I'm an 18-year old girl, with no athletic background whatsoever. Running a marathon has always been on my bucketlist, and this year will be the year that I will get my act together, and start training.
Just a heads-up: don’t be discouraged if you’re not losing weight, when you’re training (running) to lose weight. I just gained two kilograms, not because I ate too much, but because my muscles are developing. If you step on the scale and you only lost a pound, when you were sure you would lose at least three pounds, good chance you actually gained some muscle mass. And that is a good thing! Without those muscles, you wouldn’t be able to run.
Bottom line, don’t be obsessive about your weight or the number on the scale. What matters is if you’re healthy and in good shape.
Did I just hear my stepdad say it’s not good for a person to eat healthy foods? Excuse me? I was actually being criticized because I want to eat healthy and make the best out of my body.
Just to make this clear: I did not make this blog because I want to lose weight or something. In fact, I’m pretty sure it would not be healthy for me if I would lose any weight.
I’ve always been thin, because I’m ‘blessed’ with a very fast metabolism. Sure, it comes in handy most of the time, but when your friends are jealous of you (and sometimes even angry), it’s not so fun. All my life, I’ve barely weighed enough to stay in the ‘green zone’, and there were times when I had to count calories - to make sure I got enough.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided I was going to start getting healthy. People often think that thin equals healthy, but that is not the case at all.
Please don’t aspire to be thin - aspire to be healthy, because that’s the most important.