Run….. Something is After Me

I’m happy to welcome Kita as my very first guest post.  I have grown to love her over the past few months with her personal blog where she keeps it 100 all day every day. I respect & admire her growing online magazine as well which is more business minded and inspires people in diverse lifestyle subject matter. Today, she is dipping in my world and keeping it real while on the subject!  Welcome Kita!!!

 

Running

The above statement is true.  If you see me running, someone is either A. after me or B. everyone else is running which means something is after them.

I am a big girl weighing over 200 lbs. I am trying to be more active and running is not in the picture at all. I can barely walk without running out of breath. I joined a group of women last summer and we decided to walk in the evenings twice a week. We started off walking at our local park.  After one lap around the park I was about to fall out.  I lasted one month.  It did get better as I kept doing it.  Then one of the women suggested we pick up the pace and start jogging.  That’s when I disappeared.  Seems like I was not the only one who did that.  We started with 5 of us.  After one person said run, no one came back lol.

I was not always like this. I use to play basketball and I was in ROTC not to mention the band too. I was active when I was in high school. I had to run drills often.  I even went to a program where I had to actually do real basic training. I had no problems, but then again I weighed no more than 110.  It’s probably one of the reasons I ate so much and never gained. Now after 2 kids and life getting the best of me, I don’t move around…at all.  I rarely eat, usually once maybe twice a day and only small meals. The hubs says “I don’t understand how you don’t lose any weight, you don’t eat much of anything”.  It’s because I don’t move. I sit in the front of a computer all day and type away.  If my fingers were fat they would be about 50lbs by now.

Running is a great way to lose weight but it won’t be happening over here. I will instead take to walking up my steps 20 times per day, drink more water, cut out soda, stop eating so much pasta/rice, go meatless once a week, and eat more fruits/veggies.

Kita Bryant

www.kokoamag.com  www.saywhatuwanna.com

Kita wants to know…

  • Do you run?
  • Is walking the same as running meaning will you still lose the same amount of weight if you choose either or? 
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28 thoughts on “Run….. Something is After Me

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  2. Hahaha! You are hilarious. As a (wannabe) runner, you have nothing to worry about. While running burns calories, it does little for effective weight loss and body sculpting. Eating healthy, cross and resistance training is way more effective. As a matter of fact, you tend to lose minimal muscle mass with distance or continuous running(I’ve done the research. lol). I do it because it keeps me active, keeps me in the mindset to try other activities and I’m chasing the bling. Great post Kita!
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  3. I remember when I strated trying to run. I couldn’t go more then 30 seconds. So that’s how I started — however you make a change for the better in your life, the better off you are. It’s all about baby steps! Can’t wait to hear how you’re doing in a month or so after cutting stuff out and changing eating habits! Good luck lady 🙂
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  4. Running is the quickest workout for me. I hate it. absolutely hate running. But it’s the only thing that I can do in 30 minutes and do that much cardio and have a whole body workout. So…I’ll start again tomorrow.

  5. Hi Kita! I’ve never been a ‘runner.’ I’ve been talking about getting back in the gym for the past few months, but now I’m making it a point to walk home from work…well from the bus stop a mile away from my house(I’m scared…lol) I’ve learned to walk/jog with people who are on my same speed/level, so that we can keep up with each other. Those show off runners intimidate me…lol!
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    • Thank you Kita so much for sharing and being my first guest post. I knew people would relate to this…me included.

      Joi

  6. “If my fingers were fat they would be about 50lbs by now.” *dead* Lmbo! I ran junior olympic track from age 9 to 15 and haven’t hardly run since then. I actually wouldn’t mind jogging. If it’s outdoors I might do it…not in a sports bra and spandex shorts though. I’ve seen it and I won’t be doing it. Great post. Glad to see you and Joi have a little collabo!
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  7. Hi Kita!

    Thanks for sharing. You are on the right track and have definitely motivated me to really get it in gear. I was never a runner, husband convinced me to give it a try. Eventhough it isn’t the training of choice for definition and weight loss, I get both from it.

    Have you thought about run/walk combos? It’s a little easier to and a great body challenge because you are switiching things up. (Side note: I need a spanking cause I know all this and yet and still I’m posting every Wednesday about my weight loss journey!). I think most have problems with running because they don’t know how to pace. There are times when people walk faster than my run. I could care less, my body is moving.

    Sorry for the lengthy comment but I really wanted to get across, don’t trip on the speed. Walk, run or do a combo. Just move your body. Peace and Love!

    P.S (Please visit me on Wednesdays for weigh ins. Makes me accountable)
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    • Lol, aren’t you clever Melinda! I happen to be with Kita on this, just beacause I’m not a fan of running. I enjoy my workouts thoroughly though.

      Joi

  8. This is so true of most of us. I hate running/jogging, but I do it because it’s one of the best cardio exercises I can do with the few minutes I have in any given day to work out. It’s great to have figured out your limitations…next is to figure out your goals and how to get there, right?
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  9. Kita, love your honesty! Cuttung out soda will help significantly. I do run but I haven’t been doing it for very long. I have grown to love it. I was always the kid who was “sick” when we had to run during PE.

    And yes, walking will give you benefits! Any increase in activit beyond what you’re doing is going to give you the extra that you need. And always remember, the best exercise is the exercise you enjoy doing and will do. So if it’s walking, playing with the kids, walking up your stairs whatever it is you have to find what puts a smile on your face and makes you feel good inside and out.

    When my kids were young I did not do nearly as much as I do now. It was hard for me to find the balance. I get it!
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  10. No, I do not run. I do walk and jog when I workout. To Kita , please keep moving . I go to weight watchers. They teach you that moving around of any kind is good, even standing instead of sitting is good. May I please suggest you join Weight Watchers? It is so helpful.

    • Thank you for reading the guest post Steph! All the best in transitioning from wanna be back to a consistent runner. In the meantime, intervals are awesome.

      Joi

  11. When I first started running my ankles got so sore & swelled up from all the weight I was carrying. So I switched to walking and lost my first 15 or so pounds that way. One a side note, I typically don’t wear heels because ya never know where you’re gonna have to run from somebody. Including the police(??) O_O
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  12. I am not a runner, I see such dedicated runners, running all winter in my neighborhood, God bless them…but once the weather warms up and I get my walking on point, I get the urge to do the walk-run thing…I love to sweat and deep breath and it accomplish both. I love the post and it seems as though Kita is on the right track to accomplishing her goals…in your corner cheering you on!
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