I just started my fitness portion today too! I do believe following the Primal Blueprint Fitness will let us see great results if we are starting as not exactly fit. I am thrilled that Mark has provided us with so many options. While I can do 50 regular squats easily I can't do a pull-up or a "real" push-up. I also will be adding a weekly yoga session only because I love yoga and how I feel during and afterward.
As for sprints, as a kinda-runner I suggest finding some form of barefoot shoes. I wear Merrills as the Vibrams and my toes just don't get along. You don't have to be able to sprint long or far, just start at the beginning. Try a 10 second sprint 6 or 8 or 10 times with some walking/recovery time in between, or 5 seconds if that's what you can manage. And once a week is perfect on sprints. Runners usually have sprint sessions weekly while training for something. And your sprints won't look like someone else's sprints. Your sprint speed might be the equivalent of a 12 minute mile. Who cares?? You'll get better as time goes on. Just keep your daily walks at a good pace.
Or you could walk incredibly fast if that's better to start. Just get the heart rate up really high. Again, improvement comes with time.
We are going to get strong!! can't wait!!
I NEED Sunshine! And a beach would be nice too!
Started Primal living February 14, 2011