Can You Walk Your Way to Weight Loss?
With more exercise videos and ways to get fitter than ever available to watch on social media, it can be overwhelming wondering which workout and method is the best for you to lose weight.
Before I tell you how simple it can be to do something easy for yourself to lose weight, I want to let you know about one of the girls in my Life Transformer Plan.
As with everyone, I keep in touch with the girls privately as well as in the support group. I messaged one of the girls, Sara, to see how she’s getting on with her habits and making changes to her lifestyle.
“I’m struggling with fitting in exercise. My working day is so long, I just always convince myself to put it off. So I only manage to exercise twice a week which isn’t really enough”.
It’s Hard to Manage Long Working Hours and Exercise on Top
I know this is a common situation that so many find themselves in.
Many people get up early in the morning, get ready quickly and they’re out of the door for work not getting home for 12 hours. They get home late after a long day, often too exhausted (mentally & physically) to do any exercise. Many can just about manage to make themselves a good meal and get ready for bed.
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Anyway, we sent a few messages back and forth and I asked if she had a fitness tracker.
Yes she did!
I then asked does she actually use it. (Imagine how many fitness trackers there are , in peoples homes, not charged up and not being used)
Great news. Sara uses her tracker every day. She is sat at a computer for long periods and can have conference calls which take up half the day. The recordings show she struggles to get near 6000 steps on most days, but did manage 8000 on two days.
So I helped her set a little target. Aim to achieve 8000 steps each day. And that’s it.
Even though Sara works long hours and is sat at a a desk for most of the day, I wanted her to be more mindful and consider how to move more during the day.
So a few days later we caught up again.
There Are so Many Simple Ways to Increase Your Steps
She’d hit over 10,000 each day since we messaged!
“I can’t believe it” she said to me.
“I had to push myself more, and think differently but was surprised I managed this to be honest.”
Those small changes in a working day can make incredible differences when done consistently. We all need to think differently and move differently if we want to change our health and improve our lives.
Sara lost an impressive 5 lbs in just 1 week after being more mindful about her movement in work.
A fantastic achievement!
You Really Can Walk the Weight Off
If you find you’re one of those people that sits A LOT and want to get fitter, healthier and lose weight.
Try some of these tasks.
- Wear a fitness tracker each day
- (You can get them online really cheap if you’re starting out. This is a lovely one >> CLICK HERE )
- Set yourself a step target. 6000, 8000 or 10,000 steps per day.
- Look at simple ways you can move more in your day
- Park further away than you would normally
- Get on/off the bus at a different stop that makes you walk further
- Go to a different toilet in work that is further away or on another floor
- Take the stairs every time. No escalators or elevators
- Walk to pass a message on rather than email or call
- Go for a quick walk on your lunch break (get someone to join you)
- Get a walking buddy. You are more likely to keep up the walking routine if you do it with someone
The more we move, walk or fidget can help get our steps up and lose weight, when done consistently and with more mindfulness on our food..
So, if you’re struggling with exercise, don’t feel defeated by thinking you don’t have time and can’t find the motivation to do anything.
Every step you take is a step towards the happier, healthier you.
My advice. Start walking more today and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve.