I'm so glad I stumbled upon this website and the resources to help me get off the couch. Im planning to begin week 1 in a weeks time. i just invested in some decent running shoes and am now doing my research, compiling my music and scheduling when I am actually going to make these runs happen.
A family member was recently diagnosed with an illness and it was a wake up call for me that I need to stop taking my health for granted. I'm in my mid 30s and have young kids, and in all honesty, I have really let my fitness go and really dont like the idea of doing any exercise at all.
Life seems to busy with kids and part time work and running a (admittedly very messy) house, that on some levels it seems most sensible to conserve any energy I have left rather than use it on something like exercise....which I know is a load of rubbish but it has been my modus operandi for a long time now. I've also come to realise that I have a bit of a sense of entitlement that I should just be healthy and not have to do anything for it, like its some god given right to be young forever. My head has only just accepted that I can't eat whatever I want and do zero exercise and expect to stay slim and healthy...my hips realised this about 5 years ago!
I have half heartedly tried to get into fitness in the past and never had the resolve beyond a couple of weeks. It wasnt because of any major obstacles other than psychological. These previous 'failures' have left me feeling like maybe I can't do it. So I would greatly appreciate any advice from others who have triumphed over a lazy streak and actually proven to themselves that they can do it!
Thanks for a cool community. I feel I have my best chance of achieving this with the tools and community provided thru this site. I'm grateful.