Diet is Key

fat-bastardPeople often start running because they want to lose weight. Running is a great way to lose weight and I’m proof of the fact that you can lose weight through running without actually trying to lose weight.

At the moment, I’m consious of the fact that I am not following a runners diet.  In fact, I seem to be doing the opposite of everything you need to do to eat properly.  I’m taking in more calories then I’m actually burning… not good!

I know I’ll be okay after the holidays, but that is a long way off.  I think I need to sort myself out now for the few weeks up to xmas and then again after xmas.

That means that I go back to attempting to eat more sensibly.  I don’t necessarily stop eating loads, my thing is that I eat too much crap.  I’ve had a thing for sweets a lot lately and that’ll have to be cut way way down and some alternatives found I think.

I suppose I’m making it sound harder for me then it actually is or will be.  I know I can do it if I just put my mind to it.  It’s mind over lots of matter… no problem!

I wonder if there are many other “larger” runners out there like me?  I mean, a lot of the blogs I read (you can find them under the best running blogs in the menu above) are by runners who are all much fitter than I am.  Many have that runners body… you know the one I mean.

It’s a shame the Fat Runner (see the best running blogs) doesn’t post very much because I actually look forward to reading things that I can relate to.  Although, I don’t consider myself fat.  That’s important to point out because I think that word is quite negative and on top of that, I seriously don’t feel fat.  I feel the best I’ve felt my whole life… I just want to feel even better!

I’m really looking forward to pushing the training after xmas and increasing the mileage a bit at a time.  I’m curious as to how I will function on a long run that lasts more that two hours!  Jeez, can I actually do that?  Hell yeah…


4 Responses to “Diet is Key”

  1. Iliketocount 21/11/2009 at 10:47 #

    Calorie intake and marathon training seem to be happy bedfellows! 30 odd miles a week sorts out all sorts of problems, honest! Just be careful at the Reading Half – nice run, nothing hilly or testing, then it will tear your calf before you’ve realised and ruin the Brighton plans (or was that just my luck?).

  2. Highway Kind 24/12/2009 at 18:53 #

    Happy Christmas.

    And don’t worry about the weight only worry about feeling fit (they are different things and the latter is far more important)

  3. Jason 17/01/2010 at 07:20 #

    Great blog you have here. Very inspirational. I have a site as well which I hope will be a top resource for those looking for the motivation they need in order to lose weight. There are very little sites like ours out there.

    I’d like to exchange links with you. Please let me know if this is possible under the “Best Weight Loss Websites” page. Until then, keep up the good work.


  4. John 26/01/2010 at 08:23 #

    you know, in my experience there are two things in notice about calorie intake / output on days i run. sure i burn more, but also it acts to supress hunger so i think i take on less calories than days i dont run. i dont know if that makes sense or if anyone else has experienced that, but i’m sure on training days its a double plus.. take on less and burn more…