If you're ready to begin a weight loss program, it's important to practice a combination of modified eating and increased physical activity.
If your doctor approves you for physical activity, then you're all set to get started!
Walking is a fairly simple and straightforward way to get back into physical activity if you've been sedentary for a while.
All you really need are comfortable shoes and comfortable walking clothes. Regular walking, along with a sensible diet, can be enough physical activity to jump start your weight loss.
No one runs a marathon out of the gate and you can't either. If you try, you'll only fail, and then you'll be disappointed and then you'll quit and then you won't experience the weight loss you desire. Start small. Put on your trainers and walk to the end of the block. Good. Now do it again tomorrow.
Practice every day. Now next week, walk to the end of the block and up to the main road. Every week, extend your walk, practice it for a week, and keep going. You'll build your endurance in a more steady fashion and you'll feel more motivated to stick it out as you progress in your weight loss routine.
If you're walking for weight loss, you may do better and stick to it longer if you walk with a friend, neighbor, or colleague. In this day and age, you're far from likely to be the only person around who's interested in weight loss. Make a connection with another walker and go together for a variety of reasons.
Mom was right, it's always safer to travel in groups. You'll also motivate each other in your weight loss. Even if you don't feel like walking, if you know your walking buddy is waiting for you, you're more likely to go anyway. It's this sticking to it that will keep the weight loss going.
Comfortable clothes and shoes
If you're going to keep up on a weight loss routine that includes walking, you'll need to wear comfortable clothes. Fabrics that are too tight, too scratchy, or don't breathe can make you uncomfortable. If you're not comfortable, you won't walk nearly as far or nearly as well. You need to keep walking every day for weight loss.
If you don't have sports leggings or shorts, or a soft, breathable t-shirt, it may be worth the investment. You want your weight loss program to be successful; take what steps you need to in order to make that happen.
If you mean business about weight loss, then adding a walking routine to your program can make a significant difference in the level of your success.
The key to keeping with a weight loss walking schedule is starting small and working at it as you make progress, walking with a buddy for motivation and inspiration, and dressing for comfort at all times.
Combined, these three simple steps can have you walking your way to weight loss that you can be proud of.