My goal is to get a pedametor this week and start off with 2500 clicks a day which is 2.5 miles a day and work my way up to 5000 clicks a day, which is what weight watchers recommends and my friend did it and lost a lot of weight. That and I'm doing some low impact aerobics. I have a stalled metabolism and don't seem to be losing much weight with cal. in and out and eat healthy. No sugar and no processed food. Started at 130 and at 128.5 in a week. I am really out of shape, been on disability for 9 years and real inactive. To you think I am starting off to strong? aerobics only every other day.
That's interesting that you should suggest that way of walking. That is how i was originally going to do it. A friend of mine joined weight watchers and she lost a lot of weight counting steps and making step goals. That's where I got the idea. But what you say makes sense especially for starters and cheaper too. I did go on a 2.5 hr hike a couple weeks ago to some beautiful waterfuls and really enjoyed it. It was hard to walk in the beginning but then I got used to it, so the same with walking I expect. Thanks for the input.
Originally Posted by jackdup
Interesting, I have always walked for measures of time, and not distance.
It is interesting how different people look at things differently.
I have been a walker for quite some time now, in fact don't even own a vehicle,but I do, however use mass transportation.
Yesterday, I walked for 3 hours 10 minutes and had a backpack with 8 lbs of water in it.
At the end of the first hour, there was an immense hill that I climbed for about 30 minutes or so.
As a reccomendation for you,why not start with 2 slow 30 minute segments per day, and if you feel you can do more, either pick up the pace or add more time.
Thanks for the info on Amazon I did check out the Forrunner 305 with heart monitor, you're right a little pricey. I will have to save for one. But I definitely want one, I think it will help motivate me. Does it help motivate you? In the mean time I will work toward 1/2 hr twice a day. They say walking adds up even if you split it apart don't they? That and aerobics with an exercise tube should kick start my metabolism don't you think? Hope all is well with you.
Originally Posted by almeeker
I used an Omron when I first got started. 2,500 steps/day is very easy to get to. Eventually you should shoot for 10,000 steps/day.
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well you should continue your hard work.do exercise daily and properly and pay attention to your diet as well.best of luck.
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