So I ran a Marathon…
I ran a marathon! Great right? I was super excited to train for this not only for the great accomplishment but excited to see how it would change my body. I will be in the best shape of my life! Well, so I thought. Although I was exercising more then I’ve ever exercised before, worked harder then I’ve ever worked before I actually gained a few pounds while training. I am aware of what I eat and aim to eat a healthy balanced diet. The difference in my diet is that I started consuming gels/gu’s and sports drinks. Basically drinking a lot of calories that I normally don’t. My rule is to not drink my calories, besides my one cup of orange juice in the AM. I stick to water and un-sweet tea and some diet soda although I did cut that out while training. This phenomenon happened to my good friend too who is also a woman. Our husbands on the other hand lost weight while consuming more calories, go figure! What did I learn in my training experience? I will stick to more good water while training and not as many sports drinks! Written by – Katy Garner
Robert Stackhouse says
Thanks for sharing. I’d never really thought about the calories in sports drinks before.
I think that your overall fitness rather than weight should be your goal. I think way too many women are way too preoccupied with weight; gaining or loosing.
I am also personally saddened by how much we as Americans let social pressures fed by main stream media dictate our thoughts on what is and is not attractive. I for one think attraction is pretty much all in your head anyway. I don’t think someone has to be “universally attractive” for you to be attracted to them.
I’m sure your husband still loves you just the way you are plus a pound or two.
I wish you luck in your future training and good overall health.
Thanks for sharing,
Good thoughts Robert. I am very proud of my wife..and yes our love runs deeper than the surface..thank goodness..(you should see me! and she still loves me). She did awesome….we actually ran it together..it was real neat to have a common goal to train and reach together. I recommend it for any married couple. Thanks so much for your comments! Have a wonderful Friday.