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New Member! [Jul. 24th, 2008|04:08 pm]
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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!


[User Picture]From: niobe
2008-07-25 04:25 am (UTC)
welcome to the community!

you should try couch to 5k! http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

it's helped me a lot. i'm not much of a "runner" either. i jog slowly, but i'm getting there!
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[User Picture]From: lissafoss
2008-07-25 07:29 am (UTC)
Well done!
getting started it the hardest bit. Its also great that you have someone to do it with you.

Dont worry about how slow you jog, it really doesnt matter once you get into it. Running slower for longer makes me feel better the a short fast run.

I found following a program to start with really helped me. It kept me motivated that i was improving and also stopped me trying to do too much too soon.

Good luck!
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