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Hi, I am 14, and am pretty fit but have a small layer of fat over my belly, and in some other places such as thighs etc too (not alot, I still look fit but I want to be slightly slimmer), and have got just over 3 months until my school start swimming for GCSE Physical Education. I have a paperround, so cycle for about 30 to 45 minutes every morning whilst doing that, and I do it in the highest gears I can. I also try to run once or twice a week, but so far my average run is 1.66 miles and the furthest I have done is 2.56 miles. Also, I know that going running once a week but only that distance won't really lose me a noticable amount of fat. I am a member of my local gym, and although I haven't been for nearly 2 months, I want to go at least once a week, as well as running at least once a week for a minimum of 2.5 miles, well that's what i'd like... So, do you think if the minimum I did during the next 3 months, was to run once a week for a minimum of 2.5 miles, would I lose this excess fat (there isn't much but enough to lose my confidence getting topless in a swimming pool)??? If not, what do you think the minimum I should do is? I will of course try to do as much as I possibly can but am currently somewhere in the recovery stages of glandular fever, so don't have that much energy
PS: I play rugby during the winter (september to april) and go sailing during the summer (april to september)
PPS: It is now summer holidays here in the UK
Please ask any questions etc... Please help!