Day 2 – Finding my stride.


It’s insane how quickly you start feeling better once you start eating well and exercising. I know technically I am no fitter than I was a few days ago, but I’m feeling pretty amazing already.

I came home feeling crummy from work, but decided to drag my butt to the gym and do a 40-minute run on the treadmill.

I’ve always wanted to be a runner, but was always self conscious about it.

What if people judge me? What if I don’t look like a runner? What if I can’t make it very far? 

Then one day, I decided to just do it. And I’ve never looked back! Running is the closest I’ve ever come to meditation, and I get a killer “runner’s high” each time.

I am hoping that a combination of cardio and #bbg starts producing results.

Does anyone else enjoy running? Any tips or tricks for a beginner?

Current Status: satisfyingly sore / considering cancelling Netflix subscription / enjoying a pot of Earl Grey tea

10 thoughts on “Day 2 – Finding my stride.

    • loveandlowcarbs says:

      Thanks! That’s awesome. I would love to do some sort of marathon in 2016. Definitely on my “bucket list.” I’m a bit worried about New Year’s Eve tomorrow. As much as I want to have fun, I feel like I’ve made so much progress this week. I don’t want to stop!

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      • thebikinibookworm says:

        My long-term goal is do the marathon we have here in October, but I’m breaking it down into more manageable chunks. I say everything in moderation! Have a great time whatever you decide 🙂 I don’t know what’s available in your area, but here they do lots of fun active things on NYE like moonlit snowshoeing with champagne or midnight bar-hopping on bikes. Maybe you could mix fun and exercise? And dancing counts as exercise! Haha.


  1. Jason Atkinson says:

    The day you decided to do it despite your fears was the day you became a winner! Stick with it. I don’t consider myself a runner but I’ve written some training articles on High Intensity Interval Training or H.I.I.T cardio. You may want to add that to your routine for variety.

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  2. bubblesatbreakfast says:

    So great to read this. Well done for deciding to do it. My partner and I have been living a ketogenic lifestyle for some time now. We have never felt or looked better. It is a struggle to start and you will want to give up but trust me stick in there and you will feel better than you ever have before. If you are in facebook look up The Ketogenic Lifestyle. It is my partners page where he shares all his knowledge gained on keto over the last 2 years. Good luck and well done x

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