Hello everyone. Since starting this challenge a few weeks' ago, I have always dressed in black clothing to "hide" myself when out running! I didn't want to draw attention to myself as I waddled up and down the streets. Thankfully I now realise that I'm in this for the long haul - it is not going to be just another fad. To be honest, I have struggled along the way as I am overweight and unfit (as in my name!) but I am going to keep going at this challenge. It's quite enjoyable really once you get into it.
I'm on W4R2 which I completed this morning. I was so amazed at myself that I went out with the sole purpose of buying myself a new running jacket. The one I have been using is an old thing that I've had for years but it was ok. - it has something naff like Beverley Hills Polo club embroidered on the back!
I have now convinced myself that I am nearly a runner and so I only went out and bought myself a bright pink jacket!!!!! You could see it from space!!
I was so ashamed and self-conscious when I started this program, but if I meet anyone en route and my face is bright red and I'm puffing..... instead of feeling embarrassed, I actually feel proud of myself.
I still have a long way to go to achieve fitness, but when I look back to how I was when I started (couldn't even run for ten seconds), I feel I have come a long way. So if there's any new starters reading this - don't give up. Give it a try. Keep at it. It will get enjoyable!