reaching my goal

Walking

Is walking good enough cardio?

I LOVE walking and I have a pedometer which makes it so much more fun lol! I used to do the elliptical and run, but lately I’ve been realizing I’ve just been walking a lot, and still am getting the same amount of steps that I did before. I know my heart rate won’t be as high so less calories are being burned, but is it still an efficient way to lose weight?


Gym Love

Just realized how much I love going to the gym.

I started going seriously in February, and went about 2-3 times per week, doing just cardio. I have now made it a priority to go FIVE times a week, doing cardio and now incorporating weights. I love it. Not only have I seen my body change, but I love the way it makes me feel and how it puts my day on a schedule. I look at my friends, who don’t go to the gym and say (in my head) how much pride I feel because I went to the gym inbetween class that day, or woke up 2 hours early to go. That sounds bad, but I love feeling proud of myself knowing that what I’ve been doing is something not everyone does, or has the willpower to do. 

Now, I am not saying I have a perfect body or diet—far from it! But I definitely feel a few steps up from those sitting on the couch.