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Helping my body lose weight by doing something fun

Posted Nov 23 2009 10:01pm

I’ve lost almost 10 pounds in 4 weeks!  It seems like every time I step on the scale at the gym, I’ve lost another pound, what a great feeling!  I think this all started 4 weeks ago when I decided that I would try to find something fun and athletic to help me get in shape.

It’s not that I absolutely dread the treadmill, but I noticed that I couldn’t go as fast or as long on the treadmill and I wasn’t improving very fast.  So my strategy was to start playing a sport that would force my body to adapt to more rigorous activities and therefore would strengthen myself for running harder.  I started playing racquetball about once or twice a week and it has really helped my body to go that extra mile and run faster on the treadmill, which is allowing me to burn up more calories!  So combined with my increase in treadmill running, weekly racquetball sessions, and being more conscious about how I eat, I’ve managed to steadily reduce my weight.

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