Running For Beginners – Introduction
Cindy, or Mrs. Sean Williams, has been running competitively for almost 25 years. Having represented Australia on several occasions in the World Mountain Running Championships, she has also ranked in the top ten in the City to Surf.
Keep a Food Diary And Change Your Way Of Eating – Running For Beginners
I am Sean’s wife Cindy. Although I do not run at group training sessions on a regular basis, I absolutely love running and support Sean in Melbourne Pack. After being married to Sean for 20 years, I have had the pleasure of knowing a lot of elite and non-elite runners during this period. Although Sean is in charge of the sessions, I love to write and talk about the other things that have an impact on a runner’s life and performance. Running for beginners takes in a range of topics, including nutrition.
On this page, I am going to write about a few nutrition related topics that will help you achieve your ultimate running goal. I love chatting and I would love to hear your suggestions, feedback, experiences and comments, including anything you do not agree to.
There is enough information about weight, diet, nutrition and performance. Although I am not a trained nutritionist, I know about positive psychology and change management. I will not tell you about low-carb, clean eating, low sugar, high carb; intermittent fasting or vegan diets are the right option for you. However, I want to raise your awareness as to how you can work out the best diet plan for yourself depending on your individual build and lifestyle. Once that has been figured out, the next step will be to work on how to implement those changes.
Most of you have an inkling on what you want to change, or what eating habits you want to change. BY following the below instructions, you will stand to gain maximum benefit,
- Take stock of your current nutritional life
- Visualise how you want to be eating, or what you want to feel about your eating habits.
- Make a note of what you need to do to achieve Option 2.
- It is important to create a plan at this stage
- Implement the plan you have created
- Monitor your plan and try to figure out why it does not work sometimes, or what can be changed about the plan.
- A successful execution of a plan is a call for celebration.
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In the next few weeks, we will work on ways to achieve this.
The first thing to do now is to keep a food diary for at least three days so that your “nutritional life” can be assessed.
Food diaries are an ideal way of changing your eating habits as it makes you conscious of everything you eat. If you know you have to write everything down, you will think twice about eating the cupcakes your friend has just bought.
You might think that keeping a food diary is easy or maybe even complicated, depending on how you make it. It is very easy to forget so try and make it as convenient as possible. You can do this by setting up a note on your phone diary, or you may just install an app diary is that seems a convenient option. Alternatively you can take pictures of all your meals, just do not share them on Facebook.
Running Tips For Beginners
Here I am going to share some beneficial Running Tips for Beginners to Advance Runner.
- If you are beginner in running, keep the dairy for a minimum of three days, including one day of the weekend
- Include the amount of food you have eaten. Guestimate if you have to and be true to yourself.
- Make a note immediately. If you don’t chances are you will forget what you have eaten during the day by the time you sit down to note
- Include drinks in your note too. The difference between drinking a milky latte and an orange juice will show on your body.
- If you are beginner in running, it might be an idea to set an hourly alarm, or at set timings, to remind you to note down the food you have eaten.
- Comments like “feel bloated’, “bored”, “stuffed”, “over eaten”, and “famished” can also be included in your notes.
Once the three days of honest and regular note taking are over, ask yourself the questions below:
- Why did I feel uncomfortable writing certain things, and why?
- Which entries made me proud and happy?
- Which is the one change that I am going to make?
How we can make those changes will be focused in the next column.