This was it. Today was as good of a day as any to start. I laced up my new running shoes from last nights shopping trip (more on that in a minute) and after 5 minutes of walking I ran my first interval.
I had read about the Couch to 5K training program and my plan is to ease into it. Today’s goal was to run 6 intervals. I didn’t have a watch to time myself, so I just did it based on running a block or to a distant light pole.
I ran 5 intervals for 30-60 seconds each. I will keep at this trying to increase the time and intervals to get to the week 1 starting point of the Couch to 5K and then keep at it from there.
Now back to last nights shopping trip. After being completely ignored by the bored salesperson at The Walking Company I headed to Lady Foot Locker. They were helpful, but not I didn’t feel like they were super knowledgeable, making me regret not going to the New Balance store. They did indulge me at Lady Foot Locker in trying on several pairs of shoes until I found one that fit well and had the support I needed.
Next it was time to find an exercise bra. When you are plus size you don’t have many options for clothes, let alone specialty clothes that you can actually go to a store and try on. It’s pretty frustrating to walk by 10 stores that have what you need but not in your size. I pretty much hate clothes shopping and only do it a couple of times a year. I don’t really like to order clothes on the internet, because when you don’t like how they fit it is a hassle to return it and it can be expensive to ship.
I had checked Lane Bryant on line and saw they sold exercise bras. I had hoped that their specialty store, Cacique that specialized in bras would carry them. But of course they did not. That would be too easy.
I had been to Target a few days ago and decided to take my chances with something there, until I could order something online.
I bought 4 different styles of exercise bras, hoping one would fit and have appropriate support. When I tried them on only 1 fit and provided enough support only if I wore it over my normal bra.
This is just further motivation to want to lose this weight. Never having to shop in the plus size section again is an experience I will not miss.