From Couch to 5k is a program that takes total beginners and couch potatoes to 5k runners (aka 3.1 miles)
I admit I can't run! at all!
now if you're like me, this is great news. I'm a beast on the elliptical machine but put me on a treadmill and I can barely run 1 mile, well to be honest I might pass out after 1 minute, so I walk a lot, then run tiny and quit. it's not fun so I dont even bother getting on it.
How I heard about the program
After I gained 8lbs I freaked out & started using my gym membership (always had one but I hardly went). So now Ive been exercising for about 1-2month. lol wish I could tell you I lost the weight, more like I lost 4lbs, then gained about 6lbs back with all the cake, pizza and junk food I eat.
The lady who has lost almost 100lbs in 1 year
well one day after my workout, I decided to use the sauna (1st time ever ) and I met a lady who looked great in her swimwear (as I covered up my flab in my bikini ::sigh::), she was probably in her 30's or 40's and looked like she'd never missed a workout since her teens. Boy was I wrong. she's about 5'8 and used to weigh 230lb+ last summer (2008)!! and then she started working out and this year (2009) dropped to 168lbs then got a personal trainer and now (November 2009) she weighs 135 lbs!!! she's lost almost 100lbs in 1 year!
So I told her how I couldn't run & It's so sad, and gosh how I downed a bottle of whipped cream & cake, and she told me "It's okay" last week she downed a whole container of peanut butter <-yeah that made me believe her story, if you battle food, weight etc you understand.
she's currently practicing for a triathlon (swimming, biking, and running) and she's doing 1/2 an Ironman which consists of 1.2 mile Swim, 56mile Bike and 13.1 mile Run I know psycho!!!! oh for internationals that's 1,930 meter Swim, 90km Bike, and a 21k Run.
I was pretty impressed and I thought that could never be me, and she remined me she was once like me and couldn't run, and that she got started with some scientifically proven program, or study that works, and that it was free and easy to use.
How she got started running
she said the program was pretty easy to follow, that you'd run for about 30 seconds then walk about 45 seconds. sounds easy right!! even I could do that. but that you have to follow the program, and sometimes you feel like you are holding yourself back, and you want to run more, but you need to not be a show off and follow the program.
Then as time goes by, it increases how much you run and walk, and before you know it, in about 2 and a half months we could all be running our 5k race!!!!
This got me really excited!! and I have decided to start the program next week, I hope you would want to do it with me, It should be fun!! and we can keep track of our progress together. On Friday I will post the program here on my blog, the website, facebook groups, even a free itunes podcast that can walk you through, so we can all start the program next week.
so common y'all lets go from couch potatoes
let's do this!!!!!!