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Hi there

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Ive just recentley had 2 children very close together and gained weight I have about 4 stone to lose ideally, ]I Have just started to seriously diet 1 month ago and now want to take it up another level and increase exercise. Hense Running
I started swimming about 6 wks ago and I am up to 60 lengths. But its not enough I need to step up a gear.

I bought a treadmill at the weekend and had my first go on it yesterday 15 minutes I did 1 mile, it was a pre set program with warm up it then gets faster then finish with a slow walk.

My areas of concern is that as I was running I noticed myself get a little off balanced has any one else had this.
Is there a correct regim I can follow for weightloss and to gain better fitness.
My brother has suggested I get some new trainers anyone else got any thoughts I dont have a huge pot of money , but I dont want to do myself a injury

HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP I would love to enjoy running .

Thanks I look forward to your replys
 

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Running trainers, a really good sports bra and achievable goals.

The results will show really quickly. Try not to pile too much on yourself all at once, you'll only end up either hurt or put off.
Good luck.:)
 

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Seconded.

Go to a good running shop and have them recommend some trainers that are right for you.

Do not skimp on the bra. For a woman I reckon this is more important than trainers (Mrs Hrun is top heavy)

The treadmill is a great way to start, I still find I wobble occationally on my treadmill. I think it is the slightly unnatural action of the ground moving under you.

Lastly, Welcome to the site. Dive in and enjoy.
 

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I think it's perfectly normal to have the occaisional unsteady moment of a treadmill... it's quite a lot for the brain to take in that it's running but not actually going anywhere. lol.

As for shoes... head to a local specialist running shop (not JJB/sports direct etc) and just mention to them that you're just starting running and need some trainers, and don't be afraid to tell them your budget! Unlike the likes of huge 'sports' shops like JJB, local run specialists will usually be a lot more interested in listening to you and helping you get what you want. Welcome to the forum :)
 

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Hi Janey

Welcome to RF.

I can't add anything further, but to say keep up the good work, running is very progressive you will find improvements in yourself quite quickly, look back in a month to 6 weeks from now and you will see how far you have come along.

Keep us posted on your progress.

TT
 

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Hi there

Thanks for all your replies I guess I need to luck up a running store near me, as Im just starting out I dont really want to spend too much , plus I dont have the budget like I use to having a baby and toddler same old, but I know I need to look at my foot wear.

Breathing

Any advice or tips on how to breath correctly when running sorry if this is a sill question.
 

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not a silly questions at all, I used to have the very same problem.

I read that by counting in for 2 and breathing out for 2 or in for 2 out for 3, worked a treat for me, initially you are constantly counting in your head but after awhile you find it regulates your breathing.

The other thing is you could be setting off too quickly and this can put your breathing out as well.

Hope this helps.

TT :d
 

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Hi there

Thanks for all your replies I guess I need to luck up a running store near me, as Im just starting out I dont really want to spend too much , plus I dont have the budget like I use to having a baby and toddler same old, but I know I need to look at my foot wear.

Breathing

Any advice or tips on how to breath correctly when running sorry if this is a sill question.
Shoes and Bra -Best money you will spend.

Breathing - I find in and out quite effective :p Seriously, as you progress you will find a way.
 

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As you are on a budget you may want to considering going to a shop and getting fitted and then seeing how much the trainers will cost on line.

I only just started running last week and got mine properly fitted from a shop but I could have saved £25 by buying them off the internet!!:mad:

Probably a little harsh on the poor shop keeper, but if you really can't afford it this would be the way to save some cash possibly.

Anyway welcome, I wouldn't be presumptuous enough to give advice on the actual running having only just started myself :d
 

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welcome to the forum. like Pac, i don't feel particularly qualified to offer advice being such a novice myself.

i'm interested in the treadmill thing coz i've never actually run on one in my life. i just somehow don't fancy it altho i know some people who wouldn't run any other way. gues its just a preference thing but i prefer the great outdoors myself.

anyway, as usual, i digress. good luck and keep posting coz you'll find this community a motivating factor. i'm sure we all do.
 

