Can un-sporty people become sporty ?
Couch potato to full steam ahead.
In my previous post here I told you guys for my first ever jogging experience and my desperation to get fit and healthy after years of a sedentary lifestyle. I asked the question- Can un-sporty people become sporty? I am still trying to find the answer to this one.
I went out for my second ever jog yesterday, one day after my first ever jog and thought that since I got the first one over and done with the second one would be better. I was wrong! I didn't think it would be possible for my fitness to be worse than it was on the first day but it was.
I am not letting this deter me from jogging. I am going to stick with it for at least a month before deciding whether or not it is for me. The way I see it, as a bookworm all my life, I have a rule when it comes to reading books. Even if I hate the opening page or first chapter I never give up on a book until at least a third of the way in. If it doesn't grab my attention by then I feel I gave it a chance, I will treat jogging the way I have treated new books. I won't give up until I have at least given it a chance!
I was surfing the web last night reading up on the benefits of jogging and how people go for hour long jogs at a time and I have to say it sounds so appealing to be able to jog for a long length of time. Not only for health reasons but also just to have that time to yourself to think and problem solve or just reflect. I hope I can build myself up to that level but I feel like that's a level which you build yourself up to over years.
At the moment it is still a couple of minutes brisk walking and then a couple of minutes running for me. My boyfriend offered to come out for a jog with me today but I am hesitant. He is super fit and does team sports and everything. I am embarrassed for him to see me all hot and bothered and out of breath. If anything he should be the person I should be least embarrassed in front of. We will have been together for seven years this March but even still is this the one thing I am not comfortable letting him help me with? Am I being silly?
Thanks for reading !
Let me know your thoughts on jogging.