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My thoughts on being a chunky runner

Friday, July 13, 2012

Every 5 lbs I've been hitting a plateau. I feel it unfair that I've been working so hard and not losing pounds. I can officially run 10k on a 6 minute per mile time average. I have logged so many miles. I feel my butt should've literally fallen off my body by now.
I know it's b/c I've hit a weird in between phase where I'm gaining muscle faster than I'm losing fat. I know I'm still making progress. A year ago I couldn't even imagine being where I am now. I know all this, but it's annoying.
I've decided to be like a bumble bee... there's no logical way that my tiny wings should be able to support my chunky self, but I'm going to keep flying anyway.
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    That is an impressive speed!

    I have to second everything DC has just said. You can't outrun a bad diet, do maybe look there first? Also, are you strength training? If not, start. It will do wonders for your running, both with speed and endurance. It also might help with your plateaus, as you will be burning more calories while at rest.
    2109 days ago
    Okay, here's the thing. You're working out a lot, but you don't mention your food! Weight loss is about the food you eat, not so much the calories you burn! You're making amazing progress with your running! Don't get discouraged, though. If you are truly plateauing (as in, your'e not losing for weeks or months) then it's time to change something.

    Are you strength training? What's your calorie intake like? Consider posting on the Fitness forum with your program, and get some help from folks!

    I also took the liberty of peeking at your nutrition trackers, and I notice that you're very inconsistent with your tracking, and you're not adequately fueling your body. You're pretty much living on Starbucks, on the days you do track, and that's not good nutrition for your active lifestyle. It's okay to have that stuff in moderation, but remember, the quality of the fuel you put in your body is just as important as the amount of it.

    Check out this article: (It's first in a series, and it should help!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    2109 days ago
    Awesome! Your attitude is inspiring!
    2111 days ago
    Keep on going on both the attitude and the exercise and sure you are very close to the horizon than you think.
    2111 days ago
    Keep on it girl! You are rockin, and have a fantastic attitude!
    2111 days ago
    Love your attitude!
    2111 days ago
    Good job. Keep going.
    2111 days ago
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