Thursday, June 26, 2008

Let's Get Moving !!

I have yet to find a diet/plan/WOE etc that doesn't require exercise for success. Sure, you can diet alone for a while but, eventually you're gonna have to start moving to continue to lose weight

For the longest time I was anti-exercise. I couldn't be bothered. I was too tired. I was too busy. I had too many excuses. Truth is, exercise was difficult for me. As the pounds started to come off I started walking.....a few days a week for about a mile.

For about a month I continued my 1.2 mile route around the neighborhood. Then, a friend said "You should round it off to 2 miles." Geeze.....Don't ya just hate people who mean well?

Well, I increased my route to 2 miles shortly after. Currently I walk anywhere from 2.25-3.00 miles 5 days a week. Some times I squeeze in 2 walks in one day.

You need to get moving too !!. If you don't exercise at all, start off with a 15 minute walk 3 times a week. Do that for a week or so. When you're comfortable with that try a 20 minute walk. The following week 25 minutes. When you're up to 30 minutes you should be sweating. If not, increase your pace. Eventually add a 4th day......maybe a 5th.

If you are a Weight Watcher with a MONTHLY PASS you are able to use a great tool online called eTools. On eTools you can track your foods and exercise. You don't need to know how FAR you've walked, just how LONG (minutes). Enter the amount of minutes of exercise and eTools will let you know how many points you've earned. These"Activity Points" can be swapped for extra food during the day they are earned. Sorry, you can't bank them.

So........what are you waiting for? Meet me at the track !!

A great site for mapping out your route, calculating how far your walk, and keeping a running monthly total of totally distanced walked is MapMyWalk


If you're into video games, get yourself a Wii and Wii will certainly get a workout !! My favorite activity is "Free Step". You can adjust the time and pace. Currently I am doing 2000 steps in 20 minutes with equal amounts of arm exercises with 3 pound weights (gotta get rid of those flabby arms).

Enjoy your workout !!


Vi said...

Keep posting all these great workouts Reg! You KNOW you keep me motivated and moving!!!!!!

Latisha said...

I love freestep!! I just discovered that I can free step for 10, 20 or 30 minutes. I don't think that was there before. LOL Keep up the good work!!! I love your blog!

*~*Cece*~* said...

I got my Wii Fit right before a weeks long vacation in Mexico so I didn't have time to fool with it much. But now that we're back home, life is back on track (so is my WW points/eating) I'm really enjoying my Wii Fit! I get up at 5am and start my day with the Free Step. Then move onto the Advanced Step. This morining I did Rhythm Boxing & I totally felt it in my arms! I just wish there was a way to calculate WW points to the Fit activities. Great blog!