-13 kg: Stronger and Leaner Thanks to Running and Bodyweight Training

by Runtastic person David Jenei from Hungary

I had at all times been into sports activities. When I used to be a youngster, I liked to play soccer and labored out within the health club two or 3 times every week. Things began to vary, nevertheless, after I went to varsity. My motivation started to dwindle — and the sofa grew increasingly more engaging. I seen how I slowly began to lose muscle and placed on extra physique fats. At the start of 2017 (after I was 22 years previous), I weighed 95 kg (209 lb) and knew it was time to make a life-style change.

A buddy instructed me concerning the Runtastic app

At first, I didn’t know the place to start… When a buddy instructed me concerning the Runtastic app, I couldn’t wait to obtain and check out it. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than I set a yearly running goal within the app — I needed to run 500 km.

I used to be fairly positive I may do it; in spite of everything, my physique was used to operating lengthy distances due to all of the soccer I had performed after I was youthful. At the identical time, I additionally determined to vary my consuming habits. I reduce out quick meals and changed it with contemporary components and wholesome meals.

Running and body weight coaching is the important thing to success

My private weight-loss plan was working: I had already misplaced 5 kg (11 lb) by April. I lastly determined that I not solely needed to lose weight by running but in addition build muscle. Therefore, I began to do bodyweight training regularly, along with using my bike the eight km to work and again.

Yearly operating objective achieved! Time for brand spanking new challenges

500 km — that was my yearly operating objective for 2017. It appears, although, that I set it too low as a result of I reached it with half a yr nonetheless to go. So, it was time for a brand new problem! I began doing CrossFit and shortly afterward signed up for my first Spartan Race. I completed the race in October (eight km, 1:57:00, place 398 out of 2500) after which ran my first half-marathon in December in a time of 1:42:30.

The Runtastic Community lastly helped me to imagine in myself, keep sturdy when issues received robust and obtain my targets! With assistance from the apps, I’ve misplaced 13 kg (28 lb) and placed on muscle mass. In 2017, I ran a complete of 753 km in 67 hours, cycled 48 hours and spent 118 hours doing body weight coaching.

And that’s just the start: this yr, I need to run 1,00zero km and compete in additional Spartan Races!