Here's the only thing that gets me up and moving...a tangible goal.
Pick a race. Start with a 5k. 3 months from now. It's realistic and absolutely doable! Even if you have never run a mile in your life. Start out every other day (no not everyday as this can become too time consuming for many and they'll bail) with a mile walk. Add another mile to your walk after 2 weeks. Add that third mile after 2 more. Now that you've hit the distance, you can work on your time. Each time you go out to do your 3 mile walk, add 1 minute of running until you are running the whole thing!
Here are a few sites you can check out for races here in California...
- http://changeofpace.com/Event_Calendar/calendar.htm - Northern California
- http://www.raceplace.com/ - Southern California
- http://www.theschedule.com/ - California in general :)
And the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE way to make yourself stick to running is ---> to get your friend to sign up with you! Support helps make fitness attainable and even contagious. So reach out and get someone else involved with you...
ATTN: LADIES --> Interested in getting your first run under your belt but would rather not feel embarrassed in front of anyone but girls...check out 2012's She.Is.Beautiful Run! It's girls only! Sorry fellas :-P Let me know if you'll be joining us there by liking our My Secret's To Skinny facebook page and leaving a comment. Hopefully we'll see you there!
BE HAPPY & LIVE HEALTHY