Tips On How To Make The Transition From Being Obese To A Marathon Runner.

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9 Responses

  1. Mia says:

    You’re a true inspiration. I’m a morbidly obese woman & a lot of questions I had have been answered by your articles posted.
    More power to you, who knows maybe I’ll get fit &
    Healthy too!☺️

  2. Kim says:

    Your articles were very helpful! I have lost 50lbs in the last year and have been walking approximately 10 miles a week. I feel like I want to start running but wasnot sure if I was too heavy to start. Your articles answered a lot of questions! Thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your insight, I have just entered the 2017 marathon in london I am 5stone overweight so here starts my journey

  4. I like the tone of your articles. It feels like I have a knowledgeable friend backing me up as I get going on weight loss. It easier to face when I don’t feel alone.

  5. nidhi sharma says:

    I am obese a 75 kg women with 5,2″ height .I have been into running for 6 -7 months and could only lose 1 kg. I think I check my diet a lot except for sweets. But i get depressed of not losing weight and thus think of leaving running. How to overcome this feeling and i need motivation of losing weight first then preparing myself for marathons.

    • Piju says:

      Hello! Please, don’t quit running. Quit sugar instead. If you stop eating sweets and substitute them for fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, you are going to lose the extra weight pretty quickly. In just six months you can expect to be 10-15 kg lighter if you stop eating sugary foods. Also if you drink alcohol – cut down on that too. I stopped eating added sugars 1 year ago, and started cycling and running – in the first 6 months i went from 64 kg to 53 kg and now I am maintaining the weight.

  6. Elise says:

    I want to honestly thank you for writing these articles. I continue to struggle with exercise due to being obese, which in turn causes me to give up once more and binge on sweets. I am unhealthy in mind and body, and would constantly tell myself that it’s impossible to exercise enough until I lose more weight, especially with running. I’ve always loved running! It’s so exhilarating and free, and the feeling is wonderful – but, TBH and TMI, it’s kind of difficult with all of that fat bouncing on you. I started to hate it for this reason, but I disliked other exercises, and felt like walking was not satisfying me.
    This entire section has encouraged me to take things slow, because it’s okay to take things slow! The most important part is to eat well and exercise. I personally have trouble affording healthier foods, but I will do what I can to continue eating right. I might even go outside and try to jog in the rain, haha!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I used to be 120kg but now I am down to 92kg. I adopted a German Shepherd and started by walking long distances for half a year before starting running. With an animal companion it makes the long distances so much more fun. Give it a try.

  8. Mary Devonshire says:

    You know what I decided to tray to loose enough weight to run a marathon was actually to build up to WALKING a marathon first. I was once in the army and I was extremely physically fit–but even then, I really had to fight to keep my weight down. My body just wants to be fat. So when I got out of the army, I kept up my fitness routine for several years, but life, with it’s stressful desk jobs, got in the way. I am only 5’2 and at one time I weighed in at a disgusting 108 kg. I’ve lost some weight in the years since, but an old army buddy of mine wrote to me and mentioned that he was doing a marathon where one could either run, or march and carry a 35-lb pack. That piqued my interest, as I used to be hell on wheels when it came to a military road march. So every night after work, my dog and I set out for a long “walk.” Training with a dog really is a motivation, especially if the dog is young and fit and eager to go. (My old overweight dog even loves to go, however.) IT’S WORKING!! I am getting faster, stronger… and losing weight! I signed up for the race, and will be marching with a pack this year, and hopefully by next year, I will be running it!

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