I started running with a purpose, which I have already achieved. But after I have achieved it, I realized that there are still so many things to accomplish, and that I cannot rest on the laurels of that one achievement. My purpose was to find a regular exercise that I can fit into my lifestyle, and I can manage to continue doing on a regular basis. Of that end and purpose, I have already succeeded, which also provided me with the motivation that I needed to go on with my running. Success became my fuel, and I’m sure glad that I decided to go on with it.
The purpose that I had when I went on with my running was of a more important nature, and that was in connection with my health. Before I began doing work outs or running, I had some problems with my weight, just some minor issues though. I wanted to lose the extra pounds so that it would no longer escalate into something that I could not control anymore. I was looking at several problem areas that I have all over my body, which I wanted to solve immediately. Looking at my belly and thigh areas, things just weren’t looking good, and I thought if I increased my running maybe it can help in that aspect as well.
Running and Belly Fat
Even during my initial foray into running, I already noticed that it has some positive effects when it comes to losing or controlling body weight. So, I thought, can running lose belly fat and those in my thighs? It was a good question that required some answers. It turns out that running can indeed be effective in losing belly fat and others, but certain conditions need to be met at first. One of those is the increased intensity of the runs that should be undertaken. There shouldn’t be any question anymore whether running can do anything for the belly, since it actually makes the abdominal muscles work. Through running, fat in the belly will effectively be burned, and it also helps in toning the abdominal muscles along the way.
Another thing is to make sure that you pair off your work outs with a comprehensive diet program. That is really the proper way to do it, and it would only make things easier in terms of shedding off the excess pounds, particularly those in the belly. As running is one of the best cardio workouts that can be done by anyone, including it in one’s plan to lose belly should be automatic.