I've started this program before and found myself back on the couch, giving up, after struggling through week one. I found my mind set to be all about losing weight rather than getting heathy and fit.
I picked the program back up last week and I'm proud to report that I'm onto w2r2, farther than I've ever been. I'm enjoying going out and, for the most part, enjoying the runs. I've realized the importance of pacing myself and controlling my breathing. It's certainly still not easy but I'm enjoying pushing myself like never before. I want to be a runner. My mindset has switched over from the "I need to do this" to "I want to do this" and that's what's going to get me through.
I'm certain I'll have moments where I want to give up, I'm in no way a runner (yet) or in shape. But, for now, I'm excited to go out and keep going. And grateful for a communinty like this to keep me motivated because your posts got me through week one.