It's only the 2nd month of the year. I surely don't want the year to pass me by on my health goals. Yes it has been warm here in the Northwest but wet is wet no matter how warm and I needed something to boost my calorie burn that was easy to:
1.) decide I wanted to face it each day and make a life long commitment to being activity
2.) start without a fuss ( no drive to a gym or trail, change or load up equipment, open a locker...etc.)
3.) afford, low cost (no money means no gym and very little gas for driving very far so it has to be close)
4.) see my progress so I get excited to do it again
5.) feel my progress as in muscles feel worked but not broken
6.) easy to do and keeps me off the floor (old body, old joints, heavy body don't do up and down well)
So these were my requirements. Bleach boy bought a gym membership for an indoor pool when he was in California and it traveled up here when he returned home. In the two, now three years of swimming three times a week he lost tons of weight. I am not a gym person. I do love it outside and will bike and hike but those don't fit the requirements above.
I've discovered a wonderful web site for people like me. It's all about being healthy through walking. You can join the walking club and get a couple different streaming walking video's a month all online. It's so easy for me to wake up, turn on my computer and bring up the web site. Before you know it I'm doing at least a mile. Then later before lunch I do a fast paced heart healthy 2 to 4 mile walk.
I'm sure you are picturing a stroll down the path but this is exercise walking and I feel it.
I printed off the online calendar and am checking off my miles but feel free to write it on the wall or chalk board or in a note book. But do write it! As you see the miles click by you get excited that this will help you have a body boost and burn some calories.
As far as Spark people are concerned when I log a 30 min 2 mile walk I burn 266 calories. WOW
This is why if I can I do more than one walk a day I think I will make headway.
Now where can you test this out, because I didn't believe how good this was until in early January when I started walking? See video's above this post
So after you've used the video's above move to the web site and try the faster video or join the club and have some great food ideas and new walking video's each month for a year. I'm sure this will make my year full of boosting energy and calorie BURN.
Go here for the express one mile. It's fast but on a sat when I know bleach boy wants to go do stuff I get a fast burning 1 mile in.
This site also has all the walking video's to buy and the club to join do take a peek.
If you want something really challenging take the 10 day challenge offered on the web site. There is a menu and a walking plan for three walks a day. If you do this it will burn each meal on the menu off! No calories for the whole day that you didn't burn.
I thought about what this would mean?
That's right I'd have to burn those extra pounds all day if I wasn't burning my meals!
Thank you Leslie Sansone
Here is a Spark people article on fitness that will give you some ideas also.