Well the end of another day. Yesterday wasn't terribly good. I started the day off great, brekkie and logging into here. But i couldn't make it back on and i couldn't stop eating. I'm sure it isn't TTOTM as i have recently had it. Maybe because i was paying less attention to my food- not logging it in, i just didn't focus properly. My eldest has searched through Annette Syms books and is planning on making something for tea tomorrow. Lucky i have shopping to do tomorrow. Well that's all for today. A bit boring really.
tip 33 - Move more
If you walk for weight loss, follow these five steps,/i.
If you had to pick one activity that is best for weight loss, and suits the majority of people, walking is a clear stand out. It's an easy, accessible and enjoyable way to lose weight, get fit, reduce stress and boost your energy levels. It can be done almost anywhere, anytime, by anyone, and best of all - it's free. But walking is actually a very easy, efficient activity for your body, and doesn't burn a lot of cals, especially if you just cruise along. Studies have shown that up to 94% of walkers don't walk frequently enough or fast enough to gain health benefits.
Here are 5 key strategies that can help you make walking a more effective, fat-burning exercise.
*Walk fast Speed matters. People who maintain a faster pace while walking will burn more cals and get better results. Try to swing your arms, and walk as if you are 5 mins late.
* Walk long When you are starting out, any walking is ideal. But after a month or two, longer walks will bring you better results. Aim for around 3-4 hours of walking every 7 days.
*Walk often Aim for 4-7 days a week, depending on how fast and for how long you walk. Try not to miss 2 days in a row.
*Step it up as you get fitter The more you walk, the more efficient your body gets at moving around. To keep burning more and more cals, up the duration, intensity or frequency of your walks as your fitness improves.
*Mix it up Add variety to your routine by walking on different surfaces....grass, sand, hills.... at different times of the day, for different durations, at different intensities(interval training is a must) or intersperse some bodyweight exercises - push ups, lunges, along the way.
Who am i?
- I'm a wife and a mother of 4. I began my 'journey' at 149+ kilos. 8 weeks ago i finally broke the magical barrier of 130 that had confounded me for so long and weighed in at 129.2. Stupid me though, i self sabotaged again and let family issues close me off to the world and i am now 134.6 again and rareing to do anything it takes to get back into new territory.
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