I've consulted a few friends who I know run for a workout. My favorite actually came from a grade school friend who was overweight all the way until the end of high school. In college, she turned to running and now, after having 2 children, she is super woman!
This week I started Week 1 of her plan. An awesome routine to run my 5K by May 1st. Although it doesn't seem like much, to someone who is technically starting off from the couch, it's a lot. For Week 1, I have to run 2 minutes, then walk 4 minutes. I've made sure to make the walk a brisk one to keep my heart rate up. Repeating this 5 times until 30 minutes have passed nearly killed me the other day. Hopefully by the end of week 1, I'll notice a difference.
From Week 2 to week 10, I basically increase the running and decrease the walking by one minute increments. Hopefully, if all goes well, I should be running 30 minutes straight by week 10.
Right now? I'm not seeing it. But I'm determined. And boy will this surprise hubby when I can run along side him while we cruise the Cuban shore in April.
Watch out, dear.
Postscript: I weighed myself this morning and was down 2.5 pounds! And I ran 3 minutes straight!