Exercise! - want to start running again

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11-04-2011, 10:58 PM
Hey everybody,
So I use to run...however was never a "runner" if you want to say.... I ran because it helped me lose weight rather quickly... at my best i was running 4-6 miles at least 3 times a week.....However, I have since had a baby.... a little girl 10 weeks old and gained abaout 40 pounds... uggg.... anyways, im at my heaviest i've been in a long time and really want to start running again but keep telling myself im "too fat" to be running right now and should lose weight first.... i am back on Weight Watchers for 2 weeks now..... im finishing up week 2 now and lost 3.2 pounds the first week.... any suggestions of what i should do or how i should start??

11-04-2011, 11:15 PM
Google couch25k. It's an amazing program that has helped tons of people start running in a smart, sensible way.

Good times. :)

11-04-2011, 11:21 PM
Google couch25k. It's an amazing program that has helped tons of people start running in a smart, sensible way.

Good times. :)

i came here to say this!

seriously, the program is great!

11-04-2011, 11:22 PM
I also came in to say Couch to 5k :)

11-04-2011, 11:24 PM
People on here run at all sorts of different weights. I attempted C25K like maybe 5 times but the time it stuck and I completed it, I started out in the 240s (I was in the 220s by the time I was done).

C25K (Couch 2 5k) is a beginner running programme (8 weeks if i remember correctly). If you're considering re-starting running, I highly recommend you take a look at it/ try it out to see if it's something you're ready for or you want to do. Even if you're not ready to do it now, it's something to work towards. When I finished it, I wasn't running 5km but I was running 30 minutes straight. And even though it's been over a year since I finished, I've kept it up and still "run" pretty regularly. I'm wayyyyy faster than I was but I also wouldn't call myself a "runner." You can find more info about C25K here: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml and also check the exercise board. I think they have a support group there. Actually most of the boards on here have a C25K support group just do a search if you can't find them.

11-04-2011, 11:43 PM
thank you sooo much everyone!!! im on my way to look at this !!!!!

11-04-2011, 11:53 PM
4-6 miles 3 or more times a week is a runner. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise.

11-05-2011, 05:09 PM
try going to a track and walk one time around then run one time around if you can. start out slowly. i had to relearn how to run.

11-05-2011, 05:48 PM
I also started at the beginning of 2011 with C25k and am now 6 weeks away from running my first half marathon! You should definitely consider yourself a runner - fast or slow, one mile runs or ten milers -if you run, you're a runner!!

11-05-2011, 10:46 PM
4-6 miles 3xs a week and you aren't a runner? Give yourself some credit. I think you should ramp up that self esteem a bit and get out there! Too fat to run? No such thing IMO unless a doctor says so. C25k is a great suggestion, and there are tons of run/walks programs out there. Google it and you'll get tons of info. Congrats on your baby and congrats on wanting to get back to it so quickly, it took me a year after my son was born to get it together:)

11-11-2011, 11:41 AM
:) 4-6 miles 3 times a week is awesome! just start running and you'll find you can do it! specially that u were sed to ruunning that much!

I agree with ncnceo! give urself sm credit :))) re doing great!

11-12-2011, 07:55 PM
So i got the Couch25K app for my phone and i have completed the first week!!! I start week 2 tomorrow.... im not going to lie, its hard to get back at it... i feel like im sucking wind when i run lol but im doing it!!! thanks for the suggestion of this program, i really like it, and its pretty dummy proof with that app!!!!!!!:cheer also thanks for the words of encouragement!!! Im determined to get this weight off since having our little girl!!! Shes just awesome and i love being a mom, but wow pregnancy can really mess with a body!!!!

11-19-2011, 11:40 PM
the way im getting back in to runing is one day ill run a min than walk to the next day run 2 walk one than run 3 walk one tell im running non stop

11-20-2011, 02:04 AM
i completed the first 2 weeks of the couch to 5 k... starting week 3 tomorrow... hope i can get through it!!!