I know this is common and it's not easy to start with and it only gets easier but that was tough! I was completely out of breath. It was awful!
This is the schedule I'm following for Week 1:
5 minute walk to warm up
60 second job
90 second walk
Repeat for 20 minutes
5 minute walk to cool down
My plan is to do this every other day for the first week. The rest of the schedule can be found here. It's nine weeks and it slowly works your way up to running three miles. I love the title of the beginners plan! Ha! I'm not a couch potato though, I swear! (Ok, maybe sometimes. Aren't we all? No? Ok.)
I don't really have a goal. My main motivation for running is to drop some weight and get in better shape.
Wait! I just remembered!
I do have a goal!
Today I tried on a pair of jeans at the store I work at, and they were a size 16 1/2 in KIDS sizes! I was able to button them (did they look good? No.) and I was so excited, I mean, these are kids sizes! Ha! My goal is to fit into them comfortably because tons of them are SO cute, cheap and they don't all look like kids clothes. Many of them are simple, or they're distressed in certain spots. Basically, they're adorable. I've been putting off trying anything on in there because I didn't want to be depressed if I couldn't fit into the children's clothes (lol) but I bought a pair of them for one of the girls on my management team who's birthday is tomorrow. Her and I happen to be (almost) the same size, she's about a size or two smaller. It was nice to be able to try the jeans on in the comforts of my own home and not have to risk the embarrassment of having them not fit in front of my staff. I really didn't think I would be able to pull them up past my thigh! Boy, was I surprised!
Today is a resting day (ha! day two...) and I plan on getting up at 7am to run for 20 minutes tomorrow. We'll see if that happens, I'm so not a morning person. Wish me luck! :)
I hope everyone is enjoying their day off! I'm off to a BBQ with the fam for some sun, fun and yummy food!