Hi everyone, I'm new to the site and grateful for any encouragement you can offer. I'm in my late 20s and have done some 5k running in the past on and off. But, Am not the sporty type and have always found it hard creating positive habits of things... Anyway I went out today for. 3 mile run, with some short bits of walking to regain my breath and I feel fab
I was just so sick of being stuck indoors feeling wobbly and lethargic. It's done the trick. So, question is how do I create a habit of it? What I'd like to do is (bear with me here)... - aim for 3 times a week, 30 mins ish? - concentrate on time rather than distance ran - try and lose about 7lbs, mostly xmas weight, I am 5'8.5 and weigh 10st 7lbs. I'm not sure how long that will take? - more and more use running as a stress relief method To do this, some of my challenges will be: - keeping motivated in the cold and dark, and I don't like running with music either for safety reasons - I smoke socially about once a week, and enjoy it, I can't see me stopping totally if I'm honest (I know that's bad) - being vegetarian, I'll have a protein shake after my runs - I'm already doing that, is it necessary? How can I try and make a positive habit out of this? Any advice or comments on the above would be amazing. Thank you.