This blog is to help myself and other stay motivated about exercise and dieting.
I am one of those that lose weight and then gain it again. I am a forever Weight Watcher. I am finally doing some excercise by joining Curves. Being the "old fart" that I am I would love to be a runner like Shelley but I don't even know where to begin. I am looking here for inspiration. Thanks for letting me!
First off, let me just say that I would NEVER call myself a runner. If your body isn't used to running it just comes a little at a time. Just do what you can do. Walk for 5 minutes then run for 1 or whatever you can do. Then try to run a little bit more the next time. Anyone watch the Biggest Loser? I was so proud of the yellow team on Tuesday. When the girl was told to run for 5 minutes she was shocked. She kept saying, "run... for 5 minutes?" Keep in mind, this girl is obese and the thought of running at all was probably so overwhelming to her, but she did it! She ran for 5 minutes straight. Diane, I would love to run with you sometime and you look great! Keep up the good work.
Grandma Duffy,I am glad to see someone my age on this blog!I never started running until I was 51, and I did just like Shelly said "a little bit" at a time. After 3 years I have finally realized I can run! Last year I did 6 5K runs and A triathlon. Next month March 6th I am trying my first 10K. GOOD LUCK!
when I started running the first time my goal was to run a mile without stopping, which took some time and then increased by a 1/2 mile when I got comfortable with the mile. So once I got to 1 1/2 miles I increased it by another 1/2 mile and so on. I am doing that now with my running goals and it works for me. Hope it helps.