Body Magic (Exercise)

The most common question I get asked is "do you do exercise?" so I thought I'd share with you all what I do.

In the beginning I hardly moved at all. And that's the truth. I spent most of my days in the house, with my then 7 month old. I was having steady losses each week, but I knew I'd need to start moving more if I wanted to keep on losing.

By the 3rd month into Slimming World I started feel better within myself and I found myself wanting to get out. I started off with a walk to the supermarket and back. I did this a few times a week, until I'd built up to doing it daily. I would get my days food while out for lunch and dinner, meaning I HAD to make that journey if I wanted to eat.

The walk to the supermarket is around 1.2 miles round trip.

I achieved my Bronze and Silver awards doing this.

I decided to up my activity by adding in a further walk to the beach in the afternoon. This walk is a mile each way, so taking my total walk to around 3.5 miles a day.

I use a Fitbit tracker to count my steps which are an average of 9,000 steps a day.

I'm a stay at home mum so unless I get out the house and be active, then I wouldn't get very much exercise at all (apart from the chasing of a 1 year old around the house). If you are someone who goes out to work it's possible our activity levels are similar in terms of steps and how long we are physically active for.

I plan to start using my wiifit for aerobic exercise soon.