Slow and steady is the best way to make it a part of your lifestyle.
That’s an important piece of advice that you should always keep in mind. If you start with unreasonable expectations–like going from not exercising to running a marathon in two months–you’ll only set yourself up for failure. Like Elizabeth says, any time you sneak in a little exercise adds up: You could power walk around the field or climb bleacher steps when you’re attending your kids’ sporting events, for example.
For more easy ways to squeeze in calorie-burning workouts, read our story, “Strength Exercises for Moms on the Move.”
What’s your favorite way to sneak in exercise? Share in the comments below.
Now that you’re striving for 10,000 steps a day and walking regularly, you may want to give your workout a little boost. Easy moves–like knee lifts or arm pumps–can turn a simple stroll into a power walk or be used as warm-ups before you get going. See all our beginner power walking exercises here.
What’s your favorite power walk move? Tell us in the comments below.
Are you ready to get moving too? Ease into exercising with this four-week, get-back-in-shape walking plan.
What motivates you to walk? Tell us in the comments below.