"I just couldn"t be bothered": Lauren Goodger gives up her marathon dream as friend claims she would never have finished


'I just couldn't be bothered': Lauren Goodger gives up her marathon dream as friend claims she would never have finished

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02:11 GMT, 9 March 2012

It was always going to be a pretty tall order.

And it appears TOWIE star Lauren Goodger doesn't quite feel the challenge is worth the effort.

The 25-year-old has revealed that she is giving up her dream of running the London Marathon in April.

Lauren reportedly said: 'I just couldn’t be bothered with it.'

The star had made a New Year resolution to 'get fit and complete the marathon' on a charity.

Girls' night out: Essex started off her evening at the May Fair Hotel with TOWIE co-star Lauren Goodger

Running away from a challenge Lauren Goodger, pictured at the May Fair Hotel with TOWIE co-star Frankie Essex, has decided to give up her ambition of running the London Marathon this year

According to the Daily Star Lauren has given up despite telling the paper last year that she was anticipating the challenge, claiming she was a natural athlete.

'I ran cross-country when I was 13, so I just need to get that fitness back,' she said at the time.

'I’m going to start training straight away. It feels refreshing to have a goal.'

Friends in high places: Goodger tweeted a photo of herself with Tulisa inside the club

Time to relax: Goodger tweeted a photo of herself with Tulisa while out clubbing- and certainly seemed in high spirits

A friend has apparently revealed: 'She
hates working out and she just didn’t put in any effort to get
race-ready. She couldn’t even get through a two-mile jog at boot camp
without sobbing that it was too tough.'

'She would have embarrassed herself if she had started the race. There is no way she would have made it through 26 miles.'

Lauren certainly appears to be relishing life without the burden of training, and tweeted this evening as she watched television 'Heaven lovely cootch night cosy n warm x x'

Welcome downtime: Lauren certainly appears to be relishing life without the burden of training, and tweeted this evening as she watched television 'Heaven lovely cootch night cosy n warm x x'

Welcome downtime: Lauren certainly appears to be relishing life without the burden of training, and tweeted this evening as she watched television 'Heaven lovely cootch night cosy n warm x x'

What a difference: Lauren, pictured left earlier this year, and right looking her usual size in November 2010

What a difference: Lauren, pictured left earlier this year, and right looking her usual size in November 2010

Weight gain: Lauren, pictured left earlier this year, and right looking her usual size in November 2010

The Only Way Is Essex star has recently
spoken out about her constant weight battle revealing her struggle to
shift the excess pounds.

Speaking to Heat magazine, the 25-year-old opened up about unhappy it makes her and the affect is has on her on a daily basis.

Lauren admitted that her size 12 figure makes her feel 'so unhappy' despite being a size under the national average.

Cover up: Lauren admits she rarely looks in the mirror before she heads out to party, and prefers to cover her arms in long-sleeved dresses

Comfort eating: Lauren has admitted recently that the abuse she receives over her weight on Twitter exacerbates her food habits

Comfort eating: Lauren has admitted recently that the abuse she receives over her weight on Twitter exacerbates her food habits

'I think about it all of the time – from the moment I get up,' she said. 'But I still struggle to do anything about it.

Still trying: Lauren's TOWIE co-star Arg was seen training in Essex last month, and still intends to run the marathon

Still trying: Lauren's TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent was seen training in Essex last month, and still intends to run the marathon

'It’s
upsetting me more than anything, it’s like I’m punishing myself. When I
think about it it all gets too much. I think everyone looks at me and
thinks; “She’s fat.” I hate the way I look.'

The reality TV star – whose Essex
salon was recently petrol bombed – has tried many attempts to shape up
in the past but just can't seem to stick to a routine.

'I've tried boot camp, had a personal trainer and a nutritionist,' she said. 'But I just start eating again. I have a problem.'

But
it's not just her love of food that is causing Lauren to eat more, but
the constant abuse that she receives via social networking site Twitter.

'It’s awful,' Lauren has said of some of the messages. 'There are some really unkind bullies out there. They don’t even know me. Who do they think they are

'They call me a beached whale and a fat c***. They also call me Miss Piggy.'

She also revealed that she has cut out white wine and drinks champagne instead when she goes out as 'it's less fattening,' but went on to say that she can't cut out her late night snacks such as pizza and chocolate.

Despite admitting that she feels she is a 'poster girl' for being curvy, Lauren went on to say that her body isn't toned like most curvy women's are.

'I need to be dedicated and although I really want it I can’t seem to put it into action and actually lose any weight,' she said.

'I just want to eat all the time. I don’t have any willpower. But, I want to change badly. I desperately want to be photographed and have people say nice things about me, that I look good rather than “Lauren, what were you thinking”

Lauren's TOWIE co-star James 'Arg'
Argent, who has also been planning to run the marathon, is still
training at a residential bootcamp.