So I started the Couch to 5K running program! Well I started over after 1 week so my sister could catch up. I just finished week 1 of the program yesterday and I love it so far. For the FIRST time in my life I found the courage to run on the treadmill in the gym while people were around. Seems like a small win for most people, but for me it was huge! I finally told myself that I control my future and nobody else. If people want to stare in awe, then great! If they want to stare in shock, well then that's their problem! When I am on that treadmill running I feel like I am free, I don't feel like I am in a 400 lb body. I especially love when I get about half way through the program, I feel like that's when I hit my stride. I start to pick up the pace and push myself, and it feels like I find my stride. It is such an AMAZING feeling.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the program. Week 1 consisted of the following:
3 days - 30 min each day.
5 min walking to warm up
20 min of intervals: jogging for 60 sec and walking for 90 sec
5 min walking to cool down.
here is the website to the program: http://www.coolrunning.com/
I will update you guys again after week 2!