GET FIT and/or LOSE WEIGHT in 2013: Support and motivation thread

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Croccy1979 Fri 28-Dec-12 15:19:43

I have decided to get fit in 2013 after being somewhat lazy in the second half of 2012 so thought I would start a support thread so we can motivate and support each other (and congratulate each other on our successes of course!).

Feel free to join, whatever your fitness goal is, whether it's running a marathon or 5K. Just post your fitness goal below and then keep us updated of your progress....

I will start: I am generally quite fit but got really lazy in the second half of 2012. My (first) fitness goal for 2013 is to run 10k by the end of February........my second goal is to tone up my bottom, as it used to be quite nice (if I do say so myself) but now it is looking rather out of shape......

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 29-Dec-12 14:46:00

Im in!!

C25k ... Almost completed
Shred... To re motivate
Gym... Joining it tomorrow

Also, gym has a pool so will swim too

I'm in, I am doing my practice Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition which starts on the first of April for five days of walking. My first goal of the year is to walk more so that I can do it!

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 29-Dec-12 17:05:54

First goal is to complete c25k.... Was on week 7 just before Xmas. Not been running for a week so might restart at week 6. It ends on week 8

January I hope to do shred daily.... Only managed to day 16 last time.

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 29-Dec-12 17:06:53

pixie good luck with that, that's some achievement there! Something to be proud of

Thank you smile Good luck with completing C25K! Are you planning to move onto the 5k to half-marathon one afterwards? C25K sounds addictive, I want to find a walking version of it!

Croccy1979 Sat 29-Dec-12 18:48:57

Pixie I did my Gold D of E a few years ago on horseback. Was great! Good luck with that!

Tiffany good luck with the running. I always find it hard to get started but then becomes addictive!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Dec-12 18:52:26

I'm in, could do with losing two stone and getting fitter.

Going to cut out the chocolate, do more cycling.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Dec-12 18:53:27

Good luck with the 10k Croccy. I did one 3 years ago and never ran again!

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 29-Dec-12 18:54:29

There are power walk apps... I use one! And yes, it's addictive so may move on to something else too

Last time I completed c25k I just stopped... I need constant goals to keep me going I think

peachypips Sat 29-Dec-12 19:00:40

I want to join and I mean it this time!!! I am going to run 3k twice a week and 5k once a week, and do WW until I lose 1.5 stone.
I am 5.3 and weigh 11 stone- want to get back to 9.5 stone and be fitter!
Are we going to report every week??

Croccy1979 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:23:44

Yep report every week I think!

peachypips Sat 29-Dec-12 21:37:56

Good. That'll keep me honest!

Karbea Sat 29-Dec-12 21:55:11

Can I join ?

I'd like to get fitter. I'd like a goal but not really sure what a good one would be...

Croccy: Thanks smile I thought about horseback but have a weak bladder so thought it'd be a bad idea! Haha! (We need a dopey face or something on here!)

Squats are supposed to be good for bottom toning I think? I hate squats, I would like to do them though.

Karbea: What improvement would you most like to see? And what type of exercise do you enjoy? Or do you have an event coming up? If you can run then C25K is a good one, DP has done it in the past and is doing it again in the new year to get back into running (apparently!). If you have nice places to walk nearby then walking is good too. I'm really lucky and have the South Downs 5 mins from my front door and a neighbour who has an eccentric terrier I can borrow for walking! grin

Croccy1979 Sun 30-Dec-12 10:24:07

Karbea how fit are you now? Do you want to lose weight or just get fitter? Perhaps a goal like Couch to 5k might be a good one to start with if you can run? I understand there's an iPhone app.

Croccy1979 Sun 30-Dec-12 10:26:35

Pixie the horse riding D of E was great fun, but you do need to be able to ride to a certain standard. Walking will be fun too I'm sure!

Well I've got a walking plan sorted for the new year now grin I've written it on a general healthiness improvement thread but will copy and paste the week I am working up to doing:
Monday 18th March: Walk 130 minutes.
Wednesday 20th March: Walk 9 miles.
Saturday 23rd March: Walk 16 miles.
Sunday 24th March: Walk 9 miles.
Monday 25th March: Walk 140 minutes.

Then I get a week's break before my expedition starts on the 1st April!
I start tomorrow with a 25 minute walk, and walking every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday walk is a more casual walk, the Saturday a fitness walk and the Monday and Wednesday with 20kg weights on my back. Though not tomorrow, as I don't have my backpack with me :/

Croccy: Yeah I thought that'd be the case. I'm a paddler and was looking at doing canoeing or kayaking for it, but due to health issues I was choosing between painful knees or painful chest with breathing difficulties, and I thought that the knees would be simpler to train up for it and I would see if I could hack the pain! If I can't then I'll do without the expedition and get a partial Gold award and know that I tried smile

chutneypig Sun 30-Dec-12 14:14:32

I started C25K today and really enjoyed it. I'm planning on doing some strength training on the days I'm not running, and stomach toning every day.

I'd like to lose a stone or so but mostly I'm targeting stomach fat. My twins are 5 now, can't blame the baby weight forever grin.

peachypips Sun 30-Dec-12 14:20:12

About to do my first run. Is it the NHS c25k everyone's doing?

Croccy1979 Sun 30-Dec-12 16:20:49

I went horse riding today. Not really as hard as running or anything but better than sitting in my bum grin

Croccy1979 Sun 30-Dec-12 16:21:23

*on my bum!

ILoveTIFFANY Sun 30-Dec-12 16:31:11

peachy I started with that one... Loved Laura and her motivational tips. Now I use a different one which let's you play your own music too.

chutneypig Sun 30-Dec-12 19:38:31

I went for a C25K app that played music, didn't pay much attention to the details! I needed the music to help me along.

I also got a fitbit for Christmas so that's helping me along. I need all the encouragement I can get!

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