| Originally Posted by *Rachel* |
I LOVE this thread. It's really inspiring and I want to be Ana when I'm done... which would probably take 5 years or so. I used to like running back when I was in really good shape because it was easy, but I've let myself go so far that I'm afraid I'll kill myself. However, I love the idea of this program (thanks for posting about it on FB awhile ago Abbie. It made me totally intrigued!) I love having goals so I'm ready...
Now I need to go find some better running shoes, buy some better quality sports bras, throw in a few capris and I will have spent enough $ to make myself feel guilty if I don't follow through. Now I just need to get out of this semester of school to start it! I'm excited...
Oh and I downloaded these podcasts: Couch to 5K - Tracking Progress | A Question of Perspective
I sat and listened to week one just to see how it goes and wow, 60 secs seems a lot longer than you think. However, I have no fear... the longer running sessions are what scare me!
Rachel, you can do it! I used to be scared of the 3 minute blocks, but now I'm scared of the 20 minute block I have to do today, yikes! Just push yourself, I always feel like I want to stop, but I just keep telling myself, just 30 more seconds and then when I get to that point I tell myself again, just 30 more seconds, and before you know it your done.
Some days I feel great, like I could run forever, other days are a struggle, so just do as much as you can. There have been a couple of times when I just had to stop mid run and walk for a minute, but then I started back up again as soon as I could.
I've been losing weight much easier since I've been running and following weight watchers. I'm not sure if it's the WW or the running, maybe both, but I'm just glad the scale is finally moving!