I'm going to do it. I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I always wanted to do something like this, but always put it off. I need a change. Seize the day!
I'm going to start the Couch to 5km.
Sure I'm a lemming, but it's for a good reason. I'm persisting with my exercise plan that I started with the Wii Fit at Christmas. I feel a lot better now that I exercise--little joint pains have gone away, I have less tummy troubles, I have more energy even though I'm getting up almost an hour earlier to work out, I've lost 7lbs and I look pretty good.
But like the Wii Fit before it, the 30 Day Shred is getting tiresome. I'm back to level 2 after my vacation and it's still kicking my ass, but me and Jillian need some time apart. I need a new challenge.
Enter Couch to 5km.
I've never been a runner (aside from gym class and playing some rec sports like Rugby), but I like the idea of running. Runners seem to have a discipline I don't believe I have (though I probably do) and there's something so easy about it--put on shoes and a good bra, grab the ipod and go.
C25k also works with my time contraints. I have about 40 minutes to work out in the morning (including the stumbling out of bed and getting dressed part) and this is about 30 minutes. And there's a plan. I like fixed workouts because I don't want to have to think about it.
I can still Shred on a rainy day too. It's just adding some goat cheese to my salad so to speak (or if it's not fun, radishes to my salad-ew).
I'm starting tomorrow morning. You heard it here first.
I see there are iPhone apps. Any recommendations? It's already better if my favourite gadet is involved. I also plan to treat myself to something nice at Lululemon if I do this for 2 weeks.