While we were in New York, Colton and I ate more bread than I think I have eaten in the past year. Like, one day I literally only ate bread. Me!!!
I swear, It was an entire day of carbs.
I wasn’t hating on it though, because not only were we on vacation and living it up, but also because we were walking more than we ate. I’m talking 20,000+ steps a day.
We did the exact same thing in Europe last summer. We had two weeks of eating pizza and drinking wine in Italy and I didn’t gain a pound thanks to walking. Did I lose muscle tone? Well that’s a different story, but we will get to that in a second.
I think that walking is so incredibly underrated. Living in Houston, we literally drive everywhere and if I didn’t make a conscious effort to walk as much as I do, I do not think I would be in the shape that I am in.
A few months ago, after losing my Fitbit, I noticed I was gaining weight. I was still doing my BBG program and I was eating exactly the same, so I wasn’t sure why I was gaining weight? Needless to say, I quickly realized it was due to the fact that I wasn’t walking. I would go to work, complete my BBG program in 30 minutes and then go back to work then drive home. I was probably walking less than 1 mile a day and I could definitely see it. Around Thanksgiving, Colton bought me an Apple Watch and I started tracking my steps again. After a week and a half of hitting 10,000 steps a day + my program, I was able to lose the weight I had put on. Just by making a conscious effort to walk! I wasn’t running vigorously every day or killing myself in cardio, I just started walking more.
So how am I hitting my steps everyday?
- Taking the stairs and never the elevator.
- Walking Bentley around the block every morning & night.
- Running 3 miles twice a week.
- Parking in the back of the parking lot at the grocery store.
- Walking on an incline for 15 minutes after every BBG workout.
- Walking, instead of driving to places less that .25 miles from my house.
- Investing in a fitness tracker. I recommend either an Apple Watch or a Fit Bit
All of these things help me to lose the little bit of weight I had put on.
Is walking going to solve all of your problems? No, it’s not.
It’s simply a great addition to be included in your healthy lifestyle. Working out, lifting weights and eating clean is still key! Walking just may help you lose those last 5 lbs you’ve been struggling with.
What do you guys think about this?
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