August 03, 2013
I Run So I Can Eat
A friend of mine used to run a blog called "I Run So I Can Eat". The blog detailed her personal running journey, and it was filled with wisdom and fun. However, it is the title that stuck with me, as it basically describes me and my fitness journey. I'm not the kind of guy that gets up in the morning motivated to push myself and put my body through its paces. I don't really care about having massive muscles (I'm big enough as is), and all I want is to get rid of the last few pounds of excess belly flab that keeps me from wearing shirts one size down. I love martial arts, and it helps to make exercise fun. However, if I didn't HAVE TO do exercise, I don't know if I would.
So, when it comes time to have a small slice of chocolate brownies (my Kryptonite), I know that I already burned off the calories with my extra minutes of running for the day. When I feel like I need a bit more steak ("for my muscles" of course), I can afford to eat it because I've done my workout to burn it off - or I will later that day.If you want to eat, run for your dinner! Burn off 100 to 200 more calories, and enjoy eating food that most diets wouldn't allow. As long as you have control over what you eat and how much you burn every day, your diet doesn't have to make you suffer.