10 Women Share How Running Helped Them Lose Weight for Good
If you’re thinking about making running your go-to weight-loss workout, read these women’s stories and prepared to be inspired.
Jennifer accomplished what a lot of people dream about: She shed more than half her body weight, and she has maintained her 140-pound weight for 12 years. “Before, I would say something like ‘Look at you, you’re so fat you can’t even make it around the block. You’re breathing so heavy. Why even try?!’ This is something I would never say to anyone!” she says in Run to Lose. “The new me chose to say, ‘Great job! You’re out here walking tonight. Doesn’t it feel good?’ It wasn’t always perfect, but I chose my self-talk very carefully. It’s gotten much easier.”
“I started running at the age of 51. The first photo is after my very first race, a two-mile run in Youngstown, Ohio. The second is after my first half marathon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 30 pounds lighter all through running and eating clean.”