Sunday, May 27, 2012

Motivation Needed!

Tonight I started my Couch to 5k program.

When hubs and I met, I was a size 4. Eight years, many late night pizzas and a Grayson Boy later my ass couldn't squeeze into a 4 with a tub of Crisco and a prayer.

The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan

Do I want to be a runner? No not really. I find it boring. But I need to do something to get myself back into shape...and back into the single digit sizes. This seemed like a good place to start.

It seems pretty doable. Tonight as I got on the treadmill I said- there is no freaking way I can run for 60 seconds straight.  But to my own amazement I did (or perhaps embarrassment as Hubs was on the couch and I didn't want to collapse into a heap in front of him...Id never hear the end of that after his arse ran a half marathon).  You run three days a week for about 30 minutes total, and I can do it after Grayson goes down for the night. Lucky for me he can sleep through the thump thump of a treadmill from down the hall.

So pray for me I attempt to get my bum back into shape without killing myself first. 


  1. This is a great and doable program! Best of luck and don't forget to sign up for a 5K when you are near the end! It feels so good!
    PS I am not a runner. After going through C25K and completing (I would call it runnng loosely) I found that I am faster walking and I get just as good of a workout. I would say try at least a few 5Ks though. I have many friends that love running because of it.

  2. Good luck girl! It's a good starter program, you can do it!

  3. Good luck to you. Although I could run now that I lost the weight, but I just don't like it. It's walking fast for me - Let us know how it is going. :-)

  4. You GO girl!! I just bought a used treadmill (in great shape)and have been walking 45 minutes a day....about 2 miles. Jogging then running will happen, eventually.


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