A few months ago I decided to go on a very restrictive diet. I’ve been training to run in this year’s Indy Mini Marathon, which is a half-marathon held every year as part of the Indy 500 Festival. I have a specific goal that I want to meet in this year’s Indy Mini and the only realistic way to hit that goal is to train and drop 30 pounds. Unfortunately for me, I got a stress fracture in my right foot and had to stop training for two months.
Going on the restrictive diet was my way of accomplishing the weight loss goal that I’d set even though I couldn’t train with physical exercise. Here I am two months later and I’m down 30 pounds and back out on the road running. I learned a few things about myself while I was on the diet that have helped me since going off the diet and will continue to help me in the future.
Here they are:
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