I was at a loss when it came to running as well.
I absolutely hated it because of failed attempts in the past, which left me gasping for air like a beached whale and my knees would burn up inside at night.
Surprisingly, what got me to like running was not a trainer or steady practice on a treadmill - I simply went outside and... did it. I put on comfortable (but cute) workout clothes to look and feel good in, strapped on an armband and put on my favorite fast songs, and started walking in a nearby park. When I felt like running a bit, I did. When I wanted to walk, I did. I went slow, fast, slow, fast... then faster, then a little faster... and nothing was forced. I did everything when both my mind and body wanted it.
Also, a friend introduced me to an incredibly helpful app to download on my phone. It's called "Strava" and it's free - you turn on your GPS, go walk/run outside, and the app maps out your path wherever you go AND tracks your walking/running time and distance. Believe me, seeing your logged runs pile up over the next few days and weeks really motivates you to go out and do it again and again! It makes you feel accomplished and proud.
Last note - stretch AFTER your run, not before. Stretching cold muscles can cause injury!
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