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    Couch 2 5K challenge - buddies welcomed!

    Hey everyone,

    So I'm thinking of starting Couch 2 5K tomorrow - need to get more active, and love the idea of a staged work up to 5k. I'm so unfit just now that I need to do something.

    Anyone fancy joining me and starting this together?

    Also, does anyone know of a decent android couch 2 5k app? I think having an app talking me through the progress as I go would really help
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    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Goal Weight: 10st7lb
    Goal Date: July 2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.9
    Current BMI: 35
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st9.8lb
    Weight to Lose: 5st0lb
    % Lost 9.88%
    I have just started using this one works fine for me you can add your own music to run to.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ctive.aps.c25k

    Good luck I really enjoy running now still on week 3 due to a few set backs but cant belivev I can now run 3 minutes when I could not even run 30 seconds at the start.
    Start weight 17.2.8 Now 15.7




    C25K wk1wk2 wk3 wk4 wk5 wk6 wk7 wk8 wk9
    Focus T25 Alpha: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
    30 day shred Level 1 day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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    I use run double on my android phone.

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    Im on week 2 at the moment. Really liking it.

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    The nhs have podcasts for couch 2 5k :-)
    my mini goals
    Get away from 14st7lb and stay away!

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    Diet: Paul McKenna's Hypnotic Gastric Band
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    Start Weight: 13st9lb
    Current Weight: 13st3.6lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: Slowly and Steady


    BMI Information:
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    Current BMI: 35.1
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    Weight to Lose: 4st3.6lb
    % Lost 2.83%
    Thanks everyone for the hints - I've seen some things about the NHS podcasts - might try it. I've downloaded the RunDouble trial app aswell

    Wanted to get out to start the programme this week but there's been a lot of snow! Just typical
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Diet: Slimming World
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    Current BMI: 31.8
    Goal BMI: 24.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st6.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st9lb
    % Lost 11.17%
    I will start with you as my wedding is 15 weeks away and need all the help I can get. Gonna start 2moro. Day 1 week 1 on the treadmill.

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    Diet: Paul McKenna's Hypnotic Gastric Band
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    Start Weight: 13st9lb
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    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: Slowly and Steady


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    Current BMI: 35.1
    Goal BMI: 23.8


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    Weight to Lose: 4st3.6lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by brien77 View Post
    I will start with you as my wedding is 15 weeks away and need all the help I can get. Gonna start 2moro. Day 1 week 1 on the treadmill.
    Aw brilliant it'll be great to have someone to do it with... 15 weeks away? Wow - busy time for you then? You all set for the wedding? x
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.8
    Current BMI: 31.8
    Goal BMI: 24.6


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 1st6.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st9lb
    % Lost 11.17%
    Getting there have lots done but loving every minute of it. Dress coming in mid march so want to tone as much as possible by then. Did c25k before and it works but that was a yr ago. Gonna start afresh now. I use the run double app.

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    Diet: Paul McKenna's Hypnotic Gastric Band
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    Quote Originally Posted by brien77 View Post
    Getting there have lots done but loving every minute of it. Dress coming in mid march so want to tone as much as possible by then. Did c25k before and it works but that was a yr ago. Gonna start afresh now. I use the run double app.
    Always good to know it works, too I really want to be a runner - I see people out running and it looks great! Also got some kettlebells today so I hope to get fitter and toned reasonably quickly.

    Sounds like you've got a great goal to work towards Weddings are such a great reason to get fitter - my mum's getting remarried next year and I'm determined not to be the fat bridesmaid!
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Goal Date: Dec 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 33.4
    Current BMI: 33.4
    Goal BMI: 23.7


    Statistics:
    Weight to Lose: 4st4lb
    % Lost 0%
    I will start it too, I made a promise I'd run the race for life 5k with girls in work in June..... Eeeek!
    my mini goals
    Get away from 14st7lb and stay away!

    14st

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    13st
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    12s
    11st7lb
    11st
    10st7lb GOAL!

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    Yeah the more the merrier I'm gonna try the 30 day shred dvd too. I would love to be able to run 5km

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    Diet: Paul McKenna's Hypnotic Gastric Band
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    Current Weight: 13st3.6lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb
    Goal Date: Slowly and Steady


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    Current BMI: 35.1
    Goal BMI: 23.8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlyd85 View Post
    I will start it too, I made a promise I'd run the race for life 5k with girls in work in June..... Eeeek!
    Aw great - the more the merrier. Are we starting tomorrow then? (I hope the snow stays off!) x
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    My Mini Goals
    - Get into the 12s
    - Lose 1 stone
    - Complete the 30 day squat challenge
    - Get into the 11s
    - Get into the 10s
    - Get into the 9s
    - Fit into my old "boyfriend" jeans (comfortably!)
    - Complete C25K programme

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    Current Weight: 11st9lb
    Goal Weight: 9st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 35.8
    Current BMI: 31.8
    Goal BMI: 24.6


    Statistics:
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    Weight to Lose: 2st9lb
    % Lost 11.17%
    Yup I'm def on for 2moro

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    Yep will defo be in the gym tomorrow :-) shall update after I've been :-)
    my mini goals
    Get away from 14st7lb and stay away!

    14st

    13st7lb
    13st
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    12s
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    11st
    10st7lb GOAL!

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