I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve put some weight on since I moved to Germany. I blame the Northern Hemisphere winter and being exposed to gorgeous German food 24/7 as well as a complete failure to do any proper exercise. Now that summer (or what passes for summer here) is now here, I’ve decided to get my butt moving and shed these unwanted kilos.
Yet again, I’m trying my hand at running. I’ve tried multiple times to do the Couch to 5K which I manage each time to only do for a week before giving up completely. This time I’ve gone with a different approach – get my butt outside and moving for 30 minutes. It doesn’t matter how far or fast I run or how much I walk instead of running. All that matters is getting my jiggly ass moving. Strangely, this method appears to be working for me. My running pace is really slow and yet I’ve managed to more than double the distance I can run in just four runs. I’ve found that having no pressure to run for a certain time period or distance makes the whole experience rather enjoyable. I increase how far I run because I feel up to doing it not because I have to.
I’m yet to see the scales go down but I’ve only been at it for 2 weeks and at least the scale hasn’t gone up. Plus I’ve noticed I’m much more happier within myself when I go for a run in the mornings which is an added bonus I wasn’t expecting. They say it takes 4 weeks to make something a habit, so I’m halfway there.
Is anyone else trying their hand at running now that it’s summer? How are you all doing?