Buzzing from body magic!!

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Rach1986, 8 April 2014.

  1. Rach1986

    Rach1986 Active Member

    Hi all!

    Has as anyone else tried the couch to 5km challenge from the nhs as body magic? I started yesterday and it felt amazing! This is coming from someone who until now HATED running with a passion and only ever really do hiking! Ache like crazy today ... Who know my stomach muscles would get such a work out! Really pumped to do it again! Just hope I can keep it up! really interested to see the effect on my weight loss as I have never really consciously done extra regular exercise (except maybe parking further away!)

    Feeling positive!!
  2. I love exercise makes you feel so much better I don't know how people can be couch potatoes!! We'll done on starting
  3. emmylou88

    emmylou88 Member

    I've never heard of that Rach is it something you do through your surgery or from online NHS? Well done for joining x
  4. Rach1986

    Rach1986 Active Member

    It's called couch to 5k and it's an nhs program you can get online. It runs off podcasts which you can down load if the internet or iTunes. The podcast is like you personal trainer, it tells you how long to run for to help build your stamina. It is well worth a go!
  5. Becky7777

    Becky7777 Well-Known Member

    I did it! My first run was just one mile, and in that mile I had to stop three times lol, three months later I was jogging four miles in 35 mins, if I can do it anyone can! The effect on weight loss was fantastic, and it really toned my body, I don't run now as much as I used to (3 times a week) I usually now go once a week but also do kettlercise, nothing better than getting up early on a Sunday morn and going for a run, it improves my mood, and keeps me motivated for the day ahead x
  6. liquoricet

    liquoricet Well-Known Member

    I love it too but if you're looking for something similar but fun try zombies run or zombies 5k.

    They're like the NHS c25k (and then 30/60 mins) but have a story between music where you're running for supplies after the zombie apocalypse. It's really silly but a great storyline!
  7. shazza1981

    shazza1981 Member

    i love exercise too. well done x
  8. Rach1986

    Rach1986 Active Member

    That sounds ace! Where can I find this!!!
  9. bobcat_x

    bobcat_x Active Member

    I did the first day of c25k today! It seems great. Hope I can stick to it too..
  10. liquoricet

    liquoricet Well-Known Member

    Well done bobcat. Can I recommend therunningbug as a really friendly website where you log your runs. Great advice too.

    It's in Google play by six to start.
  11. bobcat_x

    bobcat_x Active Member

    Thank you liquoricet! , just been having a quick look. I am a complete beginner so think I'll get some good advice there! Second run tomorrow x
  12. liquoricet

    liquoricet Well-Known Member

    If you join add me as a friend, i'm liquoricet again.
  13. bobcat_x

    bobcat_x Active Member

    Well, I can't quite believe it but I've made it to week 3, and today's runs were surprisingly ok! still need to get to grips with the running bug site..hope everyone else is still.on the c25k track :) x
  14. Opal_Lily

    Opal_Lily Well-Known Member

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