My dad and I had many conversations similar to this when I was a kid:
ME: “Daddy, can I go to the park?”
DAD: “You CAN…but MAY you?”
See, there’s a difference! I had the ability, but not necessarily the permission.
Can you lose weight if you run? YES!
WILL you lose weight if you run? That is totally up to YOU!
It’s simple math.
Are you eating more calories than you are burning?
Let’s say that you run/walk 2 miles…then you have burned approximately 200 calories. Then you go to Subway and eat 2 oatmeal cookies (You’ve got oatmeal…you’ve got raisins…healthy right? 😉 ) Each cookie = 200 calories. So you have just eaten 200 MORE calories than all your hard work running had burned.
Like anything in life….the plan works if you work the plan.
AND TRUST ME! We have tried most all of the diet plans out there!
MyFitnessPal has been invaluable to us! It’s a free app for your phone that helps you keep track of your daily caloric intake. When you start counting calories, you will be shocked at how many calories you consume each day!
To me, it’s not about clothes size…it’s about being healthy.
You CAN!…but WILL you?
What’s your plan? What’s working for you?