I have been looking into different activity avenues for this whole weight loss/healthy lifestyle gig. I think I've found one that I want to try. It's worked for tons of people, so why not give it a try, right? It's called The Couch to 5K Running Plan. I don't have time to visit a gym regularly, so I rely heavily on walking for exercise. This plan combines walking and running as one workout, three times a week. It is an 8 week program that builds up from the previous weeks.
When I was walking a lot a few months ago, I would get the urge to run, but I would constantly stop myself, because I felt I wasn't in good enough shape to do so. With this plan, it builds your momentum each week by adding more running to the workout. By the end of the 8 week program, you should be able to run a 5K, or 30 minutes, depending if you're going by distance or time.
I was on the track team in junior high, but I was a sprinter. I've never been a long distance runner. In high school, I would work out regularly to keep in shape, especially for color guard, but again, I was more of a sprinter. I did a lot of roller blading, bike riding, but not a whole lot of long distance running...just sprinting, since that's what I had always done.
I think with the whole long distance running concept, I am constantly psyching myself out. I mean, come on, the terms "long distance" and "running", when used together, freak me out a little bit. I have to get out of that mindset. I've entered into the world of healthy eating and walking, why not running, too?
I hope to start sometime this week, but if not this week, then next Monday for sure. Wish me luck! I'll be sure to post updates when I can.
Also, I am on the hunt for new healthy recipes for all meal-times. If anyone has any suggestions, please shoot them my way. I think Darren is tired of eating chicken and brown rice everyday. :)
Thanks for reading, and take care! :)