Couch to 5k free ap for wannabe athletes. HA! – is it possible, you ask? I also had my doubts. Can pigs fly? Certainly not. But this one is a shoo-in. Basically, you can’t go wrong.
Most expats I know are not great fans of the sweaty gym. Been there, done that before. And as much as it was exciting to see the hard bodies of their peers, it’s gotten a little passe. By now the majority of us have our partners and mates, husbands and wives and just being (or getting) into shape is the primary motivation.
I too fit into this group and got really turned on to a not-so-new application that is certainly new-to-me – the COUCH TO 5K ap.
FIRST, a little perspiration
The Couch to 5k Free Ap is a little like Santa. It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you are awake – and it senses when you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing.
For example, my pup was in desperate need of attention and the Ap asked me: “shall we continue this or not?” Of course, I paraphrased, but you get the point.
Instead of scolding, it pleasantly offers to abort the workout. OK, life happens! It is ok to say, I changed my mind. And the Ap allows you to do this, guilt free.
Free as free can be for the downloading, the Couch to 5k free Ap spells out how, in only 9 weeks, you and I can reach the level of actually running a 5k.
There is a new running club being set up in our community and I’d sure like to take part in that and not collapse at the finish line. Staying fit is important because life goes on, and on, and on… and I want to be a participant, not an observer!
Not too demanding
I also like that it has a three days per week workout plan, and it has been quite easy. Here’s how it usually works:
Five minutes warm up (walk, stretch, yawn).
1 minute – run in one direction for thirty seconds, then turn around and then, run back. Usually to where my dog is stationed (he loves to run under my feet – a big no-no).
1-1/2 minutes – walk around in circles, petting the dog if possible.
1 minute – run 30 seconds in one direction – and so it goes.
A painless, 30-minute workout
Time flies! Before I know it, I’ve done the deed – and I’m off the hook for the next 48 hours!
Weight Goals – an Update
I have to say, since I have been eating the Full Plate Living way, with 75% of my food from fiber I have actually dropped three kilos utterly painlessly.
Tip – a half cup of beans or peas anytime during the day, but preferably around midday, really stretches out the digestion process and by evenings I just have a token dinner, picking at my food (never thought THAT would happen!).
And now some inspiration:
Ironically, on the same day, this message appeared in my mail feed:
“OK, I’ll do it!” Such momentum is important. If we take action, wisdom will burst forth from within nnd enable us to transform difficulties into opportunities. Come, let’s take one step forward!”
Wrapping things up
I hope I have inspired you to fight the normal inclination to be couch potatoes this autumn. This workout can be done on a treadmill, though I will be outdoors as long as humanly possible to get some natural vitamin D from the sun.
That’s all for now.
Maybe for you as well, September is a little like a second wind, a time of rejuvenation, back to school and back to normality. I personally want to seriously kick butt as far as ending the year well, with “somehow – anyhow!” resolved goals even if they are completed at the last moment by the skin of one’s teeth.
It’s all good!
Fitness is a part of that, and I hope the Couch to 5k free app helps you with that. I’d love to hear more about that in the comments.
Till next time,
All the best <3
Anastasia – ie. Amerikanka in Croatia