Walking And Running Is A Great Way To Lose Weight If You’re Overweight And Jogging Alone Is Too Difficult
I started running by walking for an hour on a treadmill at the local gym.
I would start jogging for 30 seconds at a time when no-one else was looking and just kept trying to increase the time I could spend running each time I came to the gym.
The more you walk, the easier it will be to run in future, especially if you increase the speed and the incline on a treadmill. Now that I’m a fairly experienced runner, I can safely say that running is easier than walking was back when I was 280lbs.
I always thought that I’d struggle with running, but it has not been the case. The more that you put into it and the more you stick with an exercise program, the better your results will be.
It can be really difficult to keep your motivation high if you don’t see immediate results, but don’t give in regardless of how tough it gets. Rather than quit the gym or your running program altogether, try something less strenuous, go easier on yourself and enjoy what you’re doing.
If running seems impossible to you as an overweight beginner, then you’re not alone.
I was really terrified of making the transition from walking on the treadmill to jogging outside. It seemed like a completely different world out there. Outdoor running was something that I just didn’t do.
But eventually it came to me. It all started with walking on the treadmill, feeling good within myself and trying to jog when it felt right.
Eventually you’ll be able to do the same if you just keep going with it.
Remember, every forward step is progress!