To run or not to run…


After watching the incredible achievements of the contestants on the UK’s Biggest Loser last night, I felt motivated and inspired. One of the top Personal Trainer’s on the show, Richard Callender, said the best way to beat the bulge is to get running.

Now I can’t run very far at all. I can do about 2-3 minutes in total then I need a rest. But if it gets my heart rate up and my sweat on it’s got to be a good thing right? So, after having a mooch on the WW website, I’ve come across an 8 week plan to move me from walking to running.

Getting going
Always start your session with a brisk walk for at least five minutes to prepare and warm up the body, then gently stretch your legs before beginning your run/walk.
Week one: warm up, walk for 4 minutes, run for 2 minutes x 3 sets
Week two: warm up, walk for 4 minutes, run for 2 minutes x 4 sets
Week three: warm up, walk for 4 minutes, run for 3 minutes x 4 sets
Weeks four & five: warm up, walk for 4 minutes, run for 4 minutes x 4 sets
Weeks six & seven: warm up, walk for 4 minutes, run for 5 minutes x 4 sets
Week eight: walk for four minutes, run for 6 minutes x 4 sets.

 Doesn’t look too scary does it? I think I just need to increase my stamina. If I can do 3 hours of Zumba then I can surely run for more than 3 minutes at a time. So, I’m going to give it a go. I’m not sure how I’ll fair but I’m going to go for it. Wish me luck! {sig}

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  • Reply Simon 15/03/2012 at 4:28 am

    Go for it, I started running seriously only this year and every run I improve. I know what 3 hours of Zimbabwe feels like so running will be a breeze. Try using an application on you phone to track your progress, I use Runkeeper, before you know it you’ll be entering races. Good luck :)

  • Reply Lauren - Big Eejit 15/03/2012 at 7:57 am

    That looks perfect, I did a similar plan when I did my first Race for Life. Running is brilliant, you will see changes in your body esp your legs. It’s great to get out and clear the head and feel the wind in your hair. Go for it!

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