I am 47 and overweight. I used to be slim and reasonably fit. But as the years crept on so did my weight and total lack of motivation to do anything about it. I now hate how I look and feel. I have low self esteem ,and I really hate myself for letting it get this far out of control. The final crunch came when I realised that I was struggling to bend down to put my socks on......yes sad isn't it!
So I have downloaded the couch to 5k podcast and finally got off my backside . I have just completed the 8 min run of day 1 week 1. The first 60 sec run was a bit of a shock to the system and I was puffing like an outa breath elephant for the 90 sec walk. However it did get better and I soon found myself coping fairly well with the intervals of 60sec running. Did have to clutch at my boobs at one point though as they seemed to have gone into bounce mode.....note to self to go shopping for a sports bra!
So I have made a start. Truthfully at this early stage a 5k run seems unrealistic to me .....can I really do that? I know that if I am to achieve it then I must change the way I think ,and above all I must find the motivation to do this for myself. That will be the hardest challenge but I hope that on the days that I falter I shall read some of your inspirational blogs and find the will to keep going.