Saturday, April 5, 2008
I had to resort to the dreadmill today. It is still too cold on some days for me to run outside. Depending on how I feel I may run tomorrow too. A friend of mine on my Sparkpeople team sent me an article on aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise. It was talking about how runners and other people who do a lot of cardio end up not burning fat because their body gets too used to their routine. I've been thinking about that lately. In February I ran like 86 miles -- that's a lot of miles. I also kept my calories at about 1500-2000. I have been trying to lose those last 5 lbs. Well, with all that running and careful calorie watching, I didn't lose a thing. I was starting to suspect that my body might not want to "give it up". So, I get sick for 2 weeks and my body drops 2.5 lbs. after that. I've been on the mend for an additional 2 weeks and I continue to lose -- another 2#. So what's up with that? Well, there's practically the 5 lbs. I was trying to lose. I think I'm going to go back to some weight training (anaerobic). I love a new plan!