From as far back as I can remember I have been overweight and have attempted one diet after another to try to become that skinny girl I always dreamed of being. I'm starting this blog in hopes of using this as my motivational tool to finally change my lifestyle and get healthy. Feel free to cheer me on, give me advice or criticize me if need be. I'm way tougher on myself than anyone else can be on me.
I wrote a post yesterday about my walking becoming to easy and how I wanted to start interval training to build up my endurance to jog. Well tonight I did it. I wanted someone in my family to go with me because honestly I was really embarassed to be out jogging by myself but noone wanted to go so I was all on my own. I began my exercise as normal by walking for a few minutes to warm up and then I looked around to make sure noone was watching and I started a slow jog. I was actually doing pretty good until I came to a hill and then I felt like I was going to die. I tried to push through as much as I could but when I couldn't take it anymore I resumed my walking. Switching between jogging and walking I managed to do 1.8 miles in 25 minutes. I definitely felt this workout and will be continuing with my interval training until I can run the whole 2 miles around my neighborhood.
I'm so glad that I didn't let my embarassment stop me and even though I worried what others were thinking about someone my size running I know that I'm going to be healthier and eventually slimmer.