Alright, so I want to tell you guys about a kickstarter I've consulted with a bit in the past few months (gratis, no worries, not a shareholder).
Their idea is so simple it's genius, and as a dietitian I'm going to tell you, that estimating portion sizes just doesn't work (remember my blog post on simple changes to make in the kitchen?)
From a husband and wife dynamic duo, a marathon running nurse and a guy who dropped some serious pesos, I present to you: MugDiet.
Their rationale? Those lean cuisine type meals typically come in around 300 calories. That's barely enough for me, let alone a bigger dude trying to lose weight as well.
You plug in your stats and you get a different mug size then Joe Schmo next to you on the subway. What about when you lose weight? How do you keep on with MugDiet and your goals? No worries - you can trade in your MugDiet for your new size.
Check out their site for more info. I've worked with them to make the science easy to understand with easy flow. 2 pages on their site is all you need before you click over to their Kickstarter page. www.mugdiet.com
I'd love to answer any questions you have. Hit me up in the comments!
Did my title hook you in? Good! Now don't worry...this post is in fact about running for beginners, but more of a tell-all of my experience (second time around!) and my tips and tricks. I'll link you up to some great programs that I have used and highly recommend, as well as some products I've found to be super helpful.
I do not have affiliate status with any of these manufacturers or online sellers and receive no financial benefit from you clicking through or purchasing the items.
I'm not a big fan of the dreadmill, but no judgment if that's your gig. My go-to necessities are geared towards outdoor runners, and my program and app recommendations are geared towards beginners.
Keep your eyes out for my future post on Running with Your Dog!
The app that does all the work for you
I first did a walk-to-run beginner program in the summer of 2010. I had a print-off from Runners World tacked up in the garage, and would memorize that day's "splits" - 1 min walk, 1 min jog; 30 sec walk, 2 min jog; etc. and spent most of my run looking down at my sport watch. The plus side? It made the run go by faster. The downside? It was sort of stressful.
Don't Sweat It!...in your eyes
Pockets for your stuff
Stay hydrated, folks!
Some final remarks for you.
And last but not least: