I've got back into running more times than I've had hot dinners and at my weight that's A LOT of hot dinners!
I started on a walk run plan and have found that having the end goal in sight was a real motivation.
I've also joined the gym so I'm hitting the cross trainer and bike plus a few light reps on the weights several times a week and i already feel better for it both in everyday life and my running.
I went out with my brother over christmas and managed about 6k in total on an undulating muddy path. (I did walk on the hills). I'll be continuing with the gym to help lower my weigh to stop me pounding my shins and ankles.
Don't be afraid to repeat a week if you say miss a couple of runs and don't beat yourself up if you really don't feel like going. If this happens and it's just a can't be *rsed feeling maybe just go out for 10mins...you may feel once out you want to continue or if not you can pat yourself on the back for actually doing something. Remember 10 mins one night is 10 more mins than if you had not gone!
Well, 3.5lbs this week..... The only things I can think of for this are that I've been dog-sitting this week so extra long walkies and a few hills thrown in there for good measure too. I know it'll settle down for next weeks weigh in.
I'm 2 runs in to week six of my 5k plan and although I'm still the wrong side of 16st (by 4st!) it amazes me how epic I feel getting out there and running.
I seem to have had severeal breaks from running over the last 10 years or so. I'm now setting some goals so to have actually something to aim for, other than just fitness, weight, enjoying being outside.