Hello all, I was so disheartened with losing only half a pound last week despite completing 8 exercise classes and incorporating walking into my daily routine (parking the car 15 mins away from work) that I have started the couch to 5k NHS challenge today.
The reason I have started this is that jogging is one of the best ways to lose weight and I so want to lose the last 2.5 stone at a rate of more than half a pound a week
The plan is posted online and is a 9 week training package to get you from the couch to 5k (running for 30 mins continuously) in that time.
I am overweight but am undertaking a lot of cardiovascular exercise hence thought that I would be able to cope with the plan for the first week which is a 20 min session every other day where you walk briskly for 5 mins as a warm up then jog for 60 seconds followed by walking for 90 seconds for a period of 20 mins......................................... how wrong was I !!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was tough, if you are an ex-smoker and overweight and not very fit running for 60 seconds every 90 seconds for 20 mins is harder than you think but boy did I feel good afterwards, would love to hear from anyone else that is doing it, hoping it will help me to get fit and lose the weight that I want quicker, am still going to walk and do about 5 aerobics/zumba classes a week........ will keep you all posted