Monday, September 2, 2013

September Challenge How to Start Walking Tips #MakeTime Day 2

Over the past year I have interviewed other women who are also on a healthier lifestyle journey. I will be sharing some of their interviews and featuring other bloggers who for whatever reason have chosen to just move it and make time to get healthy. From my experience this isn't done overnight. Each day is a new day. Give it to yourself to start fresh every time you wake up! 

Join our September Challenge to get into a habit of a healthier lifestyle. It can be done, if you want it done. Click over to the challenge to get your free monthly printable. Start today even though it is September 2nd. Don't wait another minute to take care of you.

This photo is from Eliza's Journey Pound by Pound on Facebook. I just happened to see it yesterday and knew it would be perfect for today!



Some of these tips are from one of my most favorite bloggers Paula from Call Me PMc so click over and read her interview and learn more about why she exercises.

HOW TO TIPS to start Exercising:
  • The very easiest is walking, especially if you haven't exercised in years.
  • Just move. 
  • Make a date with a friend and walk and talk and make it enjoyable. 
  • Get a pedometer. It's recommended everyone walk 10000 steps per day at minimum. 
  • Start walking or light exercise for just 15 minutes.
  • Walk the stairs, don't park close to the store entrance, wear a pedometer, set very small obtainable goals and add a little more each week. 
  • Get those steps in.
  • Find some music you enjoy or an audio book and listen to it when walking.
  • Wear comfy shoes. When you start off walking don't go crazy and buy expensive shoes. Use your current shoes and then reward yourself with new ones at the end of the month.
  • It isn't easy getting to 10,000 steps a day when you are just starting off. So just start walking and when you are done look at your pedometer and record your number along with how long it took you do do it. The next day repeat what you did and strive to take 500 more steps or walk 5 more minutes. Keep a journal to chart your progress.
  • Walk in well lit areas if you are walking at night.
  • If there aren't side walks then walk or run against traffic so you can see what is coming.
  • Drink water before you head out and carry a bottle of water with you. Drink 6-8 bottles a water each day. Start with getting in at least 2 and then increase it daily. Soon you will only want to drink water and will crave water instead of soda. (ditch soda as soon as you can)
  • Don't walk on a full stomach. 
Do you have any tips to add? Leave them below.

As a reminder, check Day 1 for the full scoop on this challenge. 

So are you in? Are you joining in? By the way since I'm not big on rules, you can JOIN IN at anytime this month. So don't be discouraged if you are just finding out about this after the first. Just start where you are and move move move! Share this post and invite others to join in.
I'll be sharing this on all my social media sites so follow me --on FacebookPinterest,InstagramTwitterGoogle Plus and LifeKraze with the hashtag. I will try and always use the hashtag #MakeTime when referring to this challenge so we can track our progress. 

When you follow me let me know so that I can follow you back. IF you want to join LifeKraze it is a free app or you can use it on your computer ask me and I'll invite you. The link to LifeKraze will take you to the Team MakeTime! 



1 comment:

TeresaK said...

I got in two walks today, Susie! One earlier this afternoon, a long one for about 47 minutes...and then since I did not eat well today, another 27 min. walk this evening!

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