Now that I'm a 1L I'm getting fat as hell. The hectic schedule means not time to work out, late night meals, and lots of chinese and pizza.
Anybody else feeling the same way?
Any tips on loosing this $hit?
I was worried about that at first. I would go out on weekends and drink myself into a coma, eat trash, and then go to class and live the sedentary lifestyle.
Starting in about mid-October, I just found the time (it wasn't very hard- an hour less facebook chatting a day was all it took) to run 7 miles a day. Everyday. I never miss a day of running. I run marathons, so for me, running is cathartic.
I also started eating really healthy stuff again; at the end of the week, I used to reward myself with a day of eating whatever I wanted. However, once I purged my system of all the unhealthy crap, the day of eating whatever I wanted turned into a night of paying for what I ate, and I've since abandoned that routine. It's so much better just to stay healthy; once you're used to it, you'll never be able to deviate.
Umm, I don't think that running 7 miles a day, every day, is healthy. As a serious runner (assuming like you), its best for your body's health and fitness to run only 4 or 5 days a week, with only 1 particularly long run, staggering the longer ones with shorter ones. Seriously, your body (muscles, joints, etc.) need time to recover after longer runs, and if you run everyday your body isn't going to have a chance to do this. Eventually this will lead to generally worse physical health as well as a proneness to injury. Just my $0.02....
Long distance running is generally pretty terrible for your body and not necessary for weight loss. If you enjoy it, then fine, but if you hate it and are just doing it for weight loss, then there's much better activities.
Read everything you can here: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/articles
Run calorie deficits, set your protein levels high, run calorie deficits, set adequate carbohydrate and fat levels, run calorie deficits and you will lose weight.
Also strength train appropriately: http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength ... 0976805421
(this goes for both men and women)
Cardio is helpful, but only marginally so and is not essential. I dropped 75 lbs this summer doing minimal cardio. I only engaged in HIIT (high intensity interval training): http://musclemedia.com/training/hiit.asp
It's a good kind of running because the intervals will stress your body more than 60 minutes on a treadmill/general running and it keeps the running to a very small amount of time, limiting the amount of damage running will do to your body (and running will damage your body).
If you MUST do long distance cardio for whatever reason (and there are some good reasons, but, again, it's not essential for weight loss), try to stick to low/no impact activities like swimming and biking.