I know that running in beneficial for so many reasons, and I really just want to be able to run.
I tried running on the c25k program a year ago, and got to like week 5 or 6, but I wasn't losing weight. It was just depressing so I quit. Well I realize now that I wasn't eating right, so no amount of exercise would've helped me.
I want to try running again, so I got on my treadmill at the end of last week and made it walking and jogging my three miles. I had some serious muscle aches in places I didn't even know muscles existed.
My issue is is that I have gained weight. For the most part, my eating habits are exactly the same as they were before I tried running. I'm also doing a few days of zumba during the week, but I have been consistently doing that for a few months and losing weight with it.
The only thing I can come up with is that running made me gain weight. I don't understand why. I can't be making muscle by running just once. I'm already discouraged and I just literally started.
Did this happen to anyone else? Is it normal? Should I quit? Please help!!
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