What Can A Walking Challenge Really Do For You?
When I set out on my 30 day walking challenge, my aim was to see just how TRANSFORMATIONAL it could be. I really LOVE Walking so it wasn’t hard to get myself started.
Although I didn’t think walking ALONE would be the most effective way to lose weight, I thought I’d drop a few pounds at least while I was enjoying being outside.
The truth is, I really enjoyed being outside, But… I didn’t lose a SINGLE pound. I guess it’s not very realistic to expect to lose a lot of weight from walking, as you’ll only burn an average of 150 calories every 30 minutes.
If you really want to lose weight, it’s probably best to cut out about 500 calories per week from your diet, and that will help you to drop about a pound per week.
Even though I didn’t lose any weight, which might be because I was eating MORE during the challenge, I do feel generally better, and I think my body is a little more toned than before I started.
Will Walking Everyday Improve Your Health?
Walking IS Definitely Good for your Health, to say the least. Brisk walking is BEST. I’ve listed some of the known benefits of walking below.
- Helps you maintain a healthful body weight
- Strengthens Bones
- Has An Age Reducing Effect.
- Lessens Chances Of Developing Diabetes Through Making Your Muscles Use Sugars More Efficiently.
- Elevates Your Mood And Reduces Stress
- Improves Your Sleep Quality
- Strengthens Your Immune System
- KEEPS You Exercising; Your less likely to quit walking than other exercise regimes.
- Improves your coordination and balance.
So… Is Walking Everyday Life Transformational?
I say YES; Walking everyday will change your life. I know the changes will vary from one person to the next, but there is no doubt, you will transform.
Walking opened the door up for me to start running more often again.
During the walks I thought of all kinds of ways I could change my work situation. I think getting out and seeing what’s around you, along with breathing the outside air, TRULY inspires.
I know all of the walking helped me to clear my head; Kind of like clearing out the clutter.
Walking re inspired something in me that had gotten a little lost for awhile. It brought back that child like sense of adventure, and confidence.
30 days of walking is only the beginning for me. I’m getting outside more from now on. I am running again, and I see new ways I can challenge myself as a result of this too.
It’s easy to make excuses for ourselves of why we can’t do things. Completing a walking challenge gives you confidence about what else you can change.
How much do you think YOU could transform your life by doing a NEW 30 day challenge every 30 days?
Imagine how transformational that will be if every new challenge you take on, is one that is in alignment with Living Your Dreams.
Please share your thoughts below, and KEEP Walking! 🙂