I am going to do my first run when my wife gets home, She dose not think i'm going to because for the last 5 years I have not done a thing, I'm as heavy as I have ever been, My family has a history of heart problems and being out of shape is not so go in my family. I'm 33 and I need to lose about 75 pounds. I'm going to start a Fish fruit, and vegetable diet to go along with the couch to the 5 k run. With that Kind of Diet I should be able to get plenty of nutrition? I'm writing because I know if I say i'm going to do something I will but I have to let other people know, it pushes me to want to do it even more. Sounds dumb but it works for me. Talk to you guys after my first run tonight.
Thanks for listening
Marcus - First, welcome to C25K and congratulations on having the courage to change your life. Please keep in mind the following:
1. Based on what you say about your weight and family history, please check with your doctor before embarking on any program.
2. The C25K is a great program to start with. Walking is good if you have difficulty running. The key is that you are out there and doing something. take it slow and listen to your body.
3. Get good shoes. Go to a running store and have them fit you
4. Join one of the groups here. It helps keep you accountable and you will find more support than you can possibly imagine.
5. Remember....run for fitness and eat to lose weight.
I really look forward to hearing about your progress. Welcome!!
Remember also that there is NOTHING wrong with repeating a week in C25K if it is to much of a challenge. Getting off the empty void called the couch and getting outside makes you a runner. Even starting make you part of the running community and this community has all the support you can ever need to succeed.
Hello Marcus & welcome from a fellow newbie who was warmly welcomed just yesterday. It would be advisable to get an okay from your doctor before getting any real running in, especially with your family history of heart problems. It might be wiser too, unless you're already a walker to 'pre-train' with a week of half hour walks & see how that feels. You sure don't want any injuries.
In terms of diet, that's an area I know fairly well. I hate diets. I hate the term diet. It's a part of your lifestyle you're looking to change & any BALANCED plan should do you well. Include all the food groups & simply concentrate, for now, on cutting out the junk & watching your portion size. We tend to eat more than we think & what we think is a normal portion size is often far more than that. Just start everything slowly or you risk your own body trying to sabotage your efforts.
C25K STARTED: 10/12/11
FIRST RACE PLANNED: ???
Excitement is slogging through a spectacular dry lightning storm
Well I just finish my first walk and run and it went well, I made it threw and when i finished up some of my neighbors we in front of my house and I was able to talk to them with out gasping for a breath. It felt really good to go out and do something, I've been needing to do something for a long time, I had too many excuses's for too long. now i'm just going to start doing. Again Thanks for everyone saying hello and wecome me and again if someone can give me some info on joining a group that would be great.
Hey Marcus! Congratulations on completing your first (of many) run(s). What I want to know is.......what did your wife ssay?!?!
As to joining a group. Start one. Start a disussion (like you did with this thread), put "C25K: Week One. Who is with me?" in the subject line, tell everyone about yourself, why you're starting to run and invite others to join you. You can support each other, nag each other and succeed together. I still hang with my C25K group. Go Marcus! I'll be keeping my eye out for you.
Hi Marcus, and Monique too- good to have both of you here- its a great place to get fired up and ready to run!!! The fellow runners here will help you stay on track and not get down. We are all starting together. I'm on W2D2 and am 50 pounds overweight myself. Be proud of yourselves that you've made this amazing decision to DO SOMETHING and you're DOING IT! Post often, and enjoy the ride!
THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP YOU IS YOU!
Started C25K the first time January 2008
Jingle Bell Run December 5, 2009 5K 40:15
Completed C25K January 3, 2010 running 3 miles in 39 minutes
started program again January 21,2012 on my own
Started with a local group in April 2012
Completed C25K with a local running group 6-8-12
Miles for Smiles 5K to be run on 6-15-12