It has been six months since I last went to they gym. As a result, my weight has crept up. I have put on 10lb in eight weeks over Christmas! Arghh!
I feel so uncomfortable in my skin that I decided that it is time to take action and have bought myself a treadmill. Don’t get me wrong, I am not overweight, in fact my BMI is healthy, but my body lacks tone. Some muscular definition in my legs would be great, but I find it hard to believe that my legs could ever tone up!
So, yesterday I started the Couch to 10k app, which consisted of a five minute warm up and then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. I’ve realised that I have failed at my previous attempts to run because I try to run too fast and burn myself out quickly, so I kept a slow pace. Running at 4mph and walking at 3.5mph.
I’m ridiculously unfit because I was huffing, puffing and could feel it in my legs by time I had finished! But, I am happy to have taken this step. I really hope I can stick to it. I really cannot imagine being able to run 10k. That would be a huge achievement for me!
Anyway, today I met a friend for lunch. We went to La Tasca for tapas, which unfortunately doesn’t feature in my healthy eating plan. So, I decided to hop back on the treadmill for a fairly easy incline walk which turned into a little jog at the end! I actually managed to jog for five minutes!
To all you hardcore runners out there, I know five minutes is nothing, but for me it’s a big deal!!!
So tomorrow is day two of the Couch to 10k app and you know what…. I can’t wait!!!!