Walking for Weight Loss Made Easy

Walking for Weight Loss Made Easy

Walking offers many health benefits, including easy opportunities for weight loss. In fact, walking is one of the few activities where you can double your impact because you can use it as formal exercise, as well as incorporating more steps into your daily routine.

Although you’ve probably been walking since you were a child, there may also be some new techniques you can pick up that will help you burn even more calories. Take a look at these ideas for walking your way to a slimmer you.

Walking Workouts for Weight Loss

1. Speed it up. Depending on your weight, you can burn about 65 to 100 calories for each mile you walk. If you move faster, you’ll burn more calories covering the same distance.

2. Vary the pace. Studies also show that interval training is an effective way to burn more calories. Alternate between periods of walking briskly and strolling at a more moderate pace.

3. Check your posture. To move efficiently and avoid injuries, ensure you’re using proper form. It’s usually safer to take more steps rather than trying to lengthen your stride. Check that your heels hit the ground first, and use your toes to push you forward. Engage your core muscles to take pressure off your back.

4. Use your arms. Swinging your arms will also increase the intensity. If you want to add props, try walking poles or hand weights.

5. Go backward. For an extra challenge try walking backward in a safe area. Climbing up hills is another constructive option.

6. Hit the beach. Just changing the surface can power up your workout. Traveling across sand or snow requires more energy than walking on smooth pavement.

7. Listen to music. Playing your favorite tunes can make any workout seem like less effort. Put together a lively soundtrack that will motivate you to keep going.

8. Dress comfortably. You can buy shoes designed specifically for walking or just choose any pair with low heels and firm support. Dressing in protective layers will also help you deal with cold or wet weather.

9. Find a buddy. Walking with others can be fun. Invite family and friends along or join a local hiking group. If you have a dog, you have a companion who would love to join you at the park.

10. Talk with your doctor. Even though walking is a generally safe and low-impact activity, you may want to check with your doctor if you’ve been sedentary for a while. Your physician can help you set goals that are realistic for you.

Incidental Walking for Weight Loss

1. Take the stairs. Skip the elevator and escalators. Climbing upstairs burns almost 2 calories for every 10 steps.

2. Park further away. Walk or bike to work if possible. If the distance is too far or there’s no safe route, you can still choose a parking space that will enable you to squeeze in a brief hike before arriving at the office.

3. Schedule work breaks. Pause every half hour to stretch and move around. You could also make it a habit to use the restrooms and copy machines on the next floor instead of the ones by your desk.

4. Stand and dial. Think about how many minutes you spend talking on the phone each day. You can easily spend a lot more time on your feet if you pace around while you’re checking on your children or reaching out to clients.

Walking is so simple but does so much for your health and fitness. In addition to burning more calories, you strengthen your muscles and condition your heart with each extra step you take. Make walking a regular part of your workout program and daily routines.

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[Affirmations] The Universe Fully Supports My Plans and Aspirations

[Affirmations] The Universe Fully Supports My Plans and Aspirations

The Universe Fully Supports My Plans and Aspirations.

The Universe fully supports your plans and aspirations. 

Don’t believe it?

Use my affirmations below to feel confident, supported, and successful along the way!

I have big plans and aspirations, and I am confident in my future success. The Universe has my back in everything I do.

When I set my attention on a goal and take the necessary steps, things work out for me. It is as if an invisible force is always acting in my best interest. I am grateful for the hidden support I receive.

I am a lucky person. Good things just seem to happen to me. I am blessed.

I am comfortable that I am following the right path for me. My plans and aspirations are aligned with my values, natural talents, and interests. My plans for the future are ethical and proper. I am free of concern and hesitation.

I am fully committed to achieving my goals and take steps each day to be successful.

My friends and family support me, too. I am so lucky to have so many loving, supportive, and enthusiastic people in my life. It feels like everyone and everything is on my side. I am fully supported.

Today, I am facing the world with the knowledge that my plans and aspirations are supported by the Universe. I am confident that I am walking the best path for me. Everything is going my way.

​Self-Reflection Questions​

1. When have I been unusually lucky? What was the result of that luck?

2. What do I want to accomplish in the future? Are those aspirations aligned with my values and beliefs?

3. What is holding me back right now? What can I do to overcome that obstacle?

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Members of these groups lean on one another for accountability and inspiration, supporting one another on the difficulties of their communal challenges and putting their minds together to create new pathways forward.

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[Affirmations For Success] I Refuse To Be Distracted From My Goals

[Affirmations For Success] I Refuse To Be Distracted From My Goals

I Refuse To Be Distracted From My Goals.

My goals are my future. When I stay focused on my goals, I make progress toward achieving them. I know what I want and how to get there. And when I make progress, I feel proud of myself. I enjoy my life and the path that I am on.

