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Do you exercise every day? Is it easy to stick to?

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risingsunshine Sun 05-Jan-14 06:28:33

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risingsunshine Sun 05-Jan-14 15:05:53

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themaltesefalcon Sun 05-Jan-14 15:12:09

I do hard exercise about four times a week at the moment- Saturday and Sunday evenings, plus two mid-afternoon sessions during the week when I'm working split shifts.

The other days I do yoga in the kitchen before work at 6:30am. I don't do it as strenuously as I ought and have fallen back to sleep on the floor once or twice. blush

Rising you've had good advice already ....

I'd add to that with - what shoes have you got... If not runners, go get some from a proper running shop...

Stick with running alternate days, stretches every day, yoga or strength work maybe twice a week, and also look at nutrition as the other thing to work on.... If you drink, cut down, eat healthily rather than diet, drink plenty

And the final one... Make sure you get enough good sleep ....

The 5k is doable but you'll need to accelerate the programme to 4 runs a week or every other day....

ArgyMargy Sun 05-Jan-14 15:40:29

Yes hamster is right it is very very important to get proper running trainers. I made that mistake and paid the price - nearly put me off running completely. Go to a proper shop and spend as much as you can afford.

coffeeslave Sun 05-Jan-14 15:41:42

A BMI of 26.3 isn't huge! My BMI is over 29 and I compete nationally in powerlifting :-) (And no, that weight is not all muscle!!)

Chopstheduck Sun 05-Jan-14 15:51:14

Just checked back and wanted to add that I did the 5k in 5 or 6 weeks, starting 4 stones heavier than I am now. So please don't be discouraged. It is def doable in 7 weeks. I could barely run the 60 seconds to start with, but I found it so addictive and just started running for longer in the last run and built it up. I'm still technically overweight now but I can run 10 miles and have a resting heart rate of 55bpm.

Chopstheduck Sun 05-Jan-14 15:52:20

Oh and as well as trainers, a pair of running socks is an idea too, I got some horrendous blisters from wearing thick cotton socks which made me sweat.

risingsunshine Sun 05-Jan-14 22:13:32

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phdlife Sun 05-Jan-14 22:28:05

I hate exercise. Like OP I'm starting from scratch, 15kg overweight. Bought a rower. Doing some calisthenics and rowing, 2x a day but started with 3 reps/mins, then 4, etc. Slowly, slowly. 9 days, then missed a week over Christmas. Started again, then this sodding heatwave hit - temp is well over 30C and humidity over 80% - just sitting around doing lego with ds last night sweat dripping under my breasts, running down temples, buttcrack. Am disappointed in myself but this kind of weather totally saps my energy - cannot motivate myself knowing I'll still be hot even after a dip in the pool. Hoping for a storm this arv to cool things down.

risingsunshine Sun 05-Jan-14 23:11:47

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Sleepwhenidie Mon 06-Jan-14 08:33:05

Don't panic rising, it's good to have a goal, you can get there in 7 weeks - take it steady and remember it doesn't matter how fast you go, you'll still be lapping everyone still sat on their sofas talking about running rather than doing it grin! Good luck.

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