Bonnie-Welcome! It certainly is easy to fall off the wagon! I have been pretty terrible in the past of getting started and stopping. This time I am going to do it. I have already got my eye on a race in October. Is your husband retired due to disability? Mine is retired and home full time with me. So we are both stay at home parents! I have a 10 months old and am trying to get rid of about 30 extra pounds myself. (Too many oreos and fast food while pregnant LOL). I am in South Carolina. Where are you at?
Fallen Anjel, Congrats on losing 19 pounds! I started run/walking today. You are doing better than I if you can run for 90 seconds. One minute was super hard today! I have an 8 year old little girlso our children are close in age!
Trina, LOL I can relate to over doing the running and hating it! I resolve to move slowly this time!
I have never heard of the myfitnesspal so I am going to have to look into it this morning.
I will def join you guys! I have teetered back and forth with starting to run again for awhile now, but the realization that I want to look my best for my wedding has given me the extra kick in the butt I needed to start! I am 23 and just graduated college recently. I work full time but my fiance works evenings so that is the perfect time to do my running. My problem is I have bad knees and I push myself too mcuh too fast and then am hurting for days after. I am sure you all know how that goes!! I look forward to motivating each other!!! Good luck everyone!! =)
Wow! I go to sleep and everyone decides to join! Well, welcome everyone! Looks like we've got a great group of ladies who have every reason in the world to get up every morning and succeed! Don't worry about perfection, just aim for persistance and the rest will fall into place!!
She's a German Shepard from German bloodlines..when she's grown she'll be about 110lbs. He didn't cry or anything when it happened but given the weight difference we took him to the ER...fractured it right near the shoulder socket! OUCH!! He runs around like nothing's wrong but Ziva (the dog) has to stay in her crate most of the day to keep them from making it worse until he's healed...another month. He lays by her crate and reads to her so she doesn't get lonely.
First jog tonight, but thought I'd pop my head in before work...
Jaime (Thinbound) - I hope your little boy recovers quickly! Thanks for organizing this site for us!
JaimeLF - great job on the run early this morning! I would need major motivation to get my butt out of bed that early, as I tend to hit the snooze button way too much!
Bonnie - I hope to join you being back on the band wagon!
FallenAnjel - Great job on the weight loss thus far! I also had thought about adding an extra jog/walk day, although this is before I've even attempted my first day!
gymgrace - congrats on the upcoming wedding! When is the big day? Working out after work during the week seems to work best for me as well...
Haley - congrats on the new job! And the positive thinking! We all CAN do this!
JMarv and pavingmyway - glad you're here!
Hope I didn't forget anyone...
I started last night, and other than getting lost in my own neighborhood, it went well. :-) (I'm completely directionally impaired...)
My short-term goal is to participate with my husband in the Warrior Dash at the end of August, in North Carolina.
I plan to run on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, around 7:30 in the evening, when it's starting to cool off but isn't dark yet.
I am starting today too! A friend just told me about this site, how wonderful it was to see your thread. Good luck to everyone!
I use MyFitnessPal too and look forward to this journey and completing my first 5K in September. I am 35 years old, work full time, two children 5 & 6, Marine hubby deployed.
I am in Colorado, having just moved from Georgia. Hubby was discharged due to disability not retired. Are you or any one else going to do the C25K on the tredmill? Having a little one in the house is really hard to find time to get outside and run since hubby doesn't get home til after 6 and I am a night owl, so waking up early for me is the pits!
Hi Everybody! I am in week 3 of C25K. I ran this program last year, completed it on October 13th and on October 14th my world crumbled due to a family issue and I didn't put my running shoes on again until three weeks ago. I enjoy this program and I intend to run in a 5k race when I complete it this time! I also ride my bike (rode 17 miles on Saturday) and try to eat right (try, try, try!) I run and bike with my husband and let me tell ya, if we didn't do this together I wouldn't be nearly as motivated to get out there and go. We run on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. I'm 42, a little out of shape and have never been a runner so when we initially started I thought I would never be able to finish it but I did and it's a great program because it eases you into the running so you don't get overwhelmed. Good luck and have fun!
Hello all. I am starting C25K for the third time this evening, and I love the support network this site provides. I am a 31 y/o married father to a 6 month old boy. I successfully completed C25K last year, but shortly after I reverted back to being lazy again. I vow not to do that this time! I want to make a change this time that lasts the rest of my life, not just a few months. I can attest to the incredible level of support people here can provide, and I look forward to offering support to everyone and benefiting from it as well. Good luck to everyone!
Hi everyone, I too would love to join as I am just fed up with myself lol. I've tried and stopped C25K more times than I care to admit, and I can list the ways I've let myself get off track without even thinking. Nth time's hopefully the charm! I'm 40, no kids and live in Southern California. So I definitely don't have weather as an excuse While technically I'm only about 5 lbs overweight, I'm not very toned or as healthy as I could be (I swear I'm not trying to be obnoxious. I'm very petite, so even a few extra pounds makes a significant different on how I look and feel). I started playing tennis again after a long layoff, but I find running is what really improves my endurance and stamina (and burns those calories!) I also do yoga, so I'm planning to incorporate that into my off-days. I'm looking forward to following along with everyone's progress as we all move toward our goals!
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