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Couch to 5k!! MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13

Okay so Couch to 5K is an app where it trains you from going from a couch potato to a 5k runner....its 8 weeks i believe anyways i DID it....I not only hated running with a passion BUT i couldn't run it was hard to breathe i was totally out of shape (even though i am semi-skinny) I lost 5 pounds and inches everywhere! I still want to loose a few more pounds. I am 5'4" and weighed 139 and now weigh 134 hoping to get to 127 my pre-preg weight. Anyways my ramble is try it out I really suggest it! I now like to run...and never did i ever think i would say that.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
29th Jan '13

Congrats! Was it hard?

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
29th Jan '13

Agreed, it is awesome! I am on week 2 day 3 tonight

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
29th Jan '13

Were you the one who told me about it this morning? I found a program called the same thing on Pintrest and started at week two. I have 114 days to get ready.

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Were you the one who told me about it this morning? I found a program called the same thing on Pintrest and started at week two. I have 114 days to get ready."

No i wasn't the one but it's awesome!

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting MamaJulia:" No i wasn't the one but it's awesome!"


Oh ok, I have never heard about it until today when someone came into my thread about my first 5k and told me about it. This is the second time today I've heard about this :lol:

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" Congrats! Was it hard?"

It wasn't really hard and this is coming from a person who could not run 2 minutes straight. It starts out slow and each week increases time intervals between walking and jogging. I literally hadn't 'worked out' in at least 8 years. I was NEVER a runner. I just can't believe i can run now. Once it gets to like week 5 i started doubting myself and i even felt like quitting but i just kept telling myself i could do it and to my shock i did it. If i can do it anyone can LITERALLY!

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.Rachael +2:" Agreed, it is awesome! I am on week 2 day 3 tonight"

Seriously awesome i'm so excited to be running and more importantly i feel healthy. I really want to keep up running at least 3 times if not 4 times a week.

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13

Oh and there's 2 free versions of the app i just bought the actual couch to 5k app (it was only $2 and best $2 i ever spent at that!) but my friend has the free one and she says it's just as good.

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Oh ok, I have never heard about it until today when someone came into my thread about my first 5k and told me about it. This is the second time today I've heard about this :lol:"

It's a sing you should totally try it:)

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
29th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MamaJulia:</b>" Seriously awesome i'm so excited to be running and more importantly i feel healthy. I really want to keep up running at least 3 times if not 4 times a week. "</blockquote>




I'm doing mine on the elliptical because my knee is messed up but once the weather is better I will be moving outside. It definitely kicks my ass (I was 247 lbs when I started it) but it feels great to see what I am actually capable of

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
29th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MamaJulia:</b>" It wasn't really hard and this is coming from a person who could not run 2 minutes straight. It starts ... [snip!] ... felt like quitting but i just kept telling myself i could do it and to my shock i did it. If i can do it anyone can LITERALLY! "</blockquote>



Thank you for bringing this app to my attention. I think I will have to download it.

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.Rachael +2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MamaJulia:</b>" Seriously awesome i'm so excited to be running ... [snip!] ... outside. It definitely kicks my ass (I was 247 lbs when I started it) but it feels great to see what I am actually capable of"

Keep going and great job! You have to start somewhere right? My step dad started working out and felt really discouraged i told him he was doing more then the person laying on the couch:)

Lara +2 2 kids; Wasilla, Alaska 7722 posts
30th Jan '13

Awesome!!



I'm on week 4 I think :)



It's making me begin to love running!!!

MamaJulia 2 kids; Oregon 2428 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Lara +2:" Awesome!! I'm on week 4 I think :) It's making me begin to love running!!!"


I really didn't think i would like it and it took me until the last week to be proud and actually really like it. Now i get excited to run!