Everything you need to know to start running today!

Running only requires will and persistence. It is an excellent way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. With these 9 tips you will be ready to start running.

Always Believe you can!

- Leave no room for doubt to creep in. Say I am a Runner! Not ands or buts.

Find the right shoes

- When you’re starting out find a really comfortable walking shoe and as you progress find a brand that you trust and like. When you are ready to invest in a great pair of running shoes, find a running store that can do proper fittings, then find that shoe on a discount.

Just Relax

- Running although it may seem intense, it really is relaxing just into your own groove. Create a rhythm

Stretch Properly

- Stretch before and after any exercise, especially running. The goal is to be injury-free plus it improves your flexibility

Shake it up

- Yes, I love running but I also like yoga and crossing training workouts. It’s about getting your body moving so that you can stay healthy

Eat properly

- Diets don’t work. They do more harm than good. So, train your mind to think “I am fueling my body when I eat and I don’t eat no junk” Be sure than your body is being filled with green leafy vegetables, fruits and nutrients.

Drink loads of water

- I know you hear this a lot, but it is that important. Some say drink your weight in ounces of water so if you weight 200lbs try to drink 200oz of water. That’s like 10 / 20oz bottles of water of a period of 16 hours. That’s a little of a bottle and a half an hour. If you’re not drinking water now just gradually start drinking more and more water each day. Now me personally I aim for a gallon of water day. That is 128oz and I believe that is sufficient.

Start gradually

- Walk, Jog, then Run. If you haven’t been training or have never really ran don’t just do a 5k (3.1 miles) on day 1. Start consistently walking, add in jogging then before you know it your jog has speed up naturally to a run. Go at your own pace not anyone else. You are your own competition

Think in minutes not miles

- The easiest way to eat an elephant is one bit at a time. I don’t not advocate eating animals especially not those majestic creatures, however the point is to take it step by step! Minute by minute. Adding a few more minutes each day. We’re building for the long haul not some quick fix. And before you know it you’re running a 5k, then a 10k then a half-marathon.

I designed the 7 day Kick Start Challenge for everyone and anyone. Even if you haven’t been working out or just thinking about making some moves. It is a gradual workout which increases in time. Also, it can be modified for a more advanced workout by adding more sets or moving faster.

Remember to always, plan your success, track your success, and share your success.

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