Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:12
Hello all, can I join in? I'm currently 14 stone and am hoping to get down to 12. I am running the London Marathon this year and was hoping I'd shift a bit more than I have done through training. Trouble is, I've been hitting the carbs hard to make sure I have the energy for all my runs. My training has gone really well and I've definitely shifted a little bit of flab from around my face and chin, but not the belly. After the marathon therefore, I want to concentrate on getting some weight off. My plan, once recovered from London is to try a paleo diet for a month and to do more short interval training and hill runs for a while. If the paleo thing goes well, I will try to keep at it (although definitely not religiously) and maintain some interval training in my running, something I've only done sporadically before. I thought I might use the goal of a sub 20 minute 5k as my motivation to keep at it, although long term, my goal is an ultramarathon.
Agree with you on the processed stuff Jbit. Even if I don't end up sticking with paleo long term, cutting out crap (and everyone knows it's crap at the end of the day) is definitely something to strive for. Unfortunately, like many others I suspect, I'm an all or nothing person so I'm either eating really healthily or I'm eating total crap all day. No middle ground. That's something I am slowly managing to change - losing the idea of either being on the wagon or off it. One biscuit does not mean I may as well abandon everything and gorge on rubbish!