OK so I never blogged day 1, because I didn't think about blogging it until this morning.
I decided to start jogging. I've been thinking about jogging for probably over a year now, but thinking about it doesn't get me fit. I need to exercise to get down to an ideal weight, plus I want to be reasonably fit before snowboarding season starts again - I don't want to spend the first week in agony.
So I've got about 20lb to lose, give or take. I don't expect to lose it all, partly because I'm hoping to build some muscle too.
Day 1 was hard. I have no stamina for cardio at this stage. My body just isn't used to it. I walk a third of the course. I can't even finish the last bit uphill back to the house. I feel great though - I bounce into work and don't even need coffee. Next day however was HELL. My poor legs. They're like "WTF?". I can hardly sit down without falling. Going to the bathroom is an exercise in pain. That was Wednesday (2 days ago).
Today I decided even though my legs still hurt, I've got to push through that barrier. So off I went again. It was easier today, though I could feel pain building in my muscles. The cardio nature of it was much easier - my breathing was more rhythmic and I could go further without dropping to a walk.
But when I stopped, when I got home (and I managed to jog the last stretch uphill to the house), I felt the pain. It's not a bad pain - just my muscles asking me why I'm being so cruel. But jeez I think I may need a massage now
Total weight lost so far: -3lb.
(yes that's minus, as in I put on 3lb. Last night was kw.pm with pizza)