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ok, you guys, i went to the mall saturday and got some running shoes..whew hew!! i was supposed to start saturday, but i'm running 102 fever. and i haven't been able to get much down (food or liquids) because i'm sick and swollen.

i know right..excuses ..excuses. if i were just running fever, i would try, but i have body aches and a headach from hell. so. i'll be starting a little later. for right now about the only exercise i feel like doing is tossing and turning in the bed (freezing then sweating, freezing, then sweating).

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Just finished my run for the night. I have one more to do for week One since i was a loser the first week LOL then I'll start week 2 on Tuesday . To get me back on track.

I have a question for ya'll ? What pace/speed do you have your treadmill set at when your walking and what do you have it at when your running ?

I set mine at 2.7 or 3 for walking and 3.5 for running . Is that ok to start with or do i need to go higher ?

Daddy you are the experienced one whatcha think ? ?

MIndy

Ok...Right now it really does not matter. YOu need to go really SLOW...when you start...i learnt that the hard way. Its all about building up you muscles and joints at this point but you will lose weight to.

Right now i walk about 3.5mph and then i run anywhere from 4.4mph to 4.7mph but dont go crazy! Just as long as your jogging it doesnt matter what speed it is right now. YOu can worry about that much later.

Your doing great! Your speeds sound fine. Just keep at it and make sure you rest inbetween runs...thats super important! You could swim or lift weights on your rest days if you want...thats what i did. Keep going colton just keep moving.

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Health comes first!!!! don't worry. On the subject of running shoes....I would only go to a true running store. They do fits the best and it does make a difference on comfort and support.

Feel better.....

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I finished an extra day of Week 1 workout yesterday. I wanted to get back on track for Tues/Thurs/Sat runs. I'm ready for week 2!!!!!

Mindy - how far does the treadmill show that you are getting after the whole workout? I'm on a track so I don't know about the speed. I'm making 6 laps which I'm guessing is 1 1/2 miles. I'm really slow - also I'm only 5' 0" so I have a really short stride to go with it.

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As far as speed, when I did my very first workout last night, I did 3.0 for walking and 4.7 for running. I just know that if you walk a very fast 4mph, you can walk a mile in 15 minutes, so I figured anything over 4.0 is good.

It didnt kill me, and I was good and sweaty after the workout. I did some pilates exercises afterwords and that helped to relax me after the work out. I will do this again on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

I am excited!

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I finished an extra day of Week 1 workout yesterday. I wanted to get back on track for Tues/Thurs/Sat runs. I'm ready for week 2!!!!!

Mindy - how far does the treadmill show that you are getting after the whole workout? I'm on a track so I don't know about the speed. I'm making 6 laps which I'm guessing is 1 1/2 miles. I'm really slow - also I'm only 5' 0" so I have a really short stride to go with it.

My treadmill shows 4 laps I think when im done . But I was jogging at a very comfortable pace , able to talk as he says on the pod casts.

So I think i'll try to move it up a notch every other run or so ?

Im going to try to find a yoga class around here to do on my off days or lift weights , my 15 yr old has a weight bench in our garage i can use.

Thanks for ya'lls help

Mindy

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Ok...Right now it really does not matter. YOu need to go really SLOW...when you start...i learnt that the hard way. Its all about building up you muscles and joints at this point but you will lose weight to.

Right now i walk about 3.5mph and then i run anywhere from 4.4mph to 4.7mph but dont go crazy! Just as long as your jogging it doesnt matter what speed it is right now. YOu can worry about that much later.

Your doing great! Your speeds sound fine. Just keep at it and make sure you rest inbetween runs...thats super important! You could swim or lift weights on your rest days if you want...thats what i did. Keep going colton just keep moving.

Thanks for your help, Im jogging at a comfortable pace . It was a little harder , i had to push through it towards the end but I can feel it that's for sure. so i think im doing ok .

Thanks

Mindy

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Well see what happens when i get off my a$$ and do something ? I drop 2 lbs and get myself at over my half way mark !!!

60 lbs lost 55 to go !!!

Going to try to do some light weights today !

Mindy

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wow your doing great mindy. Must be great to be over the halfway hump

:)!

It is , when i started this 115 pounds seemed like SO MUCH ! It seemed impossible ! Like i would NEVER be able to do this. NOW Im thinking i might.

Mindy

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That is so awesome Mindy. I bet you would agree that exercise makes a world of difference!

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yes the excersice is a must for me espically having PCOS . I can have a tendency to lose slowly . So I need to move.

Mindy

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First of all id like to give a 'way to go' to Mindy!!

Secondly~ did the first workout today ( i started late) and idk if i will be killed for saying this but i thought it was easier than i had expected. When i herd 5k i thought WOW... but HEY! this might actually be doable = )

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