So a younger cousin of mine has asked me to start a running program with him. God knows, I need to be in better shape. I've been doing a lot of sitting on the couch and not enough time being active. I feel a little lumpy. Other than walking all over Six Flags and around Dallas last week, the most exercise I've had is walking from the sofa to the fridge and clicking through television channels. I see hot guys at the top of their game on the sports and on gay websites, and it has inspired me to get in shape once again. I've let myself go too long. But let's face it, I'm not in any shape to lace up my shoes and go for a run. If I did, I'd have pains in my side, wouldn't be able to catch my breath and would barely be able to make it around the block.
I could quit and go back to life as a couch potato, but I don't want to do that. I've also never been motivated enough to work out regularly on my own, so when my cousin suggested we follow the Zero-to-5K Running Plan, I thought it would be a good idea. The nine-week program is designed to enable me to transform my sedentary lifestyle into an active one where I can run for 30 minutes or 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). The plan's structure is supposed to prevent new runners from giving up and at the same time challenges them to continue moving forward.
We are planning to start on Monday. I may not be able to lose a lot of the weight I want to, but I want to be in better shape. I want to be healthier, and if I get the physical part going then I know I can get the nutritional part of my life under control too.
Have any of my readers put there ever tried one of the Zero-(sometimes called Couch)-to-5K running plans? If you have, I'd love to know your experience. Is there anyone else trying to venture into a healthier lifestyle?
Hopefully, I will be off to the races before I know it.