KANDREWS86
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I completed 8 weeks of the C25K then got a stress fracture to my ankle, so had to quit. I was down and out about 6 months in 2012, then in 2013 I completed Power 90, Slim in 6 and 21 Day Fit and lost a total of about 20 lbs. But since then I have put the weight back on plus a little more. I still hope to become a runner someday, as well as get healthy plus get my weight back to where it use to be or at least at a healthy weight. And I would love to be able to get off blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines and become healthy again. I am tired of feeling horrible all the time! Hoping I can get some life back in me! I joined the new Planet Fitness they just opened 1 mile from my house, so that helps. I joined in the last week of May and have been going 5 days a week doing cardio for 45 minutes to an hour. This week is my 5th week at the gym and I am now adding strength training in. Training upper body 2 days a week and lower body and abs 2 days a week. I still hope to become a runner again someday. I am doing a combo of walk to walk run on the treadmill, but I must go slow, get in better shape, build muscle and get some weight off before doing too
much running. So wish me luck this time around!


Member Since: 8/22/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,600

My Goals:
I hope to get healthy and get my weight back to a healthy weight less than 150 but my goal is 140. And I also hope to be able to eventually get off high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines. In doing this I am doing the a Couch to 5K Program and the ultimate goal is to run a 5K in November 2012. I am tired of feeling exhausted and fatigued all the time, it's time to change that!


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Walking and hope to eventually try running again! I tried the Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries (Couch to 5K) Program last October, but got an ankle stress fracture.



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I am a married mother of one grown son and two young step-children who live with their mother. I work part-time as a Engagement Specialist aka Wine & Product Demonstrator. I am from Southwest Virginia.


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  • v KANDREWS86
    It took me about six months to heal completely. I started slowly walking again in April. I'm walking about 25 to 55 minutes (3/4 to 2 miles) 5 days a week. Usually, I walk one long day a week for 2 miles in about 50 minutes, then the other four I walk 3/4 to 1 mile in 20 to 30 minutes. I've been trying to ease back into it very slowly this time. I'm hoping to start going back to the greenway where I use to do the C25K and try adding in a little running, but this time it will be on my own terms. Gonna take it very slow. They're having the C25K Program again this fall, but I still think even the beginner class is too much on my joints, so I figure it's best to do it on my own terms, real slow.
    1088 days ago
  • v ICHOOSETHIN
    Hey how's your foot? Able to run again yet?
    1219 days ago
  • v ICHOOSETHIN
    How are you doing? I know you are still healing from the stress fracture which is a bummer. I signed up for a 5k which takes place on Cinco de Mayo (May 5). Hopefully I will be able to train without problems (Hamstring, plantar fasciitis, etc.). I hope 2013 is a great year for you.
    1303 days ago
  • v NATPLUMMER
    I'm glad they figured out what the problem is. I think you have a good plan. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    1344 days ago
  • v ICHOOSETHIN
    Hey. Sorry to hear that you are still having problems with your ankle. Sounds like you are dealing with t the best you can. Stay positive. Running will always be there when you're ready.
    1344 days ago
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