Started Running - Feeling Great - Weight not off yet :(
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ok so I started running officially for my 1/2 marathon training on June 20th. Mind you the last time I did any type of long distance running was when I was in high school so yep it has been a very long time since I have run.
I am very lucky that I have a new neighbor who was a running trainer using the Jeff Galloway method - run walk ratios -short runs and a long run weekly. This type of trainer is GREAT for the newbie runner.
I just finished my 9.19 km run today -long run at 8 minutes running and 1 minute walking. If you would have told me I would be doing this 4 months ago I would have thought you were crazy.
Now I love running - feel great - asthma (yes that's right I have asthma) is doing fantastic.
Here's the thing though the scale has hardly budged??
I am feeling very toned, notice my legs,butt and thighs are getting really strong and slim but yet the weight not coming off.
This is what brought me back to spark people. I decided I need to check out my nutrition and track my protein compared to my carbs.
I can't do eggs or milk due to allergies, and I don't do red meat but will eat chicken and fish.
I noticed in just 2 days of tracking I am not eating enough of protein so now my challenge is to find those protein high foods to add in my daily meals.
I know the weight will eventually come off and the journey is worth every step so this is why the encouragement from the community is so important.
Those "you go girl" and "high five" really does make my day and motivates me.
I will try to track my progress daily on this blog and share my newbie running experiences. All comments - tips and feedback are very welcome.
Keep smiling and fighting the good fight
Karen from Canada