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I Walked My Way To Health

Change Total Life By Walking

Change Total Life By Walking

Change Your Life By Walking For Exercise

For those of you who don’t believe that walking for exercise has its benefits and you may have to think about it again. Walking for some people sounds like a lame and lazy way to exercise; some even think it doesn’t do anything. According to experts you reach 40 all you need is 10,000 steps a day and you will be working your way to a long and healthy life.

I used to be overweight until I decided to change my life. I am not exactly obese however I am a small framed woman and the ideal weight for women my size is only about 100 pounds to a maximum of 105 pounds; however, I was tipping the scale of 137 pounds and for a lazy person like me who hates exercising and doesn’t believe in dieting, those 32 pounds is going to be tough to get rid of.

And to add to that I have a leg problem that inhibits me from walking too fast much more running. So I have all the excuse in the world not to work out. But being a responsible parent I know it is my duty to be on top of my health so I can support my children and be there for as long as they need me. When I started having chest pains due to stress and being lazy, I went to the doctor and got myself checked.

I needed to lose weight or suffer the consequences. I didn’t want the latter option so I asked a friend for an advice. He said the best way was to walk first thing in the morning and make a habit out of it. Of course at first it was very difficult and you have to really push yourself to do it but after doing it for several days non-stop, I started to enjoy it and look forward to it.

Walking For Exercise

Why early morning walks is more effective? Well, it has a lot of benefits; it can change your life and first of all it starts the engine working so to say. When you start your day with a light work-out such as walking your metabolism starts to function, as your body burns the fats to sustain the activity. It enhances weight loss, although it doesn’t happen overnight, you’ll start to see the results in as short as 3 weeks if you keep doing it on a regular basis. Just 30 minutes a day and you are good to go.

Another benefit of walking is that you lose weight gradually making your look healthy, your skin won’t sag and you will have that healthy youthful glow back. It also releases endorphins that improve your mood, and because you do this walks in the morning, you have a better perspective of things as you start your day.

It is also proven that walking not just make you shed those extra pounds, it also has been known to help heal a persons body. According to experts on natural healing our feet has nerves and pressure point that are connected to our vital organs, walking massages these pressure point s and restores, if not cure the ailments. It only took me 2 months to shed those extra pounds, while I still have to lose more in as short as 4 weeks I lost 18 pounds. And I feel great! Walking for exercise has become my way of life, start walking towards a healthier you.

Being Happy Solved My Overweight Problem

Being Overweight Is Such A Problem

Being overweight is taxing both physically and emotionally; I know from experience. I grew up being very active and playing many sports; however, as my activity level declined my eating habits did not and I ended up gaining weight. I am a 5’6″ female and I weighed 162 pounds with 30% body fat. Today I am still that 5’6″ female, but I weigh 124 pounds. I lost 38 pounds in 3 years. How did I do it? Honestly? – I let myself by happy.

I never liked my body, but once I finally stopped hating it and let myself be happy I was able to lose the weight. I became happy by accepting who I was. This acceptance helped me decrease my stress, I increased my sleep, and made sure I did something active every day. As I got happy and less stressed I was able to start losing weight, so I began to pay attention to portions; before I dished up more I’d ask myself, “Am I really hungry? Or am I satisfied?” I also began to keep my sweets in check without cutting them out completely by asking myself if I really needed it. I increased the amount of water I drank and I took a very active job. This change in my outlook and getting my life in control helped me lose 35 pounds in one year and I thought I’d reached my weight loss limit and never be overweight again.

Get Married and IĀ Got Overweight

Then life happened. I got married and was still in school so over the next 5 months my weight went up about 147 pounds; then I got pregnant. During my pregnancy I made it a point to be healthy; I made healthy food choices and exercised lightly by swimming, going to zumba classes, walking, and riding my bike. Because I exercised during my pregnancy, and started right up with classes at the gym after the baby came, the weight fell right off and I lost another 23 pounds in six months. Now, I exercise by taking my son out each day for a run or a bike ride and I enjoy teaching him how to have an active lifestyle.

If you are trying to lose weight, make it easy on yourself by working out at home. But be sure to find out what the best at home exercise equipment is before you make your big purchase.