How are the New Year’s resolutions to lose weight working out for you? Not so good? Don’t be too hard on yourself – most of us will fall by the wayside some time in January.
Trouble is, we think we are on the Biggest Loser and set huge targets that mere mortals without a team of experts and a TV camera following them can’t stick with for long.
Or we have a vague idea about losing some weight but no plan to follow.
Walking is my secret weight loss weapon. And I don’t mean going for 10 mile hikes but just normal everyday type walking, one step at a time.
I love it because it is so easy to do and it slots into my day. You don’t need special equipment just comfortable shoes. You don’t need to go anywhere to get started. You don’t need huge chunks of time. It’s easy and convenient and it burns calories, reduces cravings and melts away fat like magic.
You can just add more walking into your day but I like to use a pedometer.
I have one of those pedometers that you can just keep in your pocket or bag and it monitors your movement as you walk and amazingly knows when you take a step – I checked, it’s pretty accurate as well. I find that little gadget motivates me to do extra steps and I achieve more than I otherwise would every day. It’s amazing how a bit of extra tidying up or walking a couple of extra blocks adds up to extra steps and extra pounds lost.
If you want to lose weight walking, you can just start by fitting more steps into your day and gradually build your fitness level until the pounds drop off.
That’s a bit hit or miss though and you really have to create yourself a plan and follow it, if you’re serious about losing weight. Plot out exactly what you’re going to do and you’re good to go.
If you want a bit of help with that and a simple plan to follow to lose weight in 28 days without fuss, you might like to pick up a copy of my book. It’s now out in paper back or you can download a Kindle version and read it on any e-reader or PC (with the free Kindle app*) and get started today.
You’ll find “Walk Off Weight With Your Pedometer: A Simple Day Walking Program” here on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Never mind those resolutions, here’s to looking great on the beach this summer.
I do agree that wearing a pedometer encourages you to walk that little bit further. I find that a half hour walk in my lunch break works wonders for perking me up for the afternoon – as well as giving me around 3,000 steps.