What comes to your mind when you think about losing weight?
- No cake
- No chocolate (this kills me)
Well, this is all wrong if you ask me.
A week ago (when I’m writing this) one lady commented on one of our Facebook posts that the workouts we are sharing in that posts cannot be done by women with high weight number.
At first, I was frustrated, but then I wanted to understand why she says that.
And discussing it with my colleagues, we think that the perception of being active and moving to get fit and lose weight is positioned like something very hard and painful by the media and the brands.
This is done so they can sell us “magical” pills, workout equipment, weight loss programs/pills, etc.
Yes. Some of them are good and efficient/effective, but it shouldn’t be like that when you are just starting out.
That is why we wanted to keep it simple today and remind you/show you that having a plan to WALK during the day should be your new workout plan.
HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD WALK
Here’s the math.
3500 calories = approximately one pound of fat/weight.
By walking one mile per day, you make around 2000 steps.
2000 steps are equal to ± 100 calories.
Want to lose one pound a week?
You’ll have to walk at least 5 miles per day.
But, that’s not all.
First, this doesn’t mean that you can eat junk food every day and as much as you can since you’re walking 5 miles. This will work only if you keep the current eating habit or (as a bonus) try to adjust it a little bit and start eating healthier food.
Second, notice how I didn’t say “workout” but just “walk”. Meaning, this “walk to lose weight” approach is good since you can embed it in your daily activities. For example, park your car 1 mile away from your work. This is how you walk 1 mile to work and back which = 2 miles. Also, don’t go on coffee meetings. Start going on “walk-meetings” where you walk while you discuss your matters with your colleagues or other people. Got it?
Third, if you want to be on point with how many steps/miles you walked each day, get a fitness band/watch that will count and collect all that data for you. I’ve bought one, and I’ve set my goal to 12k steps per day. It sends me reminders to walk; it reminds me to stand up when I’m stuck for a long time in front of the computer, etc.
With walking, you get to actually go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, and also we’ve heard that it will improve your creativity.
Stop thinking about “exercising” and start walking. Click the SHARE buttons and share this with at least ONE friend on Facebook so you can start a movement together.