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Day 1 Of Couch To 5K And The Almased Diet

by S1m
Almased Diet

I have survived!

Yes, Day 1 of the Couch to 5k running programme is in the bag! I may be slightly red of face and a tad shaky, but I have still managed it – and even managed a little extra running time in my cool down… resulting in a slight stitch. After that, I worked on my arms and then somewhat crawled into the changing rooms to have a sit down and rest!

The Adidas Energy Boost 2 trainers really worked their magic, they almost felt moulded to my feet and certainly gave me some extra spring when I started running. I have a feeling the trainers are going to be my faithful running partner, I will be devastated if they so much as get a mark on them!

Having an awesome playlist definitely helped – including Faithless, Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon, The Darkness, Kaiser Chiefs – pumping tunes that certainly had me motivated and putting a little extra energy into my movement. I was shocked at the fact I had burned over 300 calories in the first attempt of 30 minutes… very good going indeed and didn’t I know it with the buckets of sweat dripping down me!

A glutton for punishment, I am also starting on the Almased diet today as well – everything was slightly delayed due to suffering with a cold last week but I am definitely on track today. The Almased diet is going to help me lose weight in a steady, healthy way. Made with raw ingredients including Soya, Honey and Yoghurt, it is actually quite tasty! You can combine with water, or semi-skimmed milk- I am combining with milk and have found that it tastes somewhat like Horlicks, making it less unpleasant than you would assume.

Almased Diet


With 3 shakes a day, there are different ways in which you could control the diet, with the recommendation of introducing a low fat meal from day 3, though having previously been on a shake only diet, I am hoping I can manage slightly long on Almased alone.

Preparing is very easy due to a shake cup and strange looking wire shaker ball, it means I no longer have to use a food processor to make my shakes and the shakes and very quick and easy to make.

As there are 3 parts to the weekly Couch to 5k programme, I have decided to run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday – hopping on my bike and possibly doing The Shred (not just yet!) inbetween.

By the end of the month, I hope to see a vast improvement on my troublesome, wide hips… watch this space!

Check out my progress!

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Pinkoddy September 8, 2014 - 11:23 am

Oh well done to you. I have been “working” sitting on the couch eating crisps. Hmm maybe I ought to get out too. Best of luck with day 2.

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Ha that was my usual regime too… it is epic but the euphoria I felt when I walked out of the gym, having done something I had never done before – run on the treadmill was awesome! Can’t wait to go back on Wednesday now 🙂 x

Sonya Cisco September 8, 2014 - 11:42 am

Ooh is couch to 5k only 3 times a week? I always thought I would struggle to fit it in around family life, but actually Syd is at pre-school 3 mornings a week now so perhaps I could manage it after all!

S1m September 8, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Yes it is thankfully! Makes it a lot easier to break the week up 🙂

Liz Burton September 8, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Blimey where do you get your motivation from?!!

Lots of luck.

S1m September 8, 2014 - 1:17 pm

I love to drink, but I am also getting lonely now the darker nights are drawing out – something has to give unfortunately 🙁

Donna@MummyCentral September 8, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Good luck. I’ll be watching your progress with interest xxx

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Thanks lovely! The biggest step was me actually deciding to start running… I was always dead against it, so to sit here now and say I have actually started and my feet feel ok is a miracle!

mummy barrow September 8, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Very interested to hear how you get on with this. Thinking of doing something similar! I look forward to seeing your progress!

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:06 pm

It is going to be a hard slog and it has been recommended not to do the diet just yet – give it a couple more days. I am inclined to agree, I have had a banging headache today – something I never get and my hip joints are certainly feeling it. This has to work right?!x

susanna September 8, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Can’t wait to see you (see less of you?) x

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Nor can I, nor can I!! Will be nice not to break a camera for once 😉 x

Katy Hill September 8, 2014 - 7:21 pm

What a great idea! Go you! I always think getting started is actually the hardest part – so you’re started now! GO YOU! x

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Thank you! I can’t believe in another 9 weeks I ‘should’ be running 5k – at this moment in time, I don’t know how but at least I have made the first step! 🙂 x

hayley September 8, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Well done. First step is always the hardest with running. It gets much easier and c25k is a fab way to do it! Check out run mummy run website and Facebook group if you want running inspiration and motivation!

S1m September 8, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Thanks Hayley!! Seriously the biggest hurdle for me was giving in and stating I needed to start running! It just seems a very long road at the moment but I will keep on at it – I loved how I felt when I walked out of the gym earlier! 🙂

Emma September 8, 2014 - 8:48 pm

ooh I have not heard of that diet. I need to get running again but I fear its too late for a drop a size before the MADS!

Penny Carr September 8, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Go you! Couch to 5k was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Now just trying to up it to 10k. That’s proving to be a bit harder!

Emma September 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Sounds great, can’t wait to see how you get on. xx

Cass@frugalfamily September 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Ooh I’ll be interested in seeing how you get on with this x x

Good Luck x

Zesty Bite September 11, 2014 - 2:59 pm

running? On purpose? Utter madness 😉

S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Aye! Now I am paying for it 🙁

Sarah MumofThree World September 18, 2014 - 11:44 am

Good luck! I reckon with all that work you’ll be losing weight in no time!

S1m September 18, 2014 - 5:50 pm

You would have thought so… and I was! I was already for losing 4lbs the first week… until my knee buckled 🙁

Fresh Five: Five blogs to get you moving | Tots 100 September 26, 2014 - 8:06 am

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