Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the details. Sometimes we don’t see the forest for the trees, and sometimes we forget that the reason for losing weight is just to get fit and healthy.
Pilates, powertone, yoga, bodypump, gym memberships, health spas and group classes. The list of things we are told we need in order to lose pregnancy weight is endless.
As busy mums our life is complex enough. We need to get rid of the guilt that we aren’t working hard enough if we aren’t trying the latest fitness fads.
Some people love nothing more than doing the ‘latest thing’. But if you find all the options just a bit overwhelming, you should simplify your fitness program and focus on getting quick and easy results to lose weight quickly and safely.
If you remember only one thing about how to get fit and healthy it should be this: eat right and stay active. It doesn’t matter if it seems too simple. Simple works. And the simplest form of exercise that’s often overlooked in a post pregnancy weight loss program is a brisk walk.
Yes, we told you it was simple.
It’s easy. It’s effective. You don’t need a personal trainer and it is a great alternative to being stuck indoors in a gym. Some people even claim walking is the best way to lose weight as it doesn’t overstress your body and all you need is a pair of runners.
With proper form and intensity, a brisk walk is a proven way to burn calories, tone your body and lose stomach fat. Studies have shown that overweight people who regularly walk a minimum of 30 minutes a day just three times a week have lost significant weight without even changing what they ate (although as you know Lose Baby Weight always recommends a healthy eating plan too).
So read our hot tips of how to get the most out of your walk, then put on your runners, go outside for a brisk walk, and watch your body shed its excess weight.
Health experts say that the key to success in exercise is to have fun while doing it. Walking enthusiasts love the fresh air and getting fit while enjoying the scenery. Some brisk walking enthusiasts use this time to reflect on life and find the ‘feel good’ hormones released by the exercise makes it easier to deal with the day’s stresses.
So take bub out in a stroller, or if you are lucky enough to get some time to yourself, take some time out and go for a walk solo. Just 30 minutes at least 3 times a week and you will be surprised with the results you can achieve, both physically and mentally.
Incorporate a brisk walk into your 28 Day Diet and Exercise Plan. Remember this plan is your transformation to a new and healthier you. Commit to these plans and schedules now and before you know it, you will be losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.