On Monday I started the couch to 5k with my sister and niece. I surprised myself. it's been a while since I jogged and I didn't get winded! But I did notice that it's a whole lot harder than it used to be with all these extra pounds! I really felt the strain on my feet.
After our 5 mile hike on Sunday my right foot is hurting a lot too. I'm thinking I unconsciously favored my right leg because of my smashed up knee and that did it. Running Monday didn't help. So I took a rest yesterday and will continue with the Cto5k today.
I was such dork on Monday too. So embarrassed at what people might think when they saw me run for 60 seconds then walk for 90.... Like "wow - she must be out of shape if she has to stop jogging after one minute!" Oh course - DUH! Like they couldn't tell I was out of shape by just looking at me! if a car was going past I would keep running even if the time was up. Like the stranger in the car really gave a hoot about the old fat broad running down the street! I'm sure it was on his mind all day!
Which brings me to why I hesitate going to the gym. For fear I'll look like a dork. When I used to go (back in the day) it would tick me off that women actually got dressed up to work out! Make up - the hair - the leg warmers (told you it was back in the day). I'd show up in sweats - hair dirty - why wash it if I was going to have to shower right afterwards? And this was an all-women's gym too! No one to impress but each other! And it was even worse when I went to the gym with guys! (then I did make sure my hair was clean...)
The video above is pretty reminiscent of my gym days!
I guess I just have to bite the bullet and not care what people think as I run my Cto5k. I'm doing this for me!
Week 1~ No more fast food Week 2~ 4 oz. water daily Week 3~ Use a smaller plate Week 4~ 4-5 servings fruit/veggies daily Week 5 ~ Move more (as in park farther, take the stairs...) Week 6 ~ Never clean my plate Week 8 ~ Eat a healthy breakfast