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Plus Size Fitness: How to Run Your First 5K

Guess who did her first 5K last weekend…? This girl!!

A big part of being able to do a 5K is me taking special care of my knees. Be sure to download the free “How to Get Fit with Bad Knees” videos.

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Here’s the story of how I ended up doing it and five tips being plus size and doing a 5K as a Plus Size Princess.  (press play to watch me run)

 

Have you/would you do a 5K? I did my first one today. I was really nervous but it was super fun!! #PSPfit #runwithhart

 

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Sports Bra Here | Leggings Here | Sneakers Here

I don’t particularly love running, but I work on my running so that I can have a workout in my back pocket that I can do anytime, anyplace *Janet Jackson voice*.

So, even though I’ve been training and working my way up to a 5K, I didn’t actually have a date, time or place for actually doing a 5K race. So, when my friends sent me a text basically saying “Hey girl, we’re doing a 5K this Saturday #PSPfit, right?” I couldn’t say no.

We did the Kevin Hart #runwithhart 5K in Philadelphia. The best part is how supportive my friends were.

(press play to watch Floyd, the number one #PSPfit supporter in the tri-state area lol.  )

#PSPfit brings the boys to the yard 😂 😍 #runwithhart

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What is a 5K?

A 5K run is 3.1 miles. It’s actually the recommended “beginner’s run” distance, so don’t let the “5K” title intimidate you. 

How Should I Train for a 5K?

I used the Couch to 5K training app, I can’t remember if I did a free or paid version. The app plays over whatever music you’re listening to and basically tells you when to walk or run. You start out running for 15 seconds or so and within weeks you’re running at five minute intervals. It’s cool to see how your body gets used to it!

How long Should I Train for a 5K?

I technically am not done training for my 5K, but I did it anyway because the race we signed up for encouraged all levels and walking too. So, sign up for one that’s supportive and when the date comes just do your best. I actually let my couch to 5K app guide me for the first part of the race, then I did my own intervals for the second half. I definitely didn’t run consistently the whole way, but I ran more than I ever have in my entire life.

What Should I Wear for a 5K?

Wear clothes that won’t move. You don’t want to be tugging on shorts or worrying about a shirt riding up. Make sure you have deep pockets or pockets with a zipper so your phone/keys don’t go flying out. Wear shoes you’ve been running in for a while already. Wear deodorant lol.

Am I ready to do a 5K?

In my opinion, if you have the desire to do a 5K then that makes you ready! Again, you can walk if you need to but it’s nice to have something to train for. Just run it by your doctor and then get moving! If you’d like a boost with the free “How to Get Fit with Bad Knees” videos, click the button below to grab them

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Thanks to my friend Jasmine for pushing me to do this, can’t wait for the next one!

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My September 2014 Plus Size Fitness Shout Outs | #PSPfit

Today’s Plus Size Fitness shout outs go to @My2Morrow, @TheCurveandtheLine and @ThrowingaCurveBall. Thank you for tagging #PSPfit in your workout pics! You’re in the gym, running marathons and wearing cute gym clothes too, I love it!

@My2Morrow is from Oregon, she says: Needing some of this yoga mentality right now, and passing it on to my friend to help her get through her amazing (but stressful) wedding weekend… #PSPfit

@ThrowingaCurveBall is from Australia, she says: Today I actually ran the 4km City to Surf Perth and didn’t pass out! It’s amazing what your body can do when you put your mind to it. This year has been about doing things out of my comfort zone and hell I was uncomfortable! Big thanks to my support team… #PSPfit


@TheCurveandtheLine is in New York, she says: This is the face of someone who did not want to come to the gym today. Nothing bright-ass pink tights and makeshift Ankara bows couldn’t fix… #PSPfit 

(snag plus size pink workout leggings here)

You ladies are killing it. If you’re thinking about starting a workout regimen and you’re nervous take a cue from these girls and make it happen. We’re in this #PSPfit journey together! We’re all at different levels, but the most important thing is to begin. Our bodies were made to move!

Don’t forget to follow @My2Morrow, @TheCurveandtheLine and @ThrowingaCurveBall on Instagram!

Plus Size Workout Clothes: My Favorite Plus Size Gym Leggings!

There is nothing more annoying that burning a hole through your leggings. In the beginning of my Plus Size Fitness journey, I’d just buy cheap fashion leggings from wherever. I’d workout in them, work a hole right through the inner thighs and then go buy more (augh!). Over time I learned that there are benefits to ordering plus size workout tights/gym leggings. Its taken some time but I’ve finally got a solid collection of plus size workout leggings. Here are my faves:

CeCe Olisa Plus Size Gym Leggings Plus Size Fitness PlusSizePrincess.com

Gym leggings are usually made of a more slick/slippery material which means they’ll hold up better against inner thigh “chub rub” and last longer. There are also great functional pockets in workout tights that hold things you may need during your workout like keys/phone/lip gloss (maybe that’s just me lol) anyway, if you don’t want to carry a purse, these pockets come in handy. Keeping your fashion leggings and gym workout leggings separate also makes them last longer because you’re not doubling up on usage.

I’m so excited that plus size workout tights are finally starting to come in fun colors/designs. Here’s a quick video lookbook with my five favorite plus size gym tights/leggings.

Let me know which ones you like best?

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Blue Legging Here |  Grey Legging Here | Black Legging Similar Here | Galaxy Legging Here | Yoga Capri Here

 Duffle Bag Here | Sneakers Here (I have wide feet but these shoes fit great!)

Also, the #PSPfit Plus Size Fitness Challenge has some exciting things coming this fall, be sure to sign up for the mailing list at www.PSPfit.com

Thanks Ms. Lydia Hudgens for the photo snaps!