So second week jog 1 last night since graduation and still feeling good. I am really enjoying the support on here and hopefully I am helping others on this amazing journey. Once you have graduated motivation is still key, I find most of my jogging is now a mental issue. I am not weighing myself at the moment as it is a bummer when the scales don't move (which they haven't for 6 months), I am enjoying the feeling of clothes become loose and my hubbie commenting on the firming up of my waist, legs and bum
I am enjoying ready everybody's achievements and challenges and you are all awesome.
I am still jogging in the evenings and listening to my ipod with an eclectic music taste from Linkin Parc and Metallica to Dire Straits and Fleetwood Mac with Chicance, Calvin Harris and Darude thrown in for motivation. I find dance music helps with increasing the oomph for the latter part of my jog. I tend to start the jog on a downhill then mostly flat with the end going downhill, if I find a spurt in energy levels I use the last 2 minutes of the jog to come back up the hill and push myself. Last night most of the jog was on a flat so feel that is an achievement.
I am a little concerned with the darker nights drawing in as I live in a village with no street lighting so am trying to adapt my jog schedule to allow for this. One of my ideas is to get the park and ride bus to work and then jog back (about 3 miles) but it is all uphill and comes past all the queuing traffic (even though I know I am amazing for doing this I still can't deal with the strange looks from people who can't believe a fat girl is attempting to jog). Anyway I am trying to improve my jogging technique over the next month to allow for this.
Thanks for listening