Couch to 5k: Week 1 Run 1

So we’re trying to get fit and we stumbled upon an NHS scheme to get you from a couch potato to running  5km in 9 weeks. Its really been broken down into bitesize chunks so that even people who do little to no exercise don’t get discouraged which is just perfect for us lazykins here. So we went on our first run tonight, and although the runs are supposed to be 25 mins each, we were feeling fit so we did the run twice.

For week 1 the program goes like this: brisk 5 minute walk for a warm up then alternating 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking for 20 mins.

Today’s run was EPIC!! During the run we felt quite tired but about halfway in we got really energised. I really felt confident about my running, and I really think we have the potential to improve over these next few weeks. It was hard motivating ourselves to start the run again after we were so tired out, but we eventually psyched ourselves up again after just a few minutes rest.

Running is such a good way to keep fit and lose weight especially if paired with a healthy diet that we will definitely endeavour to  keep this running gig up for the 9 weeks and beyond. If possible its best to go with a friend at a similar fitness level to you as you’ll be able to motivate each other. We both took some of our body measurements which we will put up in our next post that we will comparing every three weeks or thereabout. Hopefully, we’ll see some real results.

Wish us luck!



And So It Begins…

Hii guys! So this is the first post from our new blog! We’ve wanted to start a blog for ages, but didn’t have the time. Now summer’s here, we’ve got all the time in the world. Sooooo Those Natural African Curls is made of my sister Temi and I (Simi) and this blog is predominantly going to be a  natural hair blog, with a bit of fitness mixed in. Okay maybe fitness is a bit strong, the ‘fitness’ part is just going to be chronicling our running and skating adventures….we may have to change the name of that part so watch the space.

The point of starting  Those Natural African Curls is that most natural hair blogs that I am familiar with are American and show products that we in the UK or even Europe can’t access. We’re hoping to be successfully natural in the UK with products available to us, learning and making mistakes along the way.

Hope to see you soon,

Simi & Temi