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So I would LOVE to be one of those people who love running...
But I'm SOOO not I hate running! I don't like exercising in general but I can tolerate other things (I actually like the row machine and bodycombat classes) but overall..no thanks
Which is why I am overweight. My diet isnt horrible...could be better but not that bad
Anyways long story short I am trying (really hard) to get into and learn to enjoy running...not only for weight loss benefits but Just for stamina and endurance which is pitiful right now.
Any suggestions? I tried c25k and eh I can do it but it definitely pushes me and I've read alot that when you first start out you shouldnt feel too exhausted after your walk/run
I'm looking into the Jeff Galloway method...anyone try this? or have any other advice??
Gonna try to workout outside today..have always used my treadmill but I hate the treadmill, I always feel like it makes it harder
Getting into any work out routine can be really hard. What always works best for me is setting aside a certain time every day or 3 times a week or however often you want to work out and trying to stick to that plan. I usually start by making sure I have good running shoes (bad ones/ old ones can cause all sorts of problems), some comfortable running clothes, music with running headphones, and a stop watch. Then I start by going to the course I intend to run and walking it the first week however far I hope to run. I think a huge key is to start slowly. Going into it too fast will leave you very soar and not wanting to return. Then I try and make a game out of it basically trying to run faster or farther every time but not by too much. Listening to my favorite play lists really helps and just trying to improve every time. Last year I started at 2 x 12 minute miles and ended up at 3 x 9 minute miles. Just having the goals made it so much easier for me. That is how I get into running and I usually dont fall out of it until something major happens once I get in the routine. Maybe we can help each other stick to it I started the walking last week and did my first 2 mile jog Sunday.
I started out with the c25k a few years back.... def get good shoes. Last thing you want is a injury..you'll really hate it then! lol Here's a site I order my shoes from. You will go thru a survey about your feet and depending on your answers they will give you a selection of shoes that are good for you. Road Runner Sports: The Best Top-Brand Running Shoes & Running Gear
I'm just back into running the last couple months after more than a years break.. My asthma in the winter is what forced me to really stop and then laziness set in after that I'm really trying to make myself do 4-5 days a week. I don't do mornings! I am NOT a morning person and I feel horrible when I run in the mornings so....... I've been known to run as late as midnight (yea most people say I'm crazy), but not really this go round. It's anywhere from mid-day to early evening ....
I'll have to google this other method you're talking about.......
Oh, I have a Nike Sports band that goes with a sensor you tie on your shoe and it tracks, mileage, pace, calories etc...not heart rate though.
Good luck to you!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 'Blessings' by Laura Story (What if trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise) Glorious Ruins
Start small. They key is to not overdue it the first few weeks or else you'll end up hating it.
Jeff Galloway method is a great starting point, too. I second what Linny said about getting decent quality shoes. You don't need to spend a lot -- don't be lured by $125 shoes, that's not necessary for what you're doing. However I would recommend if you do have a place near you that fits your feet, do that instead of going to just a regular shoe store.
Please PM me if you have any questions about running, I'd love to help!
I too would LOVE to get into running. Everyone I know who is a runner loves it and I frequently have dreams where I'm running with ease and it's so peaceful. Of course when I run when I'm awake I'm huffing and puffing and more concerned about my body jiggling than actually running lol.
I've never been a runner, so I don't really have any running advice. However, if you decide running is not for you, I'd like to recommend brisk walking on an incline on the treadmill. (I know you said you are bored with the treadmill, but I find it's tolerable if you listen to music or watch TV while you are on it. You can also always walk up hills, outside.)
Since I started my workout routine, I've lost 45 lbs. I was overweight when I started, but I'm back down to a normal weight for my height now. I'd still like to lose a little more. If you have any questions or need a workout buddy, please feel free to PM me.
I am not a runner but I am swimmer I started out slowly when I was trying to lose weight to officially start TTC and found that running at my then current weight (295) was hurting me like whoa. So a friend suggested swimming laps to get my cardio and that was what worked for me. My goal was to be 199 lbs when I started TTC so it did take awhile but in the very much worth it. In the last 2 years I have gone from almost 300 lbs to 195 lbs. I am still not at the correct BMI for my height but heck not where I once was. You can do if you set your mind to it. Do not think of it as a task but rather an activity you and your DH can do together
Ditto the comment about making it into a game, and every time you run just trying to one up yourself a little bit from the time before. That's one thing that motivated me.
Things I do to try to make it enjoyable... definitely have to have some good fast tempo music, and I will run in a park for the scenery and fresh air when it's nice out... If it's super hot or super cold, I just do my time on the treadmill or elliptical at the gym... which works out because I can also mess around with the weight machines. Really I have no idea what I'm doing with those though .
Honestly, I don't even think running is all that great... it's high impact and tough on your joints and just stresses your body in general, but it's such a straight forward thing to do and hard to completely screw up, that that's why I run. If I knew how to get in shape doing something else, I would, but running is the best way I know to really exert myself. If you don't like running, there are other ways to achieve the same goal.