This is not a story of overcoming more; it is the story of two of our runners who became two dear friends.
This is the story of a couple in love, and how, and without wanting to, to start running to improve the health of Ismael, led to change the life of Mari Carmen.
Do not stop reading this beautiful post, and do not stop watching his two videos. They are special!
Here the words of Ismael:
Running to lose weight or lose weight to run
It was a day in July, I had just left to work on a night shift, and I did not want to sleep, so to take advantage of the day I decided to go for a walk. I sat on the side of the sofa and bent down to tie my shoelaces.
At that precise moment, I decided that the moment had arrived … I did not reach the foot; I could not do the lacing because it did not succeed. I had to put on my side and sweat like I was in the middle of a square in August with more than 40 degrees.
I sent a message to Mari Carmen to tell her that I was going to look for someone to help me lose weight. The first thing I found was a famous nutrition company that offered its services. I entered a small room where they weighed me: 137 kilos. I still remember the surprised face of family and friends when I told them where I had arrived. Nobody, not even myself, though it would weigh so much.
After several months, in October I already weighed 112 kilos. They were not easy months, but I learned a lot about how to feed and maintain myself even though at two years old I went back to the old ways again: 124 kilos. Then I realized that you could not base everything on diet and eating habits.
Running to lose weight
Running to lose weight is one of the best exercises one can do. We all know how to run, it’s cheap, and you can start from the door of your house, without paying fees or large expenses on a material.
I searched the internet for a plan to start running, there are lots of them, but I found one that I thought fit my physical condition at that moment and promised that in a short time I would be running 40 minutes in a row. I have to acknowledge my initial skepticism at that point.
The first 3 minutes I ran were an ordeal, only 3 minutes that were eternal. Do you remember the last rhinoceros that came out in the rout of the original Jumanji movie? Well, I was the same. For my luck, there were three series of 8 minutes walking and three running. In the second one I felt much better, and in the last one, I was proud of what I had just done.
Do not believe that this feeling left me during the process; every small achievement was a triumph. The first 15, 20, 30 minutes without stopping were satisfactions that motivated me to continue.
One day Mari Carmen got tired of walking behind me as she went through the process. He always supports me in the things that occur to me, and this time I would not be different. Soon it was already close to me, and it was when our life began to change.