Posted on September 19 2019
Running can be intimidating – especially for beginners. But like any other sport or activity, you can go at your own pace. Running doesn’t discriminate! Being at a heavier weight can slow you down quicker than others, but don’t get discouraged. You can overcome this obstacle in your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
The most important tip to remember is to start slow. Running is an intensive activity that you need to prepare yourself for and be patient with. It is more than okay to begin with jogging one block, walking the next, and repeating till you build up your stamina. As the week progresses, you can start reducing the walking – for example: jog two blocks, walk one, repeat. You will also need to stay consistent to make progress, so you can start by running two times every week. You can always increase the amount of times you run per week, as well as increasing how much you are running per session.
The second important factor when it comes to running is equipment. You want to make sure you have the proper running sneakers and sports attire. It is important to shop for sneakers in person with the assistance of a professional. Every body is different and requires specific features in a shoe. As far as finding proper sports attire, that’s easy, we can help you with that one. We have high impact sports bras for your run as well as leggings and tops, so look no further!
Now that you have started your journey with running, what’s next? Well – we’ve got the answers. Once you’ve built up your stamina, you can start spicing up your run with more difficult paths, running at a faster pace, or even adding other workouts into your run. When your current route you run becomes too easy, start running up hills to add an extra challenge. Increasing your speed on your run will help burn more calories while improving your endurance as well. Adding some strength training into your run is another way to continue improving your runs. Strength training helps to build muscle while burning calories, so this is a win-win situation.
It’s easy to get discouraged from an intense workout. Make sure you stay focused on your plan and your goals. If you ever catch yourself wanting to give up, try these ideas to help get you back on track:
- Invite a friend to run with you.
- Reflect on how far you’ve already come and how much more you want to accomplish.
- Reward yourself for your dedication and hard work thus far with something you enjoy.
Running isn’t an easy activity to take on, so make sure you prepare yourself for this journey, stay focused, and track your progress! The results will only make you happier and healthier. Be sure to check out all of our Rainbeau Curves gear to help get you motivated. For even more inspiration, visit our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.