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Adding walking into your day

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by xxlettyxx, 11 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. xxlettyxx

    xxlettyxx Full Member

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    Has anybody made a difference to their weight loss by building walking into their daily lives?

    I used to drive to and from work and sit down most of the day, but after writing my car off last week :sigh: I'm going to be walking a total of two hours a day, to get to work and back. And I'm hoping it'll get my weight loss kickstarted again!

    Clouds and silver linings..
     
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    Well, I weighed myself this morning and I've lost 4lb since Sunday! :D it's working!
     
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    I do a power walk for 30 minutes during my lunch when I'm at work. Definately feel my legs getting stronger and toned. :)
     
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    Works doesn't it Vixs :) hopefully after a few weeks I'll start to see less wobble on my thighs :D
     
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    I've been doing that for 7 weeks now along with my normal workouts that I do in the evening. Walking is definately a great exercise.
     
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    I don't walk that far but do at least 30mins-2hrs a day at the moment (weather pending)average about 1 and half hours a day.

    Add that to all the Wii Fit stuff I have been doing lately and I can see a huge difference.

    I seem to be loosing loads more weight (well even a 1lbs more then normal is a lot to me at the moment)

    Certainly makes me want to continue walking, especially as it is so relaxing, I can go for ages, listening to my music while I walk...
     
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    30mins - 2hrs is really good zebredy :) it definitely makes you want to keep it up when you see the weight coming off! And I agree, it's just lovely walking along and listening to your music :D
     
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    my partner and i lost a stone each 2 years ago by going on daily 45min to 1hr walks together. It really makes a difference, keep up the good work.
     
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    I always go to work walking and it makes me feel that I actually have an active lifestyle. I go to the gym 3 times a week. I complement that with walking everywhere and use stairs only ;)
     
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    That's what I like about it, feeling like I have a moderately active lifestyle. Before I started walking I was doing next to nothing! I think when I've lost some more weight and get closer to goal I'll join the gym to step it up a bit, and to tone.
     
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    the only time I walk is 15mins to take my daughter to playgroup n 15mins back and thats really slow pace aswell and maybe 15mins round the shops so about 2 hours a week in total!! yikessss i do go to workout classes but onyl when other halds back at work - i dont work so i should walkmore!!! snow isnt helping! im def gno give myself a challenge of walking at least 30mins a day! abit hard with a moaning toddler that she wants to walk - and walks about 0.05mph lol
     
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    Hey Letty - hows the walking going?

    I am just about to start adding more into my day with at least an hour on the school run.


    I used to walk at least 6 miles a day and I found it was great for my attitude too. It really helped me keep my head clear and positive.


    Have you kept it up?
     
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    Hiya,

    Yep I've kept it up, it definitely helps with the weight loss and you're right about attitude to, it helps to keep my head clear and I sleep better at night too :)
     
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    Hi all,

    Never really been a massive fan of walking - I've always lived in busy city areas and don't like just 'walking' through throngs of people. Then, I moved to the countryside but lived with family in a street-ey place - again, not a fan of just walking along pavements and then back again..

    But now I've moved into my own place and have discovered there's a massive field-ey area behind my back gate! So, two days running now I've gone for a wander which I love so much more... mud, hilly bits etc, that's what I like from walking :)

    So far, I've managed .6 mi the first day and 1.8 the next. I know it's not a lot, but I'm working on it :) do any of you think it will actually make a difference to my weight/size doing this daily? Is it not enough to shift some lbs? =/
     
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    Missjelly, I got an Omron pedometer and walk at least 5 miles a day (2 half hour walks usually, and some pacing about) and along with eating more sensibly, I lost 9 lbs in 2 weeks. I'd guess if you walk 2 miles a day (20mins walk in morning, and 20 mins in evening for example) and eat sensibly you might lose weight a bit quicker, I would guess half a pound a week or so as it's 4hrs 40mins walking in a week which burns about 1400cals which is just under half a pound.
     
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    Viva La Diva A Brit living in the USA

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    Hi xxLettyxx I have just restarted walking this week, i became very lazy with it, but now am in the swing of things !!! Walked everyday since New Year's Day, no excuses really as I have an all singing all dancing Treadmill, plus I live near lots of different walking trails / river walks !!!!!
    Years ago it really helped me shift a lot of weight over 6 stone, and bonus is I really do like walking once I get going !!!

    How are you doing ? Did you see my 20 MILES A WEEK CHALLENGE on here ???

    Diva x
     
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