I successfully finished Week 1 on Sunday, and I'm really looking forward to running when I get home from work today. I'm going to repeat Week 1 because I want to take this slow, and my stamina is next to non-existant. But I'm feeling good about the programme so far.
I'm putting this all down here so I have something to come back to later and hopefully help to chart my progress.
So, what do I want out of this?
1. Improved mood/increased energy.
2. Fitter, stronger and with more stamina.
3. To wave goodbye to maybe 15lb of fat around my hips, tummy and butt.
4. To feel better about myself.
(I must say that after only one week of this, I certainly feel that last one already! I think it's helping with goal no. 1 as well...)
Around 8 years ago, I lost 4stone by changing my lifestyle. It took two years, and my lifestyle after wasn't perfect, but I was active and the weight stayed off. Then I got an office job, I became a bit of a lifeless lump, and I've gained back a portion of the wobble that I lost.
As for the Week 1 runs, the first one was knackering, but I surprised myself by managing it! I didn't use the podcasts because I forgot to download them in time, so I kept time using a watch, and accientally went on for 25 mins rather than 20 of the walk-run-walk portion because I mis-remembered the info on the website! It was exhausting and I plodded along very slowly, but it was good, and my legs didn't ache like they usually do after exercising. The other Week 1 sessions were good too, and I'm looking forward to re-doing those this week (with the poscasts this time, if I remember to download them when I get home!), and to moving on to Week 2 next Monday.