When I did my first HM, I actually gained a few pounds - not what I was look for!
This year I've found that the combination of
a) cutting processed foods and sugars and
b) using interval running 2 days/week (hills or sprints)
c) more consistent core strength training (3 days/week)
has made a huge difference. Only a slight dent on the scale, but I've dropped a pant size in the last month.
My intervals are short -- 30 sec sprint or hill, and a hard intensity, and 60-90 sec slow, for about 20 minutes.
The core strength has made my running stronger, and made it possible for me to really rock some intervals.
Even before all of this, my experience was that "calories in/calories out" was oversimplified for my body, which does so much better without added sugar and chemicals.
Just some thoughts, in case it helps.
Good luck, and have fun with the running!
Edited by: KAREN_NY at: 7/5/2013 (10:39)
| Pounds lost: 9.6