The weather has been much nicer recently, bearable at least. Which means more opportunities to burn calories.
There is a park a few blocks away from where I work with a walking track. When the weather is bearable (to where I wouldn’t return to work all sweaty and sticky), I like to drive down to the park and walk the track. The track is a half mile long, and at the pace I walk (roughly between 3.5 and 4 mph) I can circle it three times before I have to return to my car and cool off to return to work. During this time I usually keep an extra pair of shoes in my car to wear so I don’t get blisters on my feet from my work shoes (I just use my Rainbow sandals, they’re super comfy). I’ll usually wear a tank top, or some sort of undershirt under my work shirt so I can just wear that on my walk, or exchange my work shirt for a tee-shirt.
1.5 miles in around 30 minutes averages to approximately 140 calories. If I do it every day on lunch, that’s about 700 calories burned a week to add to my calories burned, and I need to burn 3500 calories a week to lose a pound a week.
I’ve been working hard at this and am excited to feel changes in my body.