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As you are on a budget you may want to considering going to a shop and getting fitted and then seeing how much the trainers will cost on line.

I only just started running last week and got mine properly fitted from a shop but I could have saved £25 by buying them off the internet!!:mad:

Probably a little harsh on the poor shop keeper, but if you really can't afford it this would be the way to save some cash possibly.

Anyway welcome, I wouldn't be presumptuous enough to give advice on the actual running having only just started myself :d
If you are going to buy your trainers online that is fine. BUT do not expect to go to your local running specialist for free advise first! That is bloody discraceful.

The reason he costs more is because it cost money to rent the premises and staff to be there with his knowledge for your conveinience. So support him or he will not be there next year.

At the very least you buy the first pair of shoes there after obtaining your free advice.
 

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Hi

I have emailed a Running store for advice on trainers so I can get an idea of cost & again emailed a company on the net for a Bolder holder :)
So Just waiiting miles ran this week on my treadmill 3 Miles . Aiming for that everyday, and will also try and fit a swim in this week too.

Thanks for the breathing Tips Twinkle Toes I have a try next time.

Heres another question for you when warming up does anyone experience any tightening in the lower Calves , its not a cramp just muscle dont seem very relaxed anyone got any thoughts on this.

Im so pleased I found this forum as I am hoping this will give me the inspiration I need to get on and enjoy it.

Thanks again

J
 

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Budget 60-90 quid for trainers.

3 miles a day is an impressive start for a beginner and probably why your calves pull.

Mine do it if I increase my mileage to fast. A rest day and easy runs ease it off and I can start building up again.

Might be worth building your swim into a rest day from running to allow for recovery. This should help the calves.
 

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boulder holder - just got it :d

eBay is actually a good source as long as you are sure of your size. The big plus on eBay is the item listed should be available whereas shops only carry the more standard sizes
 

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Back again

HRUN

Just notice you are near your goal weight tell me how long has it taken you to lose your weight and how has the weight effected your running??? Hope you don think I am being too cheeky just interested.
 

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HRUN

Just notice you are near your goal weight tell me how long has it taken you to lose your weight and how has the weight effected your running??? Hope you don think I am being too cheeky just interested.
I don't mind. I am still 2 stone off my ideal weight which will be a total of 5 stone lighter. The target weight in my sig breaks it down into manageable chunks.

As to weight and running it is like the chicken and egg. I couldn't run because of my weight but needed to run to lose weight. I started walk/running on a treadmill and built that over time until now where I can run 10 miles. This was combined with cutting lots of snacking out of my diet and lowering my alcohol intake.

It is slow and not easy but the benefits are obvious.
 

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HRUN

Thanks for your honest reply. Your storey is like mine weight to lose and exercise tough due to being too heavy. Which at times is hard to even think of exercising because its so hard and tiring. But there comes a time when you have to just go for it, Im at that point sick of having no energy tired and as a mum of 2 children one a baby and the other a energetic toddler I dont want them to see a unfit and unhealthy mummy, (Lead by example and all).
I just have to keep the motivation up and not give in, hence I think looking at this forum, Ive not done the exercise today but will do later Like when you started I fast walk , slow walk, fast walk and then do busts of 30 secs to 1 minute running thats all I can manage Its feels like hell but Ive just got some real fast ibiza dance tunes to get me going and keep me going. I hope some day to be one of those runners you see, for now its just me and the tread mill, Not sure how long it will take before I will be able to step it up. I have to say I am getting that buzz already Im only on day 4 and can not waitt o get on and do my daily exercise have I got the bug????
 

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Keep at it.

Do what you are for a week before trying to do more. That way you overcome the temptation to do more than you are ready for and injure yourself.

Also I have read that lots of slow is better for weight loss. This means you are better Run/walking for an hour than running hard for 15 mins. As well as being easier-bonus.
 
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