Wondering how to easily lose weight and feel wonderful? Try walking to lose weight and feel great!. It seems too easy to be true, but trust me, in my life, I’ve made the biggest fitness strides from just walking. And if I can do it, you can too!
I’ve always been passionate about exercise; it just makes me feel good! Not to mention that exercise keeps your weight in check, These past few years have been challenging to me as I’ve spent more time sitting behind a computer and less time chasing the littles around. I finally determined that I had to make a change and get back into an exercise routine that I could do consistently.
To paraphrase Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy; happy happy people don’t shoot their husband or yell at their kids; they just don’t!” (OK, she didn’t say it quite like that, but the same principle applies.)
Exercise is definitely one of the habits I recommend, simply because of how good it can make you feel. So I decided to practice what I preach more consistently and see what kind of a difference it could make in my life!
When my firstborn was a baby, although it took me literally 9 months to lose the baby weight, I did lose it. What I did then for exercise was to walk walk walk, pushing her in the stroller. We had so many great adventures, many with her snoozing, but great adventures none-the-less. I literally wore holes in my sneakers because I walked so much!
I’ve done other types of exercise over the years, but I started wondering if maybe walking consistently was the key to feeling good and keeping my weight in check. It worked then, why not now?!
Last year for Christmas, I got an Apple Watch, and have used the exercise tracker ever since. I aim for at least 30 minutes of walking or other exercise each day.
I actually have lost weight as well. Not a ton but consistently, little by little, each week, I lose weight. And I feel great! In your quest to feel better, and fit into your skinny jeans or bathing suit, I think exercise (specifically walking) ranks near the top of daily habits you can cultivate to feel more energetic, happier, and calmer overall. Anyone can do it. It takes no special equipment. You can walk with the kids and/or the dog. Or (my fave) ALONE. It’s a wonderful way to just be with yourself and talk to God or just contemplate the marvels of life!
Here’s what I’ve found:
Try walking to lose weight and feel great! You won’t regret it. I’ll also be offering some FREE craving buster sessions soon. Until then, walk, walk, walk!