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Psyching myself out


Saturday, July 14, 2012

I completed the Spark People Couch to 5K Walking Program a week ago today with a walk of 3.27 miles. I got a tremendous high and sense of accomplishment to be able to successfully complete something that I started and quit so many times before. Well when I finished that program, I left that team and joined the Official 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I am having trouble getting started on it. I keep meaning to, then I find an excuse not to. I have really been thinking about it and I am really starting to think I am just psyching myself out. I could do the walking, I walk all the time. Something about taking the step from walking to jogging, then eventually to running (hopefully) is making me nervous. I really want to do it. I want to be a runner. But I can't seem to find a way around this mental stumbling block.

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GOLOPTIOUS 7/16/2012 12:30PM

    The best way I've found to stop psyching myself out is to just do it. It all starts with one step and you CAN do it!

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LESSNESS1 7/14/2012 6:13PM

    i know just what you mean i have the same problem, i'ev been working on my weight and getting my g.e.d since 2008 and so far i'ev got 3 out of five test done as for the weight ha well you see i'm still here,but back to you.i so proud of you . emoticon

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MAPLECANDY3 7/14/2012 6:09PM

    I dont think its necessary to up your goals all the time - sometimes its good to push until you hit a goal, and then take some time enjoying the accomplishment until your confidence grows.

dont worry about the new program, just keep walking 3.27 mlie walk for a few weeks, you will get there!!

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NESARIAN 7/14/2012 5:57PM

    I think myself out of good things for me also. Sometimes, I have to just NIKE it ~ JUST DO IT. No thinking, just action. I am on day 3 of my C25K program so it is early for me to comment maybe. For myself, I sometimes have to just go for it!

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DONEDARCY 7/14/2012 5:47PM

   
I'm glad that you see it for what it really is, a mental stumbling block.

I don't know about you, but I am sort of used to thinking of myself as a loser.
Someone who is undisciplined and cannot possibly lead a healthy life for the duration.
We are liars. We CAN do this. Best wishes to you on your journey, you're doing well!!

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