Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Running makes me hungry

Since my last post about exercising in the mornings, I did the 30 Day Shred two more times before work that same week. Then, my work hours decreased dramatically and I took to running outside after work. So, even though I didn't stick with my goal of exercising before work, I have managed to work running back into my schedule.

One problem, however, is that when I increase my running mileage....I GET HUNGRY, REALLY HUNGRY! I struggle mentally with giving my body the calories it wants to keep running and withholding calories to ensure that I lose weight. I find myself in a circular argument with myself and I find my weight lose at a continued stalemate....
What to do? What to do?

Give up running to a less strenuous form of cardio to ensure that I lose more weight or keep pushing myself to become physically stronger through running and keep fueling my body to do so.
Here are a few of my most recent runs:


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I've recently taken up running (giving the ol C25K a whirl) and I've noticed the same uptick in appetite. I've simply ratcheted my calories up a smidge but making certain that they're calories of the healthful variety.

A.Leo said...

I know exactly how you feel. I was doing a 10k training program earlier in the year and as I would increase my mileage, my appetite would increase. Then I would eat more...and no weight loss. It's a vicious cycle. Find a distance that is a decent workout, but your appetite doesn't go crazy (mine is 3 mi), and then incorporate another form of exercise maybe?