I'd love input on this, if anyone has some...
I've looked up the 'runner's diet'... (http://www.womenshealthmag.co
ht-loss-eating-plan) But it looks a little...expensive.
I've been running faithfully, noticing the increase in stamina and distance over time. This week, I added in strength training (looked up exercises that supplement running nicely), and I'm hoping to see some weightloss...
Now I've just got to get back on track with counting calories.
I got out of the habit, and now I've got to get back on the horse, as it were. Not easy, as we all know when we start...and it feels like starting from scratch again. But I'll get it done. Now that I'm feeling fitter and fitter, running even longer than my bf on the treadmill (he outdoes me on distance, but his legs are like 3x the length of mine, so
), I've got more energy and my body looks and feels firmer... I want the weightloss. I want the clothes. And above all: I want the runner's body.
We all know that girl--the one jogging down the sidewalk in short-shorts and a sports bra (and MAYBE a tank top), ponytail flipping about behind her and everyone in eyeshot looking at her with varying degrees of envy...
I want to be that girl.
And there's no reason I can't be.
I just need to get into the food part of being healthy again!!
I can totally do this... A couple months ago, I nearly died every time I ran an 1.5-minute interval. I counted every second that I had to keep up a jog. Now? I'm running for 28 minutes straight and getting off the treadmill without being winded.
So, really. I've got no excuse...especially since now I know how to motivate myself! ('Oh, c'mon, just do as much as you can. Once you start, you know you won't stop! Now, look at that--you're way further than you thought. Tired?? You've got 8 minutes left, you've already done that three times over! Just do it, you know you can.')
Seriously though, if anyone has suggestions on good runner's diets/foods/meals/etc, I'm all ears!!