It's been a while since I've come back to my journal, but I'm gonna give another update:
I will be crossing the 75 mile mark tomorrow. I know this is not a lot, but it's A LOT compared to what I was doing last summer.
I have been slacking on my strength days. I'm working to fix this.
I have still been watching what I eat for the most part. I had cake for my birthday and have eaten some gummy bears, but I've stuck to eating fruit most days and not piling on the calories. Doing this, I have lost 4 more pounds since my last update. I have still been sticking to all water and I don't even crave a sprite or a gatorade.
I am able to run a little more than I was before and can recover my breath faster than before. My legs don't start hurting as soon as I start any kind of physical activity. This might be the thing I am most happy about.
Just a little tip to any people new to exercise: Don't be afraid to push yourself... WITHIN REASON. If you stop everytime you "feel tired"(which is what I tend to do), it will be harder for you to make any progress whether it be running, weightlifting, or any exercise you want to do. I don't mean hurting yourself, but you should at least feel like you got a great workout. I remember some walk/runs that I did in the beginning where I would run the first 1/4 of a lap, slowly walk the rest of 2 miles and go home feeling like I hadn't done anything. Now when I'm done, I can't wait to cool off, get some more water and I know I pushed myself to do more than I thought I could do.
| Pounds lost: 11.6