Thursday, September 8, 2011
The awesome side effect of running
I restarted the couch potato program on July 11. On July 13, I reached my highest weight in a few years. Sticking to the running program and the daily plate since then has taken care of 8.8 pounds in six weeks. Not only do I feel healthier and stronger, I weigh less! Other great bonuses are that when I exercise late in the afternoon, it gives me energy, and endorphins are always a welcome side effect from any exercise - nature's magic happy pills :) Pretty much any exercise works, but running seems to provide the most benefit for the same amount of time - notice I didn't say for the same amount of work or effort because running is darn hard! It never gets any easier! but it really is the magic elixir of health!!!!