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Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Day 4: Walk it Away!

Posted by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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Welcome to day 4 of the Bikini Bootcamp Challenge!

Make walking a workout.

While high intensity cardio burns fat fast, exercise doesn't have to be hard to be effective. Walking is an excellent form of cardio exercise and requires no equipment except for a good pair of shoes. Walking is a good starting place for those just beginning their fitness journey.
It is also beneficial to those who already have a good workout in place, as an added daily workout.
You can lose up to 60 pounds in a year with a clean diet and regular walking.
Walking also helps to lower cholestrol, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, increases bone strength and improves circulation.

Challenge Yourself!

If you want to get the most out of any workout, you have to challenge yourself. Here is how you can challenge youself when walking:

  • Wear a pedometer, all day, every day. See how many steps you are taking. Once you create a baseline, increase your daily steps by 500 as often as you can. Push yourself to do it.
  • Find a walking partner. A partner provides accountability.
  • Sign up for a race or charity walk. An upcoming event gives you a goal to aim for and will motiviate you to stick with a workout program to be prepared for the event.
  • Find an online weight loss/accountability buddy.  Click here to find a weight loss buddy.
  • Once you are comfortable, increase the intensity of your walking workout by speeding up the pace, walking on an incline, walking on a rougher surface or adding a weighted vest or ankle weights.

Are you taking at least 10,000 steps a day? If not, how soon do you think you can get there?

Do you walk for fitness?

During this bootcamp try fitting in an extra 10 - 30 minutes of walking a day, on top of your daily cardio/workouts for maximum effect.

**Once you have completed your cardio for the day, click here for the Day 4 Cardio log.

**Don't forget to update your food journal!

at the beach One member who signs up for our Bikini Bootcamp Challenge and replies to 25 of the 30  daily activities will be chosen at random to WIN a $50 gift card!

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by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I have a pedometer and I try to get 10,000 step a day. Sometimes it's more and sometimes it's less.

by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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It's really hard for me to get 10,000 steps in so I set my goal at 7,500 and so far I've been averaging about that. One day this week I did 13,000 but the other days it's been raining. Sigh.

This is from my FitBit. I love that it shows me everything, how it's broken down, etc. It really motivates me.

by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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I want a pedometer. Today I will be walking a lot because I'm going to a community yard sale. People set up all over town
by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I don't know how many steps I take. I need to get a pedometer. I trying to walk my son to and from school as much as I can especially since its finally getting warmer.
by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM
I walk constantly. I walked 8 miles the other day. I am pretty sure I take 10,000 steps a day, but don't have a pedometer
by Member on May. 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM
I need to buy a pedometer! I do a lot if normal walking with my 17mo in his ergo! It's hard work LOL
by Member on May. 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM

I need to find my Pedometer and start using it again especailly with it getting warmer and when dd and I walk more..

by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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I have a pedometer app on my phone.. I usually average aboit 12,000 steps
by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Yes, I walk 10,000 steps a day. Last year for my bday dh got me the nike fuel band. I love it. on top of calories, and sistance, steps it give me points which is a good way for me to turn working out into a game, making it a little more fun for me.

by on May. 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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I'm already doing this :) My goal is 10,000 steps a day. Sometimes I just don't have time, but I try to get as many as I can :)

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