||[Jul. 24th, 2008|04:08 pm]
Hi everyone. Just joined this community today.
Earlier this week I faced my fears of walking/jogging in public in front of people. I had told my boyfriend I wanted to go on a walk and he told me he was going to take me to the Track @ his old high school. We're heading there and I could already see a TON of people outside. There was a soccer game going on and lots of people walking the track for exercise. I instantly became nervous and told him I didnt' want to be around a lot of people...that I felt foolish and ashamed of my plus size body and didn't want people look at me while I attempted to exercise.
He expressed to me that I need to face my fear, that I shouldn't feel ashamed because I am doing something healthy for myself and myself only. Everyone else there is doing the same thing.
SO...we go. I began walking at a fast pace. After a couple times around the track we begin jogging from 1 spot to another. Then walk it out. Then jog. Then walk. Then jog. Then walk. We completed 10 laps which = 2 1/2 miles before we called it quits.
I told my boyfriend I want to continue doing this for the remainder of the Summer. Tuesday & Thursdays are our walking/jogging days.
SO...since today is Thursday, I am meeting my boyfriend for yet another workout. I am excited this time because I know what to expect. I am going to aim for more jogging.
I need to gradually get my body back into the groove of jogging so I am starting off with a fast pace walk and move into a slight jog. I am not a runner. BUT I figure eventually I'll get used to even a light jog and can get into running...but that won't be for awhile.
I also need to practice my breathing when jogging. Eek.
I am aiming for 3 miles of walking/jogging today.
Hope everybody is doing well! Good luck on your exercises!