Wanted to say Hi to this great community - been reading your posts for a couple of weeks now prior to taking the decision to give this "madness" a go......
That big 50 is approaching fast, I have become sedentry, I am overweight and the only exercise I get is walking my gorgeous dog and to be honest most evenings I just want to sink into a chair and relax. Something has to give and on my docs advice and after finding out how few steps I do each week on my Fitbit, I thought I'd give this a go.
When Laura told me to start running even though I logically knew it was just 60 seconds, I seriously wanted to cry....I can't run, never have, never will!! But all the posts I have been reading on this community popped into my head and I just started moving a bit faster....a gentle jog
So on the 60 seconds "runs" .....run 1 was OK, run 2 the music kept me moving, walked run 3 (because I really couldn't move any faster at that stage) managed the other five 60 second runs OK. By the time the 5 min end walk came I was red faced, sweaty and out of breath and didn't think I could walk for another 5 minutes.....but I did
The music helped so much, the 90 second walks went way too fast and my legs really, really ached.
I did feel I looked ridiculous especially with my tomato face but only met one other person and I was walking at the time
Plan to do a gentle one hour walk on my rest days to keep those steps up
Want to thank everyone that has posted here as it has really made me feel like I could give this a go, that everyone has to start somewhere, that I am not alone, red faces are normal and that I might, just might manage to keep going......