I love to jog or I guess more the feeling I have after I have gone for a good jog. I had a really good jog tonight and remembered why I enjoy it so much. I got back into jogging about a month ago and then things got hectic, there were snow storms, weddings, and laziness. I lost 6 pounds a month ago and have just been hanging out in limbo. I decided that I had to get back into jogging.
Why do I jog? Why do I jog to lose weight? I do because it works for me. My daughter Sarah is 3 now. I gained like 50 pounds during that pregnancy and about 30 pounds between my wedding and when I got pregnant. After I had Sarah it took a couple months but I finally got fed up with being so heavy. I was sick of myself really. At that point I found Sparkpeople.com and followed their steps and started doing exercises. I walked a lot, did a lot of wall push ups, sit ups, crunches, leg lifts and lots of other exercises. I had started running at the end of my mission and really enjoyed it so I started jogging little by little and every week I tried to lose 2 pounds.
I had slow weeks and hard months but in the end I got back down to 170 and loved it. It works for me and I enjoy it. I ran a 10K and loved it and would like to run another race. I would like to run a half marathon but need to get in shape first.
I still have 30 pounds to lose and finally got sick of seeing all my close folded on the top shelf of my closet. Saturday I started running again and today I ran again. My goal is to run 3-4 times a week and get over my afternoon eating temptations. I will get down to my goal weight and I will use jogging again to do so.
If you don't jog and want to jog just start slowly, that is what I'm doing again. I struggle with the fact that it takes time but I am so excited for the day when I get back to where I was before.
Remember to stretch after a run and drink lots of water.
Good luck. It will come.