Last night I did my first week 2 run. Wasn't as hard as I expected, and I changed my route for variety which helped. Spring time is in the air and is a great motivator!
During week 1, I decided to be brave. For the past 6 months I hadn't checked my weight. And I sucked it up last week and did a damage check. I also worked out my BMI. The bad news is I'm overweight (pretty much in the middle of the overweight range for my height, about a stone and a half to lose).
This was scary, but a great motivator to keep running! my wife already sees a difference in my body shape. And she sees a big improvement in my mood and energy levels, too. I have on-off struggles with depression and have often been told the best thing is exercise. I couldn't cope with Laura's bright and cheery disposition if I were in a bad place mood-wise, but now is the time to get into a good habit that is sustainable even if things get bad again.
Running outdoors makes all the difference, way better than a treadmill.
I even amazed myself last week, and did a few runs at 7 am. After a long dark winter, it's brilliant to see the sunshine early in the day and feel that it's easier to get up and moving!