Weight Management - Getting to a Healthy Weight: Lifestyle Changes
Another way to measure improvements is to look for changes in your fitness level. For example, are you
able to walk longer and on more days than when you started? Can you climb a
flight of stairs without getting as tired or out of breath? Do you have better
strength and muscle tone? Do you have more energy?
4. Prepare for slip-ups
Here's one person's list of barriers to taking a brisk 30-minute walk every day, along with some possible solutions:
I might be too busy.
My backup plan will be to break my
usual 30-minute walk into two 15-minute walks or three 10-minute walks.
I might get bored.
I'll listen to music or a podcast
while I walk.
I'll get my neighbor to walk with me.
It might rain.
My backup plan will be to use an
exercise DVD or a treadmill in front of my TV when the weather's bad.