Starting Again!

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07/03/2012 at 06:53
Hi Guys and Girls...

I've been on the Forum for some time now but lapsed into a period of NON-RUNNING (*gasp). The period has lasted for quite a few years now. I've piled on the weight but I am using the target of 'Running Again' as an incentive to lose the weight. I loved running. No, I love running. I was only a BEGINNER back then, in the eye's of most but I developed a passion for it...

I really can't wait until I start plodding... When that happens I know I'll have made it and achieved something. Just slipping some running shoes on and getting back into a form of training will be great.

First and foremost I need to shift a lot of poundage... before exerting my knee's etc to the onslaught! lol

If anyone would like to follow my progress from S**T to FIT and give me any support I'd be extremely grateful...

I can be found at http://www.shit2fit.co.uk and here on Twitter Sh*t2Fit

Just so excited to have started my journey BACK!!!
07/03/2012 at 08:05

Always nice to see a new blog - and good luck with getting back into the plodding.

Couldn't figure out how to follow your site - is there a simple way to get e-mail update? I'm rubbish at remembering to check into sites...

If you're interested, my blog is at:

pursuedbyangrybees.wordpress.com

Edited: 07/03/2012 at 08:05
07/03/2012 at 09:31

I'll follow and support on here if that's ok?  Am trying to shift around 17lbs myself but am still out there running.  Suffered from a lack of mojo for a while but on average run around 15-20 miles a week.  Am just embarking on an 8 week schedule to try and crack my 10k pb of 58 minutes (I'm a plodder too!).

Good luck but why wait, can't you start with a walk 1 min run 1 min schedule or something similar?  That's how I started.

07/03/2012 at 10:48

I agree with Trigger

when i started i bought Bruce Tulloh's book 'running over forty'

it starts with some easy achievable walk only, and walk/run schedules that are managable by most people.

you may be able to find it in the library to save cash

good for you, good luck

great blog by the way! 

07/03/2012 at 12:22

I used the Beginning Runner's Handbook - starts at 30 seconds run, 4:30 walk and slowly builds. It's a 13 week programme and ends with a 10k.

Can highly recommend it.

07/03/2012 at 13:01
Wow!!! First let me just THANK all of you for your responses. I have to say that I've been on a few 'other' forums, mainly dealing with fitness and exercise, and never had a response. I had forgot what a friendly group of people 'runners' are! Thank you...

@pursuedbyangrybees - Thank for the reply. I've subscribed to your blog and will take a read tonight. I have added a 'FOLLOW' (subscribe) button to the bottom of the page. I am hosting the blog on my own space therefore one or two of the 'Wordpress' functions aren't available and have to be added via widgets/plugin's... hopefully it'll work!

@trigger2 - Thanks for the support, it's much needed. If you go to my blog you'll realise why I have to lose a little weight before starting to run. I'd like to shift about 4 stone before starting off on a 'Couch Potato to 5K' plan! It's how I started many years ago. It worked.

@Max's Mum - Hi, thanks for the post. I'll take a look. I'm sure it's similar to a plan I have used before. It's always good to look a new thing's and mix it up.

I am concentrating on just losing weight at the moment. The running WILL come in the next few months. I plan to do weight training as well. It's a kind of all round fitness plan culminating in me getting back RUNNING...

I'm on TWITTER at https://twitter.com/#!/Shit2Fit

Sorry about the term 'SHIT2FIT'... but it does sum me up!

RSVP ASAP

Your support is MUCH appreciated
07/03/2012 at 14:09

Not sure what dietary plan you're going to be using but I've used SW before and shifted 2 1/2 stone in about 7 months without any exercise at all.

Will check out the blog later - am posting from work and it won't allow me access!

07/03/2012 at 15:48
I am basically using a diet that is aimed at weight-training, but reduced protein intake. It's quite balanced. Each meal/snack consists of a portion of protein and carbs, throwing in vegetables as well.

Eating five or six times a day...

6am Breakfast
9am Snack (mid-meal as people like to call them!)
12am Lunch
3pm Snack
6pm Dinner
9pm Snack (only sometimes)

It gets hard because I work 12 hour shifts, days/nights! When to eat and exercise becomes a juggling act...

Oh yeah... I've lost 8½lb's in two weeks. Feel GREAT... so far! lol
Edited: 07/03/2012 at 15:49
07/03/2012 at 17:36

Well done!  Checked out the blog from home.  The most I've ever lost in a week is 7lbs so can appreciate how hard it is.#

Look forward to hearing more

08/03/2012 at 05:09
Well... I'm up at stoopid o'clock again!!! lol This is what 'Shift Work' does to you. It's my DAY OFF !!! BooHoo!!
08/03/2012 at 09:37
Do we have a lot of TWITTER'ERS on here?
08/03/2012 at 12:13
No tweeting for me - strictly for the birds
08/03/2012 at 16:21
That's a shame... I could annoy you that way also!!! lol
08/03/2012 at 17:33

Hi there!

A bit late entry, I hope it's ok!

Good job Shit2Fit.. Cool blog as well!

@PBAB: Great blog as well! Much enjoyed it!

09/03/2012 at 06:14
Hi Eve_C,

it's NEVER too late. I'm a prime example of this. I've attempted to lose weight on three other occasions before this... I have the original 'Shit2Fit', next was 'Shit2Fit V2.0' and then 'Shit2Fit ~ Now It's Personal'... lol

I'll get there this time! I have the right 'frame of mind' and I'm determined to get back running.

Thanks for the comments about my BLOG... they are much appreciated. I agree with you also @PBAB's blog is good

Stay in Touch!
09/03/2012 at 10:22

Thanks for that!  

If you are following a 6-meal regime, you will absolutely love the Abs Diet by D. Zinczenko (from Men's Health).. Nice, balanced, no fuss, realistic and easy to follow when time is an issue (which I guess always is! At least for me!!)

 Not dropping too low on calories as well, will prevent you from plateu-ing and keep your weight loss slower but real (i.e. fat loss not muscle loss). You should also consider adding some resistance training to tone up without messing with your weight loss.. Something quick and effective like Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training maybe? It's good because it doesn't even require gym membership and it only takes about 20 minutes. You can have this mini sessions the days you're not running!

(can't find how to subscribe to your blog btw.. am I having a blonde moment? )

Edited: 09/03/2012 at 10:23
12/03/2012 at 10:48
How's everyone doing?  Parkrun for me on Saturday and then just under 4 miles yesterday.  Battery arrived for bathroom scales and I've more to lose than I thought.  Must admit though that the takeaway on Friday and the crumpets over the weekend weren't a good idea.  21lbs for me to lose now
13/03/2012 at 07:01
I lost another 3½lb's last week, therefore nearly at a stone over 3-4 weeks! Is it normal for people to look at new running shoes and feel EXCITED whilst drooling over the keyboard???? lol

I have 10 days off work from next Thursday night, therefore I will start some early morning walks and, depending on how I feel, throw in some jogging!
13/03/2012 at 08:52
Well done S2F that's great going.  Even better that you feel confident enough to get out there and throw some walking/jogging into the mix hopefully that'll help even more!
13/03/2012 at 13:03
S2F? I'll let you call me Jon if you like? lol

I know it sounds daft but I am getting quite excited at the prospect of being able to run by the end of the year! Back to the good old days...

I've used this before, The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan at http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/editmsg.asp?URN=2&UTN=189563&P=1&UMN=9779013&SP=&V=8
I know it works for me!
Edited: 13/03/2012 at 13:08
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