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“GET TO WALK…ERR, I MEAN WORK!”

on March 25, 2014
(*Please note:  By reading this blog, you agree to my disclaimer)

Are you ready for your bathing suit?  Not quite?  Don’t panic, read on to find out what you can do to start getting ready for swimsuit season today.

 

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 (Image from ‘Dump A Day’)

 

Let’s take a minute to talk about your goals.  Get out a piece of paper and write down three things:

1.  What do you want to accomplish (ex. lose weight, tone up, etc.)

2.  By what date do you want to see or notice results

3.  Why do you want it?

 

This is what you’ll post to your fridge, bathroom mirror or carry around in your wallet.  It may even help to include a picture of the bathing suit you want or some other inspirational image.  You’ll go further if you set goals and keep them close by to reference.  For me, I just kept envisioning the body I wanted and what I would look like out on the beach with every squat, step, jump, push-up, etc.  That’s also how I pass the time while planking.  I’m up to 4 minutes now without rest and I spend most of that time thinking about how good I’ll feel on the beach.

 

 “GET TO WALK…ERR, I MEAN WORK!  GET TO WORK ON WALKING!”

 

Now, we’ll focus on Tip #1 from my previous post, “Seven Tips To Lose Weight and Get In Shape” Get moving.  The fastest way to a smaller waist is through movement.  And lots of it.  I realize that most of you have work and family obligations that tie up much of your day leaving you very little time to exercise, so I’ll try to make this as easy as possible.  Find 20 minutes somewhere in your day to walk.  I don’t care where you walk, just as long as you have set out 20 minutes to JUST WALK.  Walking at your job doesn’t count.  The point here is to take movement one step above what we’re already doing as well as form a routine that we can stick to if we haven’t made time for exercise in years.  It’s important that we separate the exercise we get from working and the ‘workout’s’ we do for exercise purposes.  Commit to 20 minutes everyday this week.  That’s it.  Just 20 minutes.  Keep a steady pace and walk a little faster than you normally would.  After your 20 minutes is up, stretch your legs for a few minutes, grab a glass of water and relax.

It’s that easy.

WALK.

20 MINUTES.

ONCE A DAY.

 

Say you have more time to spare?  Great!  Go for 30 minutes.  But keep in mind that we want to be consistent.  So just because you can spare an entire hour one day doesn’t mean that you can blow off the rest of the week.  20 minutes is a good place to start if you’re trying to establish a regular workout routine.  It also ensures that you wont ‘burn out’ in the first week.  Just be firm and stick to it.  Every step you take is burning calories!

 

*If the weather is too bad to walk outside and you don’t have a treadmill or a gym membership, pull up Youtube on your ipad, iphone or other device and do this great beginners 20 minute – 1 mile walk with Leslie Sansone:

 

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