Why I Lose More Weight Walking Than Running

“My body is getting stronger, slimmer, and healthier everyday.”

The older I get, the more life duties and responsibilities tend to weigh me down.

I started to gain weight in my thirties. The scale started to creep into the digits I never thought I would be a part of. My clothing started to become uncomfortable and I was not able to wear some of my favourite pieces.

For the life of me, I just could not get the drive to pound out the miles I use to be able to run in my twenties.

Weak excuse, I know, but its the truth. I have tried and tried to regain the momentum of my twenties, but work deadlines, school projects, running a household and just trying to get through the day seems to leave little energy for running.

I finally decided that no matter what, I was getting out, everyday and get my sweat on. I started off slow. I cajoled myself out of the house by a bribe; I just had to go for a walk, that’s it.

It started off great. Everyday I started to do a four mile walk before work and got to listen to a podcast (True Crime Obsessed), one of the many hundreds I have downloaded and have not had the chance to listen to.

The more I went out, the happier I was when I got to work and the easier the walking routine became.

As the weeks progressed, my walks started to become walks with brief runs in the middle. Pretty soon I started running more than fifty percent of my daily ‘walks.’ My scale started showing me the numbers I wanted to see and my clothes were no longer fighting me when I was getting dressed.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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