100 lb. Club - C25k!




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ALEKS
05-17-2010, 01:11 AM
I started this program today...it wasn't easy even though it's only 60 seconds of running alternating with 90 seconds of walking!

But I completed day 1...I didn't die...although the first round of running I thought I was going to! ;) And maybe the last 2...but I pushed through and I did it...and I did it at over 260 pounds! And...I'm going to keep doing it until I can run a 5K...

I feel like I can accomplish ANYTHING! I've got so much life back since starting to exercise, I haven't been depressed...my outlook has completely changed!:carrot:


PinkHoodie
05-17-2010, 01:47 AM
Starting tomorrow! Wohoo! :) Awesome job!!!

xMeaganx
05-17-2010, 02:09 AM
That's great! I trained with the C25K a few months ago, and now I run an hour daily! Just keep it up, I found that sometimes it was hard, I wanted to die at points, but it gets better and you will find that you can run more and more until it becomes like second nature. Good luck!


Beverlyjoy
05-17-2010, 07:40 AM
WONDERFUL!

I love your enthusiasm! Happy for you, indeed.

Eliana
05-17-2010, 09:19 AM
Fantastic!! I'm starting week 6 myself. :D You CAN do it.

This may come up for you...feel free to play with your speed, I think. I think I was taking it too fast. I had to run 20 minutes straight on Saturday and thought I was going to die!! LOL! I had to back off the speed just over half way through. Later I ran again at a much lower speed and did just fine for an extended period of time, so much so that I think I could potentially run the entire 5K next time, and I'm going to try. If my theory is true, I'm going to go for distance/time first and speed later. I can increase speed through sprints.

All that to say...congratulations!! And mess around with speed. ;)

ScarlettDrawl
05-17-2010, 11:10 AM
I love this program too, running makes me feel empowered for some reason. Good for you!

SwimGirl
05-17-2010, 02:11 PM
Congrats :) Keep it up, that's awesome!

I am going to start this next week! Must be something in the air ;)

-Aimee

Ookpik
05-17-2010, 11:34 PM
Way to go! I love running, it feels like such an accomplishment for me, who could barely walk not too long ago!

I started week 8 (28 minutes nonstop) today. There may be some days you wonder how you're going to manage, but you will! :)

ALEKS
05-19-2010, 02:19 PM
congratulations and good luck everyone!!! :)

I have heard to slow it down...speed comes later! I'm doing an 8k in july (whilch I'm ok with having to alternate running/walking) and in August plan on doing a 5k...and really push myself to run it! :)

ubergirl
05-19-2010, 02:33 PM
I did C25K back in January and now I run 4 x a week. It feels great and it there is NOTHING like running for getting in shape.

Eliana
05-19-2010, 02:35 PM
Uber, dumbest question ever! How do you run FOUR days a week? LOL! I am so OCD about scheduling stuff. How do you run four days with days in between?

PinkHoodie
05-19-2010, 02:47 PM
There is no way at least right now I could run 4 days a week! My legs need that break in between. I do workout on my in between days, but it doesn't use my legs much...more weight lifting. Did W1D2 today, and it was a bit easier then day 1. Hope that trend continues! :)

ALEKS
05-19-2010, 02:51 PM
pinkhoodie: How many days off did you take in between day 1 and day 2? I also go to the gym5x a week

Michelle98272
05-19-2010, 03:25 PM
but I'm starting tonight!! My boyfriend and I have been walking for 30 minutes most evenings. I just checked out the c25K website and think it sounds like a perfectly reasonable and sane way to get my fat a** moving.

Believe it or not, this 251 lb 42 year old, out of shape, fatty used to be in the Army and could run 8 miles, do 50 "real" push ups and hundreds of sit ups! I have really let myself get so unhealthy and out of shape that it is sad!!

I need to do something motivate myself! I used to think I'd start exercising after I lost 40 lbs but lately while I'm walking, I've actually felt the urge to run! I'm going to start tonight. I'm going to start tonight. I'm going to start tonight. :)

PinkHoodie
05-19-2010, 03:39 PM
I just took one day off between. I'm running really slow lol. But yesterday I did about a 20 minute workout 10 minutes kickboxing (mostly punching) and 10 minutes weights. I'm thinking about doing 1 mile walk away the pounds on my day off. But I want to take the day off easy to give my legs a break. So I'm sure I will tweak it as time goes on. Right now we are going about 2 miles in 32 minutes was our time today. My program is only 30 minutes though. Is that how yours all is? I'm using an app on my android phone...

JustBeckyV
05-20-2010, 01:07 PM
WTG - it's amazing what you can accomplish if you put your mind to it! When you see the biggest losers run a marathon at their weights it should give everyone inspiration!

ubergirl
05-20-2010, 05:34 PM
Uber, dumbest question ever! How do you run FOUR days a week? LOL! I am so OCD about scheduling stuff. How do you run four days with days in between?

You are too funny!

But how do I run 4 days a week? I don't alternate days. Alternating is a nice idea, but I usually can't get in a run on my work days, so I usually run on the days I don't work-- that's 4 days. For example, I ran Mon-Tues-Weds this week. I have my personal trainer tonight, so I'll skip, tomorrow, work, so I'll skip, Saturday, I'll run, Sunday, work, so I'll skip.

Eliana
05-20-2010, 08:14 PM
You are too funny!

But how do I run 4 days a week? I don't alternate days. Alternating is a nice idea, but I usually can't get in a run on my work days, so I usually run on the days I don't work-- that's 4 days. For example, I ran Mon-Tues-Weds this week. I have my personal trainer tonight, so I'll skip, tomorrow, work, so I'll skip, Saturday, I'll run, Sunday, work, so I'll skip.

I could NOT do that. :dizzy: LOL! My friend is ok with that...my husband schedules like that...I can NOT. It would so mess with my brain! :dizzy:

Michelle98272
05-21-2010, 11:17 AM
In the spirit of accountibility, I didn't start the C25K two days ago like I posted I would. It was raining and I wimped out, then last night I worked late and was lazy. LOL This is the closest I've gotten to exercising in years, do I get credit for good intentions??

Definitely thinking of starting soon! I am so impressed with you gals who have done it!

toastedsmoke
05-21-2010, 11:10 PM
I've started and re-started C25K several times and gotten up to W7D1. It's a great program but then I think it gets hard and then I get bored and discouraged and then running begins to feel monotonous. I'm going to at some point re-start the program because it IS great.

At my most diligent, I went to the gym 6 times a week and did C25K every other day. I would still go to the gym but I'd do other things. In fact, maybe I'll re-start C25K this weekend... I'm remembering what a great workout it is.

SwimGirl
05-22-2010, 09:38 PM
I started today! I even started earlier than I planned... I am sore, but I also worked 9 hours today. I got new runners but it was raining out tonight so I didn't want to wear them out in the rain.. can't wait to wear them though! My feet are sore!

How's everyone else doing with this? I wonder if I'll be able to move on from week 1... it was hard today...

-Aimee