Walk It Off

If you find that you have no time to schedule a workout or count your calories then why not start counting your steps with a pedometer? You don’t have to go all fancy or spend a lot of money, just pick up a pedometer from your local drug store.

For the first day that you wear it do everything that you would normally do and see how many steps you accumulate. Now from your ball park number add 2 000 steps. Eventually, your goal each day should be 10 000 steps or more. Having the pedometer on will keep you motivated and you’ll find yourself looking at it often to see how many steps you have taken. You’ll find yourself walking around the room more or just marching on the spot. Isn’t that what it’s all about, moving more? Once you find that hitting above 10 000 steps is a piece of cake then you can start to increase you intensity. For example, you can jog or go for a brisk walk for 2 000 to 3 000 steps. Even jogging on the spot or going up and down the stairs will do the trick.

As for eating, yes calorie counting and journal entries can be time consuming, so instead try to just add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Also, start making your portions a little smaller. Still eat everything, but just start eating less. If you want that dessert, go for it but just eat half. You’ll be surprised that you might not even notice that you are eating less, because you are not cutting anything out of your diet.

These are some simple things you can do that will help you lose weight. Remember that little steps can make a big difference in the long run. You want to lose weight and keep it off!