Guest Blogger Alisyn Gularte
Confession time – Since January, I have gained (gasp) ten pounds. As a runner, I had always had the pre-conceived notion that as long as I am running, I can eat whatever I please, and not gain a pound. A lovely thought, but a fictitious statement all the same. I know exactly how I gained the weight too. I began a new relationship and in the courting stage, I did more wining and dining than I should. Around the same time, I lost my cat and became the “stress eater.” Both of these life changes gave me a nice little middle that I am currently trying to work off.
Teaching fitness classes in the past, I know what I need to do to get back to my desired goal weight. It takes time, but I am certainly committed to getting the pounds off. I wish I could just swoosh my magic wand and poof be gone the pounds, but no magic is involved in my plan. It is practical and easy, but the talking about it is far easier than the doing. That is why blogging is so great. I can be held accountable for the words that I write.
Here is my plan:
Increasing my weekly running mileage will help stabilize my weight. I am currently experiencing IT Band issues, and my weekly mileage has not been as high as I would like it to be, so I add other cardio-activities to my regime. Even if I don’t run, I am finding that doing four to five days of intensive cardio workouts for 45 plus minutes will help shed the pounds. The key is to find something I love doing. I don’t care […]