I will never be a Cross-Fit Competitor.
I most likely will never become a Strong Woman Champion (not really my thing…).
I do plan on competing in Ironman 2024 overseas, but will I finish in 1st place? Probably not, and that’s okay with me.
I know you might be thinking I’m just not being confident, or shooting for the stars, but the point I’m making is this: we all have a specific path to walk. None of us are meant to do EVERYTHING.
However, guess what my friend?
You wanna know something mostly all of us do every single day and don’t even think of it?
Or at least we MOVE from point A to point B. So why is walking for fitness so underrated then?? Well, I may have already mentioned it.
Let’s dive right into it: how to lose weight in a month: by WALKING!
Overview: The Science Behind
Every body is unique.
What works well for one person could actually cause adverse effects for someone else.
Approaching metabolism and weight loss is as much art as it is a science.
This is why I personally rely heavily on both the science of of body’s chemical reactions and then also the client’s lifestyle and desires!
I don’t buy into “one nutrition style fits all, or FAD DIETING.”
All of those above mentioned weight-loss styles are not sustainable, consistent, or supportive for proper metabolic function.
Nutritionally, there are many resources that can help us on the path to improving our overall health! (make sure to check out many of our nutritional articles already!)
Nutrition Hint: make small, consistent changes (i.e., reduce alcohol consumption or eating out frequency)
But this post will discuss one of the most underrated fitness elements we can do every single day and actually see results you want!
Let’s first review some commonly asked questions and build a foundation!
What is a Healthy Amount of Weight to Lose Per Month?
I am not unaware of ALL the crazy conflicting information out there on the internet. It then ends up overwhelming us.
I’ve been there!
You probably are sitting there right now with all these different statements and conversations you’ve had over the years with fellow family and friends and heard things like: “Well, I’ve lost 10 pounds in a week; so you can too!” or “I’m currently doing a program where I lose 10 pounds in 2 days guaranteed!”
All of these things of course sound amazing, but 1) are they healthy and 2) are they sustainable?
So why don’t we just stick with some facts and lessen the stress and mental anguish shall we?
How much weight can I lose in a month?
It is generally recommended to stay within 1-2 lbs per week for sustainable, long term weight loss.
This is recommended for many reasons to include:
- long-term weight loss sustainability
- hormone balancing
- better sleep
Note: Keep in mind, in the very beginning, you may witness more than 2lbs/week because of water weight loss and initial metabolic “jump start.” However, after a few weeks, steady weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week is recommended.
The Psychology Behind It All
If I were to come up to you and ask: what would a 10 pounds weight loss difference feel to you?
Maintaining some form of healthy, fitness or movement regiment, is not only just good for your physical body, but for your mental wellness as well!
Straight from the mouths of some of the leading medical experts at the Mayo Clinic: walking can trim your waistline and significantly improves one’s health!
That sounds amazing doesn’t it?? It definitely does to me.
But if I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that having something sound amazing and actually implementing it into my lifestyle, is a whole other beast.
That is why…
We need our “WHY”
How to Lose Weight in a Month-the “Why”
In a fast-paced, technological culture, we are often inundated with HUNDREDS of modalities that claim to help us to lose weight. Apps, charts, games, coaching platforms, etc.
While inherently, these are not bad: just like every diet fad however, not all weight-loss apps are created equal.
This may come as a shock to you but: I don’t believe in motivation.
Motivation is a fleeting concept and it is not reliable at all when it comes to being a foundation for weight loss.
Sure, it’s like that distant cousin, that may pop in for Christmas dinner every 5 years, and it’s nice while they are here, but then it’s gone again.
What I like to ask myself is: “What is my ultimate ‘why’ catalyst?” The ‘thing’ above ALL THINGS that initially set this in motion.
When you finally answer THAT question, you have most likely gotten to the TRUE root of meaning and that will STAY with you!
Why Choose Low-Impact?
Let’s face it: summer is upon us and I don’t know anyone (except those who swear by saunas) who would want to just run 10 miles in 120 degree heat!
The greatest summer cool down recipes can’t even persuade me to be THAT excited about going out in elements that brutal!
Now, I know some of you out there are die-hard treadmill fanatics!
If you are, it’s okay we are still friends.
But if you love the outdoors, how amazing is it that you do not need an expensive gym membership in order to lose weight in a month and achieve the weight-loss goals you dream of!
I think now would be a good time to hear directly from the experts on all the benefits of walking for weight loss:
Bonus Tips You Need to Know!
- Use FREE technology to your advantage
- Lean on your support system
- Surround yourself with positive energy
- GO SLOW! RUSHING to lose weight will always backfire
- Research and read books at the library on walking and fitness
- Invest in good quality walking shoes for your terrain
- Hop on current seasonal sales for walking equipment if you want to workout in your home!
- Get creative and incorporate Resistance Training and Yoga in your new fitness routine!
Make sure you leave a comment below and share if you currently walk for your fitness and how you make it creative! Do you like to walk on a treadmill or outdoors?