Saturday, November 12, 2011

This week I am grateful for.... a healthy living challenge

Earlier this week, I blogged about an exciting offer from Soup Marketing to take part in a new program hosted by the Heart Foundation. Mums United is encouraging Mums across Australia to unite in their quest to raise a healthy, active family. This project couldn't have come at a better time and for that I am very grateful! I have been ummmming and aaaaaahing for months now about returning to a healthier and happier lifestyle. With a burgeouning business and two little cherubs I just haven't been able to set a date and commit. Oh how simple in form motivation can sometimes be!

When my Soup pack arrived I excitedly set a number of healthy living challenges for myself and my family for the month of November. Starting with me, and my dream for months now: getting off the couch and into running 5kms. The C25K program is very simple in premise, and amazingly simple in execution. Start with 20 minutes, three times a week and alternate 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. The program follows the concept of interval training and promises to have you running 5 km in just nine weeks. 

If you're like me and feel a little allergic to running, I guarantee you will be surprised! I downloaded the C25K iPhone app (there's many, I chose the one from Bluefin software) and it gives me handy prompts while pumping out my favourite tunes. Early Monday morning I pulled on my trusty joggers and set out for my first run in........ erm five years....? By Wednesday I was already addicted to the rush of early morning exercise. Ahhhhh adrenalin, how I have missed thee! Week 2 of C25K is much the same as Week 1 and I'm secretly hoping that this fresh burst of exercise will help me in my ultimate goal of shedding some unwanted kilos just in time for summer.

I hope you too are having a week to be grateful for. Why not pop on over to Maxabella Loves and share in the fun xx


  1. Chrissy, as a somewhat recent graduate of the C25K program I just wanted to wish you all the best. I have since moved onto the B210K program, currently running about 9K three times a week. I have lost some kilos on the way, but most importantly have gained an incredible sense of accomplishment, as well as feeling energised, fit and healthy. Good luck to you.

  2. It's so exciting embarking on fresh goals. I've recently joined the local pool (not so easy for you I imagine) and I'm getting up at 5.45am four times a week to do deep water aqua aerobics. I've never been a morning person, but once I'm in the shower afterwards (and it's still only 7am) I feel AMAZING! Best of luck... I'm going to check out your links...

  3. We share like-minded thoughts Chrissy! I too have downloaded the c25k program to my just to work up the courage to start! Its always the first day that stumps me! Good luck and I will be following your progress! oh the pressure....

  4. Sounds like an awesome program - you go girl xo


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