I am still motivated to start running. I know it’s only been a couple days since I decided, but keeping my interest intact is half the battle. In fact, every time I sit down and the waistband of these jeans that are too tight dig into my tummy, I am motivated all over again to lose weight. I have spent the last couple days researching how to do this. The good news is that my husband has begrudgingly told me that if I can manage to wake up early and run, he’ll join me, which is great because he has also put on weight. Together I think we can keep ourselves accountable and motivated.
In the past, I used the Couch-to-5K I remember using it for a maximum of 3 weeks and then just being able to run for 30 minutes straight (ah, the hubris of youth). Ten years older and significantly heavier I already know I won’t be repeating history. But, since I have had a success in the past with the Couch-to-5k program I think I am going to give it another whirl. The advantage of this program is that it’s not intimidating. The first week’s program begins with a brisk 5-minute walk that is followed by 1 minute of running and then 1.5 minutes of walking, which is repeated for a total of 20 minutes (8 times). Total running time 8 minutes.
I just have to wake up and run.