Tuesday, 10 November 2009

My aim is to Move

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One of the Principles with Beyond Chocolate is Move. I have decided to take up walking in a more energetic way, with an aim to start running. The book I bought to guide me in my aim is "Running and Walking for Women over 40" by Kathrine Switzer. It gives you all sorts of tips on healthy, clothing and various programmes to get you on your way.

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My daughter and I started on the walking programme last week. So far we are keeping up and we are determined to get out there in any weather necessary to do our 3 times a week. Sunday it was 6 degrees C, I found it a little hard going with the breathing as I had a cold, but we did it. And we are enjoying it, even doing the cool down exercises.

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My aim is to keep up with the book and to end up jogging, which sounds amazing to me, but I know we will do it. Think I will need a sports bra when the jogging starts!

2 comments:

Angela2932 said...

I need this inspiration! I seem to get injured even with walking, so I'm definitely going to check out this book at Amazon. TFS.

Cat said...

Good for you!! You may also like to google 'couch to 5k'

I went from only being able to jog for 1 minute at a time with a 3 minute break between each jog to jogging 30 minutes at a time in about 8 weeks.

I used the couch to 5k principles and downloaded Robert Ullrey's podcast which got me going until I was confident enough to devise my own program.

Keep up the good work and be very proud of yourself! I would definitely recommend a sports bra and also some proper running shoes - most running stores will assess your gait and fit you with a great pair - it made a huge difference for me!!