Great job everyone!! Is anyone else doing any type of workout besides the C25K? I have been doing the program every other day and also working out for an hour every night, weights etc. That and I have 2 big dogs I walk every morning for 1/2 hour. Not seeing much of a change in weight though my pants do feel loser so I guess we just keep plugging along. Glad to see everyone here for support. Go Team!
First 5K will be August 13th, The Catnip 5K benefiting the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood Oregon
Second 5K will be Sept. 19th, The Race for the Cure, Benefiting Breast Cancer Research
Still looking for an October and November race.
I just started the C25K on Sunday, so this morning was my C25K W1D2 work out! I have NEVER in my life been able to run so my husband said that he'd do it with me. He's very in shape, but he knew I needed some support if I was going to stick with this plan. I grew up dancing (ballet, jazz, tap) and was in really good shape until the past couple of years, but even at my best, I could not run a full lap around a track. My doctor said it might be exercised induced asthma but did not give me an inhaler for it, so I'm seeing if building up slowly (and at a slow jog) will help me. If it doesn't, I'll be going to the Dr. for an inhaler! I'm doing this because not only do I want to get back in shape, but I really envy those who run and enjoy it. I hear all the time about what a good way it is to clear your mind, or how people do it to relieve stress, and I wish that was me!
In addition to doing C25K, I've started doing Zumba once or twice a week! I've also joined Weight Watchers online, so hopefully I will see a change in my weight/size soon. I got married last July, and since the wedding I have gained 20+ pounds and went up 2-3 sizes. I'm ready to shed that "happy marriage fat" and get back in shape!! Let's hope C25K helps me accomplish that!
It looks like we have had even more people join us this morning! Yay! I am so excited to have so many people on this journey.
Deisecelt- welcome! I see your already looking forward to the challenge of week three good for you!!!!
drainey73- welcome to our group! I am glad you decided to join and I am sorry that you have had a rough patch. However, it sounds like since you doctor has given you the green light your ready to start your journey. We will be here for you to support you every step of the way. Make sure you talk to your doctor about what you will need to eat to fuel your body for when you get built up later on when your running more. I did find this link and maybe it will be useful www.mapmyrun.com but again do make sure you check with your doctor I would imagine being a diabetic you are going to need to watch your levels very closely.
Lynae64- Glad the workout went well sorry the calves still were giving you a little trouble maybe a good rest day will help.
VABigDad- Glad you had a great evening and your feeling good.
TappingMama- Thanks for telling us about you...it's fun to get to know each other. Take a day off and maybe do something other then run. They say you can cross train. So if you like yoga or maybe weights you could always do that.
RobRunsIndy- LOL I thought the same thing with all the abbreviations but now I am understanding what they all are. I am glad the watch is working out great for you. I tend to be too much of an OCD personality and I would probably check 500 times and wonder why in the world I still had 20 seconds left So the music and them telling me to stop and start seemed to work pretty good for me. Good Job on your day 2!!!!!
AngelSmitty- welcome to our group! I think you are in the same boat with most of us here most of us have been active in the past and are on a journey to get back in shape. It's great that your hubby is being supportive. My hubby is supportive as well. Although I must say he is a super athlete the kind that can get on his bike and ride 60 miles in one day and have not ridden his bike in 6 months. Or run a 5k and not ran in a year....so even though I love that he supports me we are for sure not on the same playing field It sounds like you are on the right track for a healthy you. Keep us all posted.
Ok....so I looked and our group has grown in 2 days since I originally posted. I am so motivated and excited below is a list of our group to date.
2 Run Again
I am feeling great today...I can move and so far so good, no complaints. I plan on doing some weights tonight and maybe a yoga video. Hope everyone has a great day and I will talk to everyone tomorrow.
I want to leave you all with a thought and tell each one of you thanks for sharing this journey with me.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Hi all! I would love to join your C25K group!
I ran my first 5K in Febuary but since then I haven't been running on a consistent basis. So I figure if I get started on the C25K program again I can build back up to running a full 3.1 miles without stopping. My only problem is motivation! I don't seem to have any! Hopefully this group can help me with that.
When I started back in November I joined a running group in my local city with an amazing running coach! I have since then moved away from there so I no longer have anyone to run with. (Which dosen't help the motivation factor.)
I have finished week 1 and am going to start week 2 today! I see a lot of people talking about running for so many seconds at a time, the plan that I followed the first time wasn't about time it was about distance. I think I'm going to stick with it since it worked for me the first time around. If anyone else is interested you can look at the C25K plan I'm following at www.rununiversity.com. There is also a BLOG that Coach Danny puts out on there too. He is a great motivational speaker! I subscribe to his BLOG and everytime I read an entry I want to get out there and run.
As for taking days off...you need them! We were told to run at least 4 days a week but no more then 6. I try to run at least 5 days a week and usually will take Wednesday's and Sunday's off.
One last thing...I have a Blackberry and have been using an app from www.endomondo.com. I love it because I always have trouble keeping up with how far I've ran and this app uses the GPS and keeps up with distance, speed and time. And when you stop your workout it automatically uploads to the website.
That's my 2 cents for now. I'm very excited to hear about everyones accomplishments!! I will let you all know how my run goes later on today!
"You will always run farther if you run slower."
Lynae64 - I personnally am just doing something small on my non C25k days. I am just doing little things like pushups, situps, crunches, etc. Just something to keep me moving on those days. I am taking Fridays/Saturdays as my total off days, so I dont get burnt out with anything.
This is so awesome to see this group growing!!! It is very inspiring and motivating. I have my wife so we can motivate each other, but this is even more of a push for us. So... here is a question - what do you do when you start to lose motivation? What keeps you going? For me, it is my kids. We want to set a good example for them and when I get tired and want to quit, I think of my kids asking me why I cant play with them and am so tired all of the time - that motivates me to MOVE!
