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Guest TrishE

Welcome soccersqueeker!

My advice, slow your roll :) meaning slow your running pace so youre running at a speed that enables you to finish the running segments. Even if it feels super slow dont worry this is all about building endurance. When you get that down then you can work on speed and distance. 

To answer your other question, yes running will help you lose weight. Its a great way to burn calories and get your heart pumping. Remember that its only half the battle though, your diet is also very important. Gotta make smart choices. Drink lots of water. 

Good luck! I hope you keep us posted 

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Drinking lots of water isn't a problem. My whole life that's all we've ever had at the house besides milk. No soda or juice. But it's really hard for me to make smart choices when it comes to eating since I don't buy the groceries. I'm only 14 and my mom does the shopping, but it's not like she can afford to buy food for the family and then healthy food just for me. :/

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Oh I see, I didnt realize you were 14. At your age your metabolism should still be really good, meaning the rate at which you burn off calories is really high. So just keep your portions smart and DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF. please.  

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Trust me, I won't starve myself. I mean, it might make me lose weight for a little while, but as soon as I start eating again, I'll gain more weight than I had before I started starving myself. And, yes. Everyone says at my age my metabolism is high, but, I am overweight. And it never hurts to get into the practice of exercising, right?

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Youre very right. Im sorry I just read so many stories about young people starving and or using other eating disorders to lose weight, Its so sad. Running and keeping your portions in control should help you get healthy and lose some weight.

Do you play soccer?  

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You don't have to apologize. I appreciate your concern. :) And sadly, no I don't play soccer. Not anymore. I used to, but then my brothers wanted to play as well, and it just got to be too much for the parents to have three kids in soccer. Lol. But I do enjoy outside activities, which is one reason I figured running would be a good way to get exercise.

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