I started making healthier choices for myself, joined Weight Watches, and ran 6 times a week. Every week I would make myself a vegetable soup, freeze it and as I came home from gym or work I would have a healthy bowl of soup. I ate a lot of fruit salad with yoghurt, steamed vegetables and chicken. I cleaned out my cupboard and made sure I only had healthy foods. I made sure that I burned 500 calories when out running. I would not stop until I had burned the 500 calories. I would weigh in every week and adjust my eating plan every two weeks. I made sure I jogged or worked out before I attended social functions. On the weekends I would be out of the house by 6am and try and run between 5 and 10km. I was very strict with my eating plan and kept a food journal. Also I would not miss the weigh-ins and that kept me on tract.
I began walking and running every evening after work and on weekends. If I needed to go somewhere I would walk instead. I started small and gradually increasing my distance, day by day and week by week, until now I run sometimes ten kilometers a night – I love it! I have always believed that cardio burns fat and I knew that running was good for me and I loved it. The more I ran the more I wanted to do it. I was sleeping better and it was good for my stressful days. I enjoy the early morning runs I do on weekends, the fresh air, and the birds singing outside – awesome!
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