So I spoke with my Dr. and told her what I eat regularly and what I don’t do regularly…or even at all…..is exercise. I’m not a fat guy, but I’m out of shape and maybe 10-15 pounds overweight. So now I have a goal. I have 5 Months to get into better shape, and to move that LDL down. The first thing I am going to do is a program my wife had heard a lot about, “C25K” (Couch to 5 K) an app for your phone that trains you over weeks to be able to run 5k without killing you. A slow progression. There are a bunch of apps for this, all offering free versions with limitations. I decided to get the pay version. It’s 1.99, its not going to kill you to cough up $1.99 to use an app for your $600.00 phone. The pay version integrates GPS tracking so that it tracks how far you have gone and your speeds.
I have finished two days of C25K so far and its going along nicely. It’s kind of like having a trainer in your ear. Instead of going for a run and killing myself randomly deciding how far to run, the app tells you what to do, so I don’t even have to think! The cool part is, I can listen to whatever I want and the C25K app will just chime in when its time to change it up. Definitely a cool app, I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.