2 1/2 years and 3 kids (2 pregnancies) later, I am finding myself about 10 pounds heavier than I was when I got married. I am also way too much of a couch potato. Years ago, I would walk all the time. My weight has fluctuated up and down over the last 16 years, from about 40 punds less than I am now to 15 pounds heavier than I currently am. Another twin mom mentioned that she is doing the couch to 5K program and after looking at it, I figured it was a very doable program. I have always wanted to start running, but never have. I decided that I would start this program and at least it would give me something to follow. I am hopeful that by the end of 9 weeks (according to this program) I will be able to run a 5K.
Today was my 1st day of my CT5K program. I followed it exactly and found it pushiing my limits a little, but not so bad that I couldn't handle it. My goal is to either do this program before the kids get up in the morning or while they are napping. It's only 3 times a week so I should be able to get to it.
Wish me luck with getting a little healthier!