First, find your reason
In an interview with Carol Eaton, who lost 140 pounds after committing to a healthy lifestyle that includes running, she says, “You have to have a reason, whatever it may be,” Eaton found herself out of breath when climbing stairs and decided she had to make a change for her health and wellbeing.
Motivation matters, and you need a meaningful goal to keep you focused. Whether you want to keep up with your kids, run a mile without walking, finish a 5K or explore your local trails, understanding why you want to run will help you create smart fitness goals and build healthy habits to keep you on track.
Just make sure your goal is specific and realistic. You can always set a new goal once you reach the first. You’re more likely to be successful if you can measure your progress and have some fun in the process.