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Starting the 8th of January 2018, this could be the one challenge that changes everything for you!
Do you or someone you know spend very little time exercising, and a lot more time on the couch sleeping, or watching television? If the answer is yes, then this challenge is for you.
No more fake promises, no more lying to yourself, no more alienating family, and friends, no more giving up, or quitting......your belief, and TRUST in yourself that you can accomplish anything, will be taken to a new level at the completion of your 21-Days.
More importantly, you will be able to help, and inspire others, with the new found you.
What is it about walking to lose weight that makes it a resounding success, for so many people when trying to lose weight fast? Could it be, that it does not require much effort, other than putting one foot in front of the other? Or could it be that its something so simple, that any of us should be able to do it?
By committing yourself to the "Couch Potato 21-Day Walking Challenge" you can increase your chances of walking off the pounds, to include helping reduce your risk of high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and any other illness you may be a candidate for, due to your inactivity. What is the "Couch Potato 21-Day Walking Challenge"
Its a walking challenge started by Me (Dwight Obey), I became a couch potato after retiring from military service, at which time shortly afterwards, I sat and watched as my weight ballooned to over 315 pounds. Tired of lying to myself, family, and friends who were all concerned by my rapid weight gain, I continued to make a new start date to begin my weight loss journey, hoping that it would ease their worries. As each start date, came and passed, I made another, and another, and another promise, until eventually I started to alienate those who were close to me (FAMILY/FRIENDS), with my false promises to get back in shape. It was only then, that my dream of slimming down became serious. I went on to term the challenge which was created specifically for me to use as a starting point for my weight loss journey, the "Couch Potato 21-Day Walking Challenge". What are the cost? There is no exspensive gym membership required (but you may use at your own cost) or any expensive tracking device. The only thing needed is a place to walk, whether it's outside, or inside your home which is my personal preferred place for the challenge, and a way to track your time. If outside, ensure you have a good pair of sneakers to support your feet, if inside you can wear sneakers or simply walk barefoot in place on a floor mat or carpet as I often do.
The challenge will be something thats easily manageable, and one that you will be able to build on as you progress each week. You will manage your distance, and steps at a pace thats comfortable for you.
What is expected during the challenge?
Your goal is to walk at least 20 minutes a day each week, ultimately building up to 60 minutes a day. If you are not able to get the full recommended minutes in one session during the day, they may be broken down into smaller segments. The goal is to reach the recommended amount of walking time (MINUTES) for each day. By simply getting up, and moving. Your challenge (Simple right?).
Day 1 thru 7 Walk, or Walk in place for 20 minutes each day
Day 8 thru 14 Walk, or Walk in place for 40 minutes each day
Day 15 thru 21 Walk, or Walk in place for 60 minutes each day
This simple and easy to do challenge, is designed to get those who have been inactive, or those who are just embarking on a new weight loss journey to develop a daily habit of moving and exercise. At the end of each cycle of 21 days, and healthy eating, try taking two days off, and repeating the challenge, if you would like to lose even more weight, but this time you will add an additional 20 minutes to each week. Please see below.
2nd Half (After 2-days of rest-repeat and add an additional 20-minutes per week)....If you have made it this far"CONGRATS".
Day 1 thru 7 Walk, or Walk in place for 40 minutes each day
Day 8 thru 14 Walk, or Walk in place for 60 minutes each day
Day 15 thru 21 Walk, or Walk in place for 80 minutes each day
KEY TO SUCCESS: Remember your individual results will vary depending on your willingness to get up and move, while following a calorie restricted diet.
Note: To help calculate how many calories it is recommended an individual should consume daily, (based on weight, height, and whether you are a male, or female) along with other tips, please visit HealthLine: click here
Dwight - Feeling/Looking GREAT!
I will be posting daily challenge updates and video coverage during the challenge, in case you miss something. What if I don't start, on the 8th, can I start at another time? Yes the, simplicity of the challenge allows you to start at any time, for a 21-day period, thats convenient for you. The 8th of January challenge will be hosted, and done with Dwight himself, either through live video, or video you can review at your leisure for motivation. So Couch Potato's are you ready? Let's get ready to walk.....see you on the 8th of Jan 2018. NOTE: Be sure to share and invite your friends and family along to join you during the challenge for accountability, and motivation. Its a great way to spend time with family or friends, while improving your health.
Prior to beginning any physical fitness activities, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.
This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only, and is not a guarantee that you will be successful following this routine. Results vary by each individual, depending on their effort, and following a strict low calorie diet, throughout the 21-days