Fishnut asked on another thread about the NHS Couch to 5k app I’m using:
Completely ignoring your point (which is well-made and definitely something worthy of discussion), I’ve had a look at the NHS podcast but haven’t tried it out yet and was wondering what you thought of it. It seems to only have one run a week until week 5. Is that all you’re doing or do you listen to the same podcast a few times? I really need to get fitter but am struggling to get started. Once it becomes a habit it’ll be ok, it’s just making that habit that’s hard!
It’s pretty good, really. It eases you in really gently, and gradually increases the amount of time you spend running. Some weeks you do the same run three times, which is why the early weeks appear to have only one podcast. The app automatically repeats it the right number of days for you, so you don’t have to keep track.
I’m the same with habits - once I have this embedded as a habit, then I’m going to move on to strength training. Then once that’s nailed down, I’ll start counting calories again. I’ve put on quite a few kg over the last 18 months!