Are you on a team that is geared towards how much you want to lose? That might help.
I do not believe the 100# to lose is a reason to not try running though. ON2VICTORY runs and he lost that much and is still losing.
I would suggest maybe you go slower in how long your run etc. If you google the couch to 5K, there is a 9 week program and then a longer program, like 15-16 weeks? Perhaps the longer time frame would better fit you so you do not injure yourself.
I used to run but it has been years!!! I want to start running again. I bought an app for my phone to help out but I am always hearing that being 100 pounds overweight I shouldn't be running because it is too hard on the body.
I think I am just going to go for it, but don't want to do something stupid and hurt myself. Any ideas? I walk 1 or 2 miles a day and always feel like I want to take off running. I appreciate any input.
T.G.I.F. Thank God I'm Forgiven!
current weight: 256.2
Fitness Minutes: (116,227) Posts: 19,103 2/16/12 11:46 A
I've never been a very athletic person. I was always one of the last people to finish the mile run in PE class, sometimes while half of the class was already heading back inside. I've always found it difficult to run for more than a few minutes. I feel like I can't breathe and have no choice but to walk.
In 2011, I decided to get moving and get healthy once and for all. The elliptical machine and I have become good friends. It gives me a great workout, but I want to be able to run. I use the treadmill occasionally, usually for a fast walk with a few 2-3 minutt periods of jogging mixed in.
I bought my first pair of running shoes and went for a walk in them tonight. They feel good, and I want to put them to use. Also, I work next to one of the best places to run or walk in the area. I don't want to waste that opportunity, but I'm a bit nervous about switching from the conmfort of an indoor environment to the outdoor weather.
I would love to hear any tips you can share to help me get started. I'm not so concerned about speed, but for now I would like to be able to run a mile without walking. Please help me make the transition from walking on the treadmill to running outside. Thanks!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.