In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk. That is my motivation to "train."
I am already registered for the 2012 walk in October and am well on my way to being fit to finish!
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Sign up for a race. That's right, sign up and you'll be amazed at how motivated you'll be to train for it! You don't have to be fast, just go at your own pace. My races of choice are triathlons, which are fun and extremely motivating. But, you can choose a 5k or something smaller to start. Before no time, you'll be training for something bigger, and shedding those unwanted pounds and inches!306
If you are exercising, you need to make sure you are getting enough carbs to fuel your workout. Even if you are not an athlete, or are not training for something, you need to make sure that you eat the right amount of carbs to get the proper energy so you can push yourself as hard as possible. Bad carbs are bad. Good carbs are great. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans are examples of good carbs that can really help you in your weight loss efforts.
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