Note: this is part of a continuing guest blog series about Kim’s journey with HCG medical weight loss. Read Kim’s other entries here:

Another area of my life that compliments the HCG diet Phase 3 is exercise. During the low calorie phase, exercise (other than walking) is not recommended. In Phase 3 you can start to add in more physical activity as you ramp up your calories.

I began with walking and steady state running. After a few weeks I’ve added more intense interval training, bootcamp, lifting, kettlebells, yoga and long distance runs. The biggest thing I noticed was that with my weight being lighter I had less joint pain and my endurance had improved.

One of my accomplishments a few weeks into phase 3 was that I completed the Tough Mudder. A 10 mile muddy obstacle course race!

Tough Mudder