Happy Running! - Jason
I found out about the C25K today while searching for work out rountines and tips on youtube, and wow I'm so glad that I did. I'm 23 and from Australia. I've been extremely lazy for a number of years now and started doing weight and general body exercise about two weeks ago and am slowly quitting all my bad habits. Just like Juju I've quit soda and have cut back drinking to just the rare social occasion (NYE resolution that I completed ). I went for a run this morning before I found out about C25K and am pretty sore at the moment, so I'm going to wait till Thursday till I do my first run . Can't wait to start (AND FINISH!) this challenge with you guys.
I finished W1D1. I can't believe I finished it! It was hard but I kept telling myself that I can finish it and I did. I have actually attempted this program several other times and have never been able to finish day 1 so never continued it. I am so glad that I was able to finish it today!
I think it is great that there are so many of us here now that can motivate each other to actually do this. I love that there are some that are ahead of me by a week or so. I get to hear that others are doing it and that it can be done!
My husband unfortunatly is not really in shape, we actually started walking together again. About 2 years ago we joined Weightwatchers and were walking regularly. I lost about 30 pounds and he lost 110 pounds. I was so proud of him. We stopped walking and stopped weightwatchers, I gained it all back plus some, he gained back about 80. We both need to do something again. He is in no way ready for this at this point but I hope if I can do this it will inspire him once he looses weight agian. My plan is to continue walking with him on my off days to keep him motivated.
Good luck this week everyone.
C25k Started 6/15/2010
Scjohnson: It looks like we are on the same schedule! I also completed W2D1 yesterday! I totally agree, the 4th time I was feeling like 90 seconds was awefully long! I pushed through it and I managed to jog the whole time, but it sure got tough the last 2-3 sprints! If you are using a tredmill (or anyone else), how fast are you running during the 90 seconds? I am currently going 5 mph run and 3.5 mph walk. Good luck tomorrow!!
How fast is everyone else jogging and walking? I am excited that there are so many people that have joined our group!! How fun!
Hi Lynae64: Great job on being so faithful with the C25K program! Congrats on the looser pants! I know what a great feeling that is! I am also working out on the days that I do not run (except I take 1 day off a week, Sunday). I have a program called "TurboJam" that I purchased a couple of months ago and I was doing it hit and miss because I was in college and I didn't have much time and I wasn't following a strict diet, so I didn't see very good results. However, I am doing the "Cardioparty" and "Punch, Kick, and Jam/ TurboAbs" on the days that I am not running. On the days that I am running, I am trying to do TurboSculpt at least 2 of the days (which is very tough). This is only my second week of trying this schedule, but so far I feel like my clothes are looser and I "feel" thinner! I lost 4 pounds last week, so lets see how it goes this week! I am aiming for 2 pounds a week.
Good luck to you! Keep running!
My walking is speed level 3, and my running is speed level 5. Today, I raised the incline by about 2 % just to help simulate running outdoors. I am getting through about 1.63 miles.
JuJu31: I just want to give you a big THANKS for being so encouraging with your group! It is great to have all these people to draw support from and you are doing a great job in keeping everyone involved! Thank you!
Also, I completely know where you are coming from!! Those silly in-shape husbands! My husband is very supportive also and always encouraging me to keep going, however, the first day he jumped on our new tredmill he ran a 10 minute mile. BLUGH. I am proud of him.. But also jealous. haha We will get there. Wont that be so awesome when we can actually run for 10 minutes straight and do a whole mile??? I'm still intimidated by next weeks 3 minutes... Baby steps!
Thank you for the quote, that is so true! You have to have a goal and have a plan to get there. I gained weight after I got married, but then I started to have miscarriages and the stress of that sent me running for comfort food, which added on a total of 40 pounds since I got married 5 years ago. My goal is to lose those silly 40 pounds, 2 pounds at a time!
jpbgrad98: Oh good! That sounds like what I am doing also, almost the same distance too! It is nice to hear that I am doing it right! I believe in you and your wife that you can do this and attain this goal. Having motivation to do this for your kids is a great way to keep you on track! I know that they will appreciate it, however, I know that you are going to feel so great!
I love your quote on your profile. So very true. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Can I join your party late??? I'm crushed at work until tomorrow but plan to either start tonight or tomorrow. I have tried starting this before but apparently wasn't motivated enough to stick with it. I am going to do it this time!! I am counting on everyone to keep me motivated, and hopefully me for you as well. I am a work from home mom in her 40s who seems to be in a middle aged slump. My exercise is nonexistant, my metabolism is....well....nonexistant....but my butt seems to be making up for all of it - It keeps growing bigger. Time for a change! I have a date with a 5K in October, so now I need to get serious. I'll post again after my first run.
Hey everyone. I started c25k today, and to be honest, after reading all the posts on here, I'm feeling a little discouraged. Background-- I'm 22, never ran before, pretty clueless about working out. I'd be happy losing about 7 pounds & toning up, and being able to run and enjoy it. So, I started off doing pretty well, and I was listening to the Podrunner Dj music, and about 20 minutes into it, I had to stop because I thought I was going to throw up, never did, just nauseous. I was out of breath, kept drinking water, and was walking around and trying to yawn to catch a breath lol. Nausea went away. I finished it out. By the time I got home, I felt 'hangover' sick. Since I figured I was dehydrated, I continued to drink water, and now I feel like I'm overhydrated. sigh. I know I'm going to have to push myself to do it again on Thursday, but I hope to try it on a treadmill in the air conditioning and hopefully that will help--starting out for the first time in mid 90 degree weather might not have been the smartest for me.
Congrats to everyone else, and keep up the good work