all the way this time! I hope you will all help keep me accountable to finish it this time! ;-)
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Week 10 (10/01/13): No weigh in

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:32 AM

I did day one yesterday! My 12 year old and I are going to do a turkey trot 5k on Thanksgiving! I have a son, daughter and husband who run and do half marathons. We are talking about doing a half marathon together in May. We'll see how the 5k goes first! I do exercise already, so I have some endurance. I like how nice and slow this starts out. I will do this in addition to my Zumba classes. Thanks for getting this group started!
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:02 AM

I need to get out of this funk and get to the program. I've lost a huge chunk of motivation. Time to get with it.
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Year 1 total loss: 127 lbs

 

New Years Challenge

Goal: 15 lbs

WI1: -2.4 lbs

WI2: -3.0 lbs

WI3: -0.8 lbs

WI4:

___________

Total: -6.2 lbs


#20 trishfl

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:57 AM

Whoopee! I did it. My second run (I use that term oh so loosely) of week one. A little harder than my first run but not too bad. I am sitting here sweating as I type so that has to be good, right?

Thank you all for giving me the push I needed, and hopefully helping me to stay accountable.

I look forward to hearing about your successes on the trails.

Happy Monday, (hear those endorphins)

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