An Easty Introduction of Running in your Workouts!

IMG_8667Hi you guys, how are you?

I’m Gaby and i’m new at this blogging thing!!

My sister in-law, Yoggi, convinced me to join-in the healthy blogging team, and to share my experiences with u!

Well,  I love exercising, it makes you feel good and it makes you look good so it’s a win-win, isn’t ?

When I first started this fitness/healthy life style I was kinda lost about what to do, and how to do it!  So I went looking for help with trainers; at first, it was horrible!! No one would pay attention to me because I was chubby and unfit, and that made me feel a little bad about myself…but I knew I had to keep my head up and push throug, so  I continued to search  for someone with the knowledge and experience that I needed and wanted!

When I finally found the right trainer, stared loosing weight  and seeing changes in my body, I became motivated to do more and more! But I knew I had to start little by little, and slowly introduce new activities my workout rutines; so I tried running first, it was something different  and challenging, and let me tell you something, I LOVED IT!!!

When u finish the feeling the adrenaline that sensation that you can do anything and conquer the world (lol)!!!

IMG_8671So, if you want to try and add running into your fitness or workout routines, but you’ve never done it and don’t really know how to start,  here are some tips that helped me get started and even prepared me to run my first 10k!

Week 1: To start out and get some cardio progress going I recommend intervals of 5 mins walking  and 1-2 mins running; so walk for 5 mins, then run for 1-2 mins, walk and run, walk and run….do it for about 20 min or 30 mins.

Week 2:  Start walking 3 mins and then run for 2 mins, again in intervals for 2o mins.

Week 3:  By this time, hopefully, after all that training your body will ask you for more, your resistance will have increased and you will have to challenge yourself more. So, walk 1 min and run 5 mins, in intervals for 20 mins.

IMG_8672Week 4: Time to see what we’ve got! Run for the entire 20 min; after this week, simply start pushing yourself and try to run a couple mins more each day!

I stared that abut a year ago and today I can run 10k or run on a treadmill at the gym for 45-60 min!! Seeing my Progress is the best reward!

I hope I can help some of you through your own fitness and health journey!

Ps: if you live near some park o some place nice with view, Run There!!! It’s so good to clear your head and play some good tracks too, these little tricks help you stay motived during your runs!! I live in Venezuela and this is one of parks I like to run in…check out the scenery!!

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Gaby.