I don't expect to lose weight purely by just running, i eat a balanced diet too. I had considered cycling but as i'm lvivng away for my last year in Uni, storing and karting the bike too and from home would be annoying!
To be honest i don't weigh myself a lot, i only really use them as a guide, i'd like to lose about 10lbs but i do go off how i feel in myself, how i look and how well my clothes fit! Just wanted a guide line as to how to best get back in shape and hopefully loose some extra poundage.
I used to go to gym, about 2 or 3 times a week but i had to stop using the treadmill as i got so bored i couldnt run longer than 10 minutes without stopping, but then when i started to run outside i was fine! Until my ankles gave way, from the crap trainers i had (totally my fault) So now im waiting for my proper running shoes to arrive.
Because my ankles were so bad, the doctors told me to not do ANY exercise for 2 to 3 weeks, plus waiting for my trainers, its almost been a month since i did a proper run and i feel horrible! I Lost half a stone before my holiday in the end of July beginning of August and i feel asthough i've put twice as much back on.
How many times a week and for how long is running good for actually loosing weight? I was hoping to lose a stone for Christmas.
Thanks! Sorry for all the questions but i know everyone on here knows what there talking more than just searching on the internet for answers.
No Pilates classes near me, Alison, but i've got Jillians Michaels "6 Week Six Pack" DVD, which is just based on your core, so i'm doing that as well as push ups. Just waiting for my new running shoes to arrive!
I've been running for the past 3 months but had a trip to doctors as my ankles, after and sometimes during running, wold be so bad i couldn't walk. Turns out the trainers i had (from at least 10 years ago) aren't proper running shoes. I've invested in some new ones, some running shoes, but i've heard that to be a good runner you need a good strong core and strong arms, is this a vital part i need to start paying more attention to?? And if it is what is the best way to do it?