Yesterday I took the plunge and bought myself this:
It's basic, but it will do for now. It can count my steps and track some of my activities and that's really all I need. So last night I spent setting it up and getting to know my new friend.
Tonight after work I jumped at the opportunity and my youngest and I went for a run / walk - week 1 of the couch to 5km programme. I don't know if she will continue doing it with me, but it is a good place to start.
It did confirm though just how very unfit I am and just how much work lies ahead of me to get to my goal. But every goal started with that first step. And I did it. Even though I really didn't want to do anything after a long day at work and even though it is super hot at the moment. I did it.
We did just over 3km and was very much a run / walk. 5 minutes to warm up, then slow jog 60 min, walk 90min and repeat a number of times and then cool down for 5 minutes.