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''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

A Health Scare Inspired MKKAYA to Start Losing Weight

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PRUSSIANETTE

7/10/2014 7:53:20 AM

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Glad to hear about how running worked for Mike. However, running is one of those things that if you are overweight and/or have any kind of joint issue or pain, you really need to go to a doctor (orthopedic or sports doctor if you are having pain) BEFORE you start. Both my orthopedic/sports doctor as well as my physical therapist indicated that my body was simply not "made" for running due to some structural issues that I never knew I had. They indicated that I could do not high impact aerobic activity--have to stick to the low due to the issues.

Since these issues surfaced due to a bone contusion that progressed to a stress fracture due to my 3-4 hours of ballroom dancing a week (yes, some of the ballroom dances qualify as high impact), I will believe them about the running. :)

MAPILIS1

6/8/2014 1:19:20 PM

I just started running 1 km a day. Hopefully I'll increase the laps in few weeks, but losing weight is my goal.

MAPILIS1

6/8/2014 1:18:40 PM

I just started running 1 km a day. Hopefully I'll increase the laps in few weeks, but losing weight is my goal.

COLESLUCKYMOMMY

5/23/2014 9:10:49 AM

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Love it! Thanks for sharing! My favorite is The Color Run-it's not timed tho but we have a BLAST!!! It's one of the few that I pay for, other than that I have a lovely trail that I run my 5k's on. Congrats!

GARYGS

12/1/2013 8:44:24 PM

We must be mirrors.. I lost 110lbs over 1 year, by changing eating habits, and walking. Am in my 2nd year of 'maintenance', which is actually the most difficult. I walk daily and have healthy diet. Everything else fell into place, off blood pressure meds after 15 years, and blood sugar and cholesterol normal.. feel younger now than at 40. So, walk, run, or just do something that gets you away from table and off the couch. When I get stressed, I throw on my walking shoes instead of stuffing face! Walk it off.

BETHLOVESBIKING

9/16/2013 9:58:31 AM

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Thanks for sharing your story! Congratulations!!

LAILA07

5/19/2013 11:10:36 AM

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I'm starting the Couch to 5K program soon and this gives me some extra added motivation!

GLORIAMAJDI

5/17/2013 9:08:25 AM

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That is awesome and you are an inspiration! I want to start running but have been a bit nervous about it, this makes me things I need to JUST DO IT!

DELLMEL

5/7/2013 6:02:32 PM

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You look good. Keep the good work up. Woohoo

CRANE_WIFE

4/12/2013 8:38:34 AM

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Thank you for sharing your story! I have been slowly getting into running, and you have inspired me to start thinking about doing a 5K. Thank you!

XME501

2/20/2013 11:15:39 AM

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Thank you for sharing, Mike. You have been an inspiration to me - and continue to encourage me.
barb

BANKER-CHUCK

2/20/2013 11:04:26 AM

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Great story, I have followed some of your story. Keep up the good work. I met you just before the HTC. Keep up the inspiration.

FRANCES-AGAPE

2/7/2013 11:02:50 PM

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WOOHOOOOOO, MIKE !!!

Congrats
and
THANKS for sharing
You are encouraging
to we couch potatoes !

BLESSINGS !

AL-EE-SUN

11/13/2012 9:36:42 PM

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thank you so much for sharing the story -- I have been so apprehensive about getting out and exercising in my neighborhood. This was JUST the nudge I needed. Mike -- you're a true inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

MRSJOCCO

9/21/2011 11:41:38 AM

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What an inspiring story--you just did it, one step at a time!

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