Running, Training, and Weight Loss
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Well, I have been on this weight loss journey for a while now. I started doing boot camp a few years ago, then I started running to help keep from dying in boot camp and to help me lose weight. When I started working out and running it seems like I did lose weight for a while. Now, it seems no matter what I do I can't lose weight and I can't improve my 5K time, both of which I really want to do. Everyone knows you have to exercise to lose weight, tone up, get in shape, yada, yada, yada. Well, I am doing all of that.
I have been stuck at around 185-190 for way too long now and I am ready to meet my goal. It is just a very slow process. I have also been trying to break 35 minutes in a 5K since last fall. I really thought I was going to do it this morning but I came in right at 36 minutes.
I don't think training for a half marathon and running long distances along with strength training is a good recipe for weight loss. If it's not the exercise, it must be the eating right? Well, maybe but I am definitely working on that area too.
I will not give up! I will not quit! I am determined! Now you all can hold me accountable!