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by Mummyrita
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: New and desperately unfit hello and diary :)
Replies: 56
Views: 23374

Re: New and desperately unfit but hello :)

Hi and well done for giving this a go! At the front end of the program, it seems like such a huge unattainable goal, but you'll be there before you know it. I completed the program about 6 weeks ago - I have run in the past but never like this. I did w8r2 with my neighbour this morning - we started ...
by Mummyrita
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Advice for running in the cold?
Replies: 2
Views: 2779

Re: Advice for running in the cold?

When I run in the cold I layer. Try a thinnish jacket that you can take off and tie around your waist mid run. I also find 3/4 sleeves useful, as long as it is a breathable material, as the thing that really gets to me is the cold air on my arms. For this reason, I also like wearing gloves if I'm ru...
by Mummyrita
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Roll of honour 
Replies: 109
Views: 72519

Re: Roll of honour 

Name: Rita Area: Australia Finished: early October 2012 (can't remember the exact date!) I used to run, but never got past 20 mins. Then I had my 3rd baby - I lost all my fitness, stacked on the weight, and felt terrible. I started this program many months ago, but never got past week 4. Then I deci...
by Mummyrita
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Has anyone lost weight doing this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2658

Re: Has anyone lost weight doing this?

I have lost quite a bit of weight. I am up to week 7, and in the last 6 weeks or so I have lost about 6 kg. However, I also went sugar free about 6 weeks ago. I thought that this would be really hard but it's actually been quite easy. My appetite has decreased a lot, and I'm feeling much better. I a...
by Mummyrita
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5 run 3 - The dreaded 20 minutes
Replies: 16
Views: 7243

Re: Week 5 run 3 - The dreaded 20 minutes

Well done! It really is a great feeling, isn't it?

To everyone running with that 20 mins looming ahead - when you get there, you'll be ready. You'll surprise yourself and just do it.

All the best!
by Mummyrita
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Tension busting
Replies: 0
Views: 2907

Tension busting

I had a really bad day yesterday. Decided I should run so got baby into bed then got changed into running clothes while the girls were getting ready for bed, thinking that when my husband got home I could go straight out while he put kids to bed. He got home, baby woke up. So he went in to her while...
by Mummyrita
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Keep going...
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Keep going...

Thanks for the encouragement. I did w5r3 on Sunday - didn't think a few weeks ago that it would be as doable as it was. I used to force myself to run - now I look forward to it!
by Mummyrita
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Treadmill vs outside
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: Treadmill vs outside

Haven't run on a treadmill for a while, but it's certainly easier when conditions outside are nasty - and it is easier on your joints. It's also easier to control speed/slope etc. However, running outside is more interesting - so it depends on whether or not you need distraction from the pain to be ...
by Mummyrita
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Motivation for the program
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

Re: Motivation for the program

Great motivations, everyone! Getting fit is such a good motivator. When my second daughter was a baby, I used to go out every evening and run 20 mins, up steep hills, too. Now she's 3 and my 3rd daughter has just turned 1. I miss the fitness and the me time. I want to go out and run every night agai...
by Mummyrita
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Motivation for the program
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

Motivation for the program

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has set themselves any goals or rewards for getting through the C25K program? I am running with my neighbour. When we have finished the 9 weeks we are going to leave the kids with our husbands and go out for dinner and a movie. I also have a weight-loss incentiv...