So I REALLY need to get in shape. I've never been one of the skinny girls in life, so I'm fairly certain I never will be. However, I would like to get into shape, lose a little weight (I still carry and extra from both my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter). My husband really needs to get in shape too. However, time is a problem in this house for some reason! I think it's because we might spend too much time with our friend, technology! No, I'm not sitting on my butt typing this right now.....it's just your imagination!! :)
So this couch to 5k thing sounds like a kind of good idea as I 'think' I could get my hubby on board to do it with me. And when I say couch...I pretty much mean it in this instance. My "exercise" consists of cleaning the house a bit everyday (which still seems to be a mess most of the time as I can't keep up with these kids), keeping up with the kids (which really should be considered as some form of exercise), and an occasional dance party with the kiddos. Sometimes, I get really motivated and try a Jillian Michaels's video once in awhile...if I could stick with those, the weight would come off really fast! Unfortunately, she's not really here at my house, and her video threats just don't seem to be as effective.
So, couch to 5k starts off in what seems to be a fairly easy routine. My current problem is the nasty winter weather. I absolutely DESPISE cold weather. In fact, I am currently researching jobs for my husband in the more southern and/or warmer states (he is an audio engineer by degree, flight simulator technician by trade if any of you know of any jobs out there)!! I have no treadmill and really don't want to pay for a gym membership to run on a treadmill. So I'm trying to figure out if making this commitment is even going to work out in the winter months....maybe I can run with the Wii...but not sure that would be as effective.
Has anybody else tried this routine?? If so, did you stick with it and get results? Would love to hear your thoughts!!