I started couch to 5k a month ago. I wasn't able to do the first run, but then the next time I managed to do it and for the last month I've been doing week 1. I started off going 3 times a week, but after 2 weeks I only felt like it was getting harder so I started going 6 times a week. Now it feels a bit easier but I still can't do week 2
I do the first 90 second run and it's hell. I then do the second one and I'm gasping for breath barely able to keep walking. By the time I get to the third 90 second run I'm still gasping for air and I can only manage 30 seconds before I have to stop or fall over
I'm only 2 stone overweight, I eat a balanced diet with plenty of fibre where my carbs are only wholemeal. I've lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks, I don't smoke or drink and my fitness hasn't improved at all. What's wrong with me?
About my diet:
I usually have a poached egg and spinach sandwich with wholemeal bread for breakfast. I only have something light for lunch like a chicken salad sandwich or peanut butter sandwich with only one slice of bread, and then for tea I have vegetables and chicken usually so I'm not getting carbs before I go to bed. I have a banana or a tangerine mid morning and if I'm hungry I snack on carrots because they're only 50 calories and feel very filling and stop me from feeling like I'm starving. I also drink lots of water all day, and with icecubes before a meal
I usually run mid afternoon. I run but I've stopped doing resistance training because I wasnt getting any stronger and it was just hurting my muscles and making it harder to run. I do stretch after a workout though. I feel like when I run it doesnt hurt my muscles very much, what limits me is when I'm gasping for air and my lungs are burning and the suffocating feeling is too much to endure. I don't smoke or have asthma, I just feel like my cardio is really bad and doesn't improve