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Walk With A Purpose



A few years ago I used to walk 2 - 3 hours a day. Of course, I lived in Chicago, did not have a car and was too cheap to pay for public transportation. BUT I made that choice also. Meaning, when I had to go somewhere within walking distance (grocery store, friend's house, church, work, etc) I made a choice every morning to walk instead of take the bus, get a ride, etc. It was so much easier and exciting than the treadmill.

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Once I started walking to my destination the time flew by. AND once I walked there it made no sense to me to NOT walk back. So that meant daily trips to the grocery store, etc. But it seems like so much less of an effort when you are walking to a destination as opposed to using gym equipment. Try it!

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  • I felt the same way as you! I was a couch potato & since Aug 1, 2016, I've been doing "WALK AWAY THE POUNDS" DVD'S w/Leslie Sansone. Love working out @ home! No excuses for not working out! When I get up in the morning, I put my workout clothes on & workout! So nice to get it done in the morning! Good Luck to you! We CAN do this together! emoticon - by GMATERRY3
    As a result of this lifestyle I lost over 90 lbs in less than a year. I went from wearing a size 2XL - 3XL to a medium shirt. I kept it off after I moved to Oklahoma for 2 years by joining a gym and using the elliptical every day for 45 - 90 minutes per day. I also was big into strength training and toning. I got within 6 lbs of my ultimate goal weight (bikini weight).

    I have put 75 lbs back on as a result of suffering a bout of severe depression due to personal problems. That is why I am rededicated to SP. - by MBRANDO
  • So what happened as result of this lifestyle? Were you in shape? Have you kept in shape? - by ECLAIREP
  • I live in Manhattan. I know exactly what you mean. I only use mass transit or cabs to get to work in the winter because I loathe the cold. Otherwise I'm a pedestrian all the way! - by SAFARIBABE
    If I lived in the city I would walk everywhere.
    emoticon - by GETMOJOBACK

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