Fitness Plan for the Beginner

It’s the weekend!!!  Woo hoo!  What a great time to talk about.. fitness!

Wait what?

Oh I know, you thought you were coming here today to get a fun cocktail recipe for this weekend’s pool party.  Well since I hate to disappoint, here are a few,

Strawberry Mojito  :  Pink Shandy  :  Mango Margarita

Happy?  Great!  Now let’s talk about Monday’s diet plan.  Ugh, grumble, booooo.  But we only talk about starting a diet on a Sunday evening when we feel really bad about ourselves.  You know the drill.

Well here’s an idea.  Let’s have a great weekend, maybe make a few lower calorie recipes for the BBQ, one or two of the drinks mentioned above, then start a great workout plan on Monday?

I put together this workout plan when I wanted to start jogging.  Don’t ask me why I wanted to start jogging, up until the day I decided I wanted to start doing it I thought jogging was a modern form of torture.  But who knows, that Sunday afternoon after perhaps a bit too much eggs benedict (oh I love eggs benedict!), I decided I’m going to start jogging.  So I started researching on Pinterest for a plan.  Obviously.  Well here’s the thing with the plans, when I have tried them before (which is an embarrassing amount of times, I’ll confess) I felt they escalated really quickly.  Ok maybe it’s me, but they seemed to go from a nice jog 1 min, walk 2 min pace, to jog 8 minutes, walk 30 seconds.  Umm, what?!

So here’s the trouble I found, I would start the plan, be ok for a week or two then it started getting really hard.  So I’d get frustrated and give up.  And I know I know, power through, don’t give up, blah blah blah.  But let’s be honest here, if we all powered through and didn’t give up, we’d all be a size 2.  But that’s not the case is it?  Sure, I should have powered through.  But just like a lot of other people I’m sure, I didn’t.  Fitness has always been my Achilles heel.  When it got a bit too hard, I gave up.  This time I took the plan however and modified it.  I’m not saying let’s make it super easy of course, but I wanted to make it doable and not overwhelming.  And you know what, it isn’t overwhelming and it is TOTALLY DOABLE!  Are those angels singing?

Ok this plan is not a run a half marathon in 8 weeks kind of deal.  This plan is for the beginner runner.  My goal when I started out was just to run for 30 minutes.  And so that’s our goal with this plan.

You can download the plan here

Fitness Starter Plan

You know what’s weird about running?  Ok, so for the first 4-5 times, yes, it was sort of modern day torture.  But after my run, you know what, I felt really proud of myself.  And then after those first few runs, I found myself looking forward to the jogs.  No really.  Ok, if someone had told me this, I wouldn’t have believed them either, but it’s true!

Ok, so who’s with me? Monday, come hang out with me on Instagram and show me your treadmill or running shoe or holding your side in pain (just kidding!) pic.  Tag #afoodieruns so I can check them out!  See you Monday!!

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2 Responses to Fitness Plan for the Beginner

  1. Grace says:

    Awesome! See you Monday on the gram

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