Off The Couch and On The Move!

One thing that has always been on my list of things to accomplish is to run a 5k.  That’s right, to jog the entire 3.2 miles without stopping.  I am aiming low.  I don’t want to win a prize or beat everyone.  I just want to finish the race.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you might know that getting healthy is on of my New Years resolutions.   I am doing pretty well since I’ve gotten down to my pre-baby weight, which is roughly a 40 pound loss.  I have been eating healthy (for the most part) and I felt it’s time to add more exercise to my daily routine.

A coworker came up to me recently and asked if I’ve ever thought about running a 5k race.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so!  I took this as affirmation that I am meant to fulfill this goal now. So we started on a Couch to 5k plan that my husband found online.  We just finished our first week and I feel great!  I can only jog for 3 minutes straight so far, but it’s a start!  The plan we are using can be found here.

I already feel like I I have more energy and it makes me want to exercise more throughout the day.  It also helps me sleep better at night.  It’s pretty awesome because when we first started (we always walk/jog for 30 minutes) we didn’t get very far but by the end of this first week, we are walking/jogging 3 miles in 30 minutes!

I can’t stress how nice it is having a workout buddy.  We really hold each other accountable and motivate one another.  We are waking up at 5:45am each morning to walk, so we need some motivation!  I can’t wait to reach my goal and jog for our 5k.  I’ll keep you updated and if you have any tips, please share!

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