Staying focused on my goals is the primary way I can control my future. Success allows me to feel good about my life and I know that focus is the key.

There are distractions all around me, but I refuse to give them my attention. They take away from the future that I want and am committed to.

Distractions are easy for me to avoid. I can easily focus on what matters in my life.

Staying focused on my goals makes it easier to make smart decisions. I simply consider which option is most supportive of my goals. Indecisiveness is a foreign concept to me. When I avoid distractions, wise decisions become automatic.

My goals are crystal clear to me. Their achievement is a priority in my life. Consequently, I refuse to allow any distractions to take my attention away from my goals. I am in control of my focus.

Today, I put my attention on my goals. I reject all distractions. My focus is exactly where it belongs. I choose my decisions and actions based on my goals.

​Self-Reflection Questions


1. What am I committed to achieving? Does my focus support achieving that goal?

2. What are the biggest distractions in my life? What can I do to minimize those distractions?

3. What would happen in the next year if I could avoid 90% of the distractions in my life and work on my goals consistently?

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[Affirmations for Weight Loss] I Keep Moving

[Affirmations for Weight Loss] I Keep Moving

I keep moving.

I lead an active life.

I look for ways to burn more energy throughout the day. I reduce the amount of time that I spend sitting.

I stick to my workout program. I condition my heart and build my muscles. I develop a variety of activities that I enjoy. I run outdoors and on the treadmill. I lift weights and go to CrossFit classes. I do yoga and play sports.

I stand up while I am doing my usual tasks. I get on my feet while I brew coffee and talk on the phone.

I take more steps. I walk to work or ride my bike. I park further away from my destinations and travel the last distance on foot. I take the stairs instead of using the elevator or escalator.

I share my active lifestyle with others. I invite family and friends to work out with me. I sign up for group fitness classes. I chat with others online about my fitness goals.

I reorganize my home and workspace. I use my environment to create triggers that remind me to move around. I type at a standing desk and sit on an exercise ball. I keep a jump rope in my living room and do exercises during TV commercials.

I have fun. I treat my workouts like a game. I play music and dance around.

Today, I squeeze more exercise into my schedule. I engage my body and mind. I sit less and move more.

​Self-Reflection Questions


1. How can I add more physical activity to my workday?

2. How can I exercise when I am unable to go to the gym?

3. What is one new sport I want to try?

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[Self-Hypnosis] I Protect My Emotions

[Self-Hypnosis] I Protect My Emotions

I protect my emotions.

The emotions I experience are normal. I realize that I have a right to feel however I feel.

Usually, I am upbeat and satisfied with how my day goes.

Yet, there are times when certain events occur which set my emotions in a direction that lacks positivity.

Sometimes, I feel hurt about something someone says to me. They may treat me in a way that annoys me. Perhaps I notice something unexpected that triggers feelings of disappointment or anger.

When these situations occur, I remind myself that such events are a part of life and that I am the only one responsible for how I feel.

I consciously decide to adjust my feelings. I have confidence that I can control my emotions when a situation requires it.

In an uncomfortable situation, I can protect myself by quietly leaving the room. I can excuse myself to get a beverage or I can mention there is something I must take care of.

Refraining from making comments regarding the triggering event is usually best for me. This allows me to avoid further negative feelings of distress.

Today, I know I can take useful steps to protect my feelings.

My perseverance and strength of character ensure I can turn uncomfortable emotions into positive ones.

I live a contented life because I protect my emotions when it is necessary.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. How often do I find myself feeling upset about something that happened in my day?

2. What steps do I take to protect my emotional self when such events occur?

3. How can I change how I react to negative situations?

[Self-Hypnosis] I Am Filled With Gratitude For Today

[Self-Hypnosis] I Am Filled With Gratitude For Today

I am filled with gratitude for today.

I have plenty of reasons to feel grateful each day. I find beauty in many simple things in life. I can enjoy a sunrise, sunset, or a good book. I am grateful for the nature I see and experience each day.

Life provides endless opportunities to feel grateful every day.

Today is a great day to work on enhancing my life. I have many opportunities for self-enhancement. I can use today to better my life and become the person I want to be.

I am grateful for my friends and family. I am loved! I have other people to love. I have people I can count on. My friends and family are a huge source of gratitude and appreciation.

I am grateful for my health. My health might be short of perfection, but it could be much worse. I am grateful for all the things my mind and body are able to do. I enjoy using my mind and body in a variety of ways to enjoy my life and accomplish my goals.

Today, I appreciate all the things, people, and capabilities I have in my life. I am dedicating today to feeling grateful and expressing my gratitude. I am filled with gratitude today.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. What can I choose to be grateful about in my life right now? What is great about my life?

2. What would I be grateful for if I had it in my life? What do I believe my life is lacking?

3. If I chose to feel grateful each day, how would that affect my outlook on life?