Motivation for your miles.

Can you lose weight if you run? YES!


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!

before after

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?

Author: Julia

Running inspires me to live. It helped me remember what winning felt like during a season of loss. The Lord speaks to me most during the miles....because there I'm giving Him the time to do so. These are the things that motivate me to run. I hope they inspire you to live God's best for your life as well. Happy Running!

11 thoughts on “Can you lose weight if you run? YES!

  1. I use MFP every day and have since I started my weight loss journey, I also started running this year and am down almost 70lbs!

  2. MFP works for me as well as fitness and healthy non processed food ( for the majority of the time)

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  4. Amen! Started running in Feb, but I didn’t start losing until I found MFP. Now I’m 12 lbs down!

    • I didn’t lose much weight the first two years I ran either. MFP really made a difference. Unfortunately for me…I didn’t stick with it too well. I have gained half of my weight back, and I wish I hadn’t done that. My husband, on the other hand, has lost over 80 lbs, and has done very well at maintaining this weight. The plan works, if you work the plan. I can…again. AND, I will! I guess I will need to be a MFP user for life 🙂

      Congratulations on your accomplishment! I know it feels good!

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