I hope everyone had a great summer!? Our family had a wonderful time spending time together going to the beach, barbecuing, spending time with friends, reading good books, having family movie night, and just enjoying the long days. Now that summer is winding down and school has started, it is nice to be back on a schedule..
It is also time for moms to get back on track with their workouts…For most moms working out over the summer can often get put on the back-burner, so it’s a good idea now that school is in session to get moving again. I would like to encourage you to get started on a walking program. Walking is free, easy to do right from your house and is a great mood enhancer. Being outdoors and exercising has many benefits such as increasing your vitamin D, increasing your workout intensity by 10% (as opposed to walking indoors on the treadmill). It also feels good to be outdoors and be connecting with nature. I would also like to encourage you to get a pedometer…I like the weight watchers pedometer. You can track your daily steps, view your distance that you walk and see your date and time of your session. The weight watchers pedometer also has a great feature that re-starts the pedometer over every new day so you don’t have too. You can get one from you your local weight watchers location near you.
I would also suggest that you log your daily walking,? I? have a food/workout journey in my books available? on-line under the BOOK TAB for your specific body type to make it easier for you. Part of getting results with a goal is tracking your progress and seeing it written down daily. I believe in the old fashion way, pen to paper method. Taking the time to do this helps to get the habit in motion and also helps you to get results you so desire. Remember is takes 21 days to make a habit & 21 days to break a habit…
Try to get outside between now and October? before the time change and before it gets dark outside. Lift your endorphins naturally by getting outside to do your cardio at least 2-3 times a week.? Keep in mind too that just to stay where you are with your with your body weight? you need 150 min. or cardio each week. However, if you want to slim down and have some weight to lose you need to gradually work up to 200, 250, 275 and ultimately 300 min a week for major results and weight loss. Track how many min you walk each week and see where you end up. This is very important to do for making progress so I can’t stress it enough. Cardio can be done daily and I encourage it daily…figure out what your goals are, and start slowly and progress from there. If you are looking to really lose some body-fat…be consistent and add-on some time weekly until you get to 300 min. a week. Once you do this you will see some significant changes in your body
Remember to ‘Stay the Course”!