I bought myself a new ipod nano for christmas with the intent that since its smaller, I can use more easily and motivate myself to workout consistently. Something I've come across on iTunes are the exercise and running coaching podcasts and downloads. I downloaded couch to 5k - I've read about those on the lapband boards, but I didn't realize it was also a free podcast download. There are 'couch to 8k' and 'couch to 10k' programs as well. I downloaded the couch to 5k but I'm learning that while I like the concept, I am not motivated by the techno/rave/dance club music that goes along with it. The concept is that the narrator, guides you, tells you when to run, when to walk, and the music's bpm (beats per min) match up with the running phases and the walking phases. So upon further searching I found 2-3 with the same concept but with licensed music. I like Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong and this one. Nike+ has put them together which led me to this site. Nike+active synchs my ipod (it has a built in pedometer) and the steps I've taken and records them daily. The site is in beta form, so its not terribly user friendly, but I love the idea! I wish it was more interactive.
Do any of you recommend any podcasts or downloads?
I've also downloaded some Suze Orman shows (free), some Kiplinger's podcasts (free) and some daily motivational podcasts for exercise motivation (also free). There is a lot of cool FREE stuff out there! After I listen to some - I'll share if I think they're worth your time or not!
I want to lose 16lbs by the time the John Mayer concert comes around in March. I'm just choosing that as a goal date only because it would be a goal NSV for me to attend a concert and feel like I look good. At least better than I have felt in the past. I'd let loose more I think if I didn't feel self conscious about my gut hanging out there! LOL. See it up there in the upper left hand corner? 69 days left. Three months and 15lbs - I can do it if I get myself into gear and start running/strength training, right? Is that too aggressive? 205 to 189 in 69 days?