Part of finding my healthy is finding an exercise routine that fits my busy schedule. I don’t have a lot of time during the day to spare, so I decided to start a program called “couch to 5k”. My friends and I have decided to run a 5k this October, and I have some work to do to prepare for it. I am on Week one, day 3 of the program, and I must say, I am loving it. It’s actually pretty simple. You warm up by walking 5 minutes, then you jog for one minute and walk for a minute and a half. You go back and forth with this for 20 minutes then finish with a five minute cool down. The only down side is that instead of doing the program three times a week as suggested, I want to do it every day. And since I am carrying around some extra poundage, my knees are starting to hate me.
But I grind my teeth and push through the pain. I’m pretty sure as I lose weight and become stronger, my knees won’t hold such a grudge against me. 🙂
I think it’s always nice to have a visible goal to work toward instead of just starting something and going at it with no idea where you will end up. At least in my experience, I find that while doing this, I become unmotivated and go on a search for something else which almost always ends up with me not doing anything. So, now that I know I need to be able to run a 5k by October, I have a reason to get up and exercise!
Still I am doing my yoga pretty much every day. I find it easier to do in the mornings before my kids are awake. And the other positive is that I am in a good relaxed mood before being thrown into my hectic schedule! 🙂
And as usual, I am just taking things one day at a time! Good luck to all of your in your journey!