Story by Michelle Rojano
I am not a dietitian or personal trainer. I am simply an average person sharing my story to help others learn from my mistakes and hopefully inspire others to find their best health. Follow @chelly788 on Instagram to track my 5K and health progress in between
The race is Oct. 6, and the date is quickly creeping up on me. I didn’t run for a full week in September. At first, this made me nervous about the run but on my first run back I was able to run two miles in 21 minutes and 29 seconds. I had to cut my run short because the sun was setting earlier than I expected, but I fully ran about 1.8 miles and only took a break because my running partner got a phone call. We quickly finished our first mile in just over 11 minutes and ran back the last mile. Halfway through my second mile, I got a sharp runner’s pain in my side, but I powered through because I wanted the satisfaction of finishing the mile.
As of the time I am writing this, I have about nine days before the race. During this time I plan to run at least another four times before the day of the 5K. Our next publication will feature a recap of the run, and I will also share my experience via Instagram for anyone wanting updates before then.
Story by Julie Archer
The following story is about my personal experience. I am not a professional nutritionist or dietitian. If you are interested in the diet, research it first and see if it is right for you. For more info about my journey, follow
@julie_archer on Instagram.
I am approaching my final weeks of being on Keto, and I am not sure if I am excited or nervous about it being over. In about one month, I lost 15 pounds but I am at the point where I am experiencing a plateau in my weight loss. For the rest of my time on Keto, I plan on being more strict with the foods I eat because I am used to the diet now. I do not feel like I am on a diet anymore; the food I eat just feels normal now.
My final day on Keto will be Oct. 20. Just because I only committed to two months of Keto does not mean I will go back to my old eating habits. There is no way the amount of carbs I ate before was necessary. I will slowly start adding more fruits and vegetables back that I cannot have on Keto. I do not usually crave bread and pasta anymore. I plan on only eating these types of carbs on occasion and I will still keep most of my meals low carb when I can.
Our next publication will have my final thoughts on the ketogenic diet and if I would do it again. I will be posting more about my experience between publications on Instagram.