You don't even need that much.
Imo, as long as you reach "normal" or fit & lean, your well enough off.
Like no one wants to be fat.
And people that go "i'm fine with my size" (while being heavily overweight) (are basically saying "I've accepted I can't make a effort to change").
I get "plus sized models", as its a way to sell clothes to normal people, most of which, are too lazy to do anything about their weight.
However its not healthy, being that big. And even though they preach accepting your body (size), they can be doing many a disservice with it (health wise).
If you have insecurities about your body, one thing is for sure though, being fat ontop isnt going to make it any better.
I walk like 20,000-25,000+ steps at work, daily.
And honestly if I didn't, I'm sure my weight loss would have taken alot longer.
This is also why I think just going for walks ect, is a great addition to anything workout related.
Like squeeze in a hour or two a day, after work, or on weekends. Just go for a walk outsides.
You can walk yourself slim, if you want.
If your too big to run/jog, if you got bad knee's, ect ect.
Everyone can walk. Its not that hard on you, you just need persistance.
Man I want Spring already, where I live it has been raining pretty much non stop since December. It's much easier to walk when it's at least +10C outside and not raining. Today it was raining until 1 PM but then skies cleared and it was suddenly +16C and I walked 5 kilometers today. It was nice, but my shoe keeps rubbing my foot, it got hurt.
Yep, when I first started, I wasn't used to 10-11 hour work shift days (thankfully only 4days a week).
Just standing up for 10hours straight was new to me, walking around, pushing carts, lifting stuff, running up and down stairs.
When I got home, I basically just lay on the couch watching tv, until I fell asleep, for a new day of work.
By the end of the work week, my feet where killing me (throughout the weekend).
Like there was pain, blisters, aches. I would go to sleep in pain, and it would only be semi gone, by the start of the next day (morning).
I questioned weather or not I could keep it up (I was like 90kg+ there).
I choose to do so.
After a few months you grow used to it, and gradually, you get accustomed to it.
Eventually, theres no aches or pains anymore.
The human body is great at adapting to new things.
My biggest take away is to just never give up, keep on pushing. Eventually it pays off.
Like I said before, you'll see your reflection in the mirror and marvel at how drastic the changes are.
~1,5 years ago, I looked very differnt, I wasn't used to this physical activity, I could only jog/run for like 2mins and be out of breath.
Today I can easily jog from my apartment down the to the train station (like a 7min decently paced walk), and not really be winded.
Honestly the pay isnt the reason I stay doing it, but I actually like that it's pushed me into shape.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 18 March 2023
5km is like a nice walk, about a hour?
Just keep at it, even if its bad weather. Just gear up for it, dont let the weather stop you.
A colleage of mine, has a "step counter" (? not sure of the name in english), and its usually in the 25,000-30,000 step range pr day (he starts it once hes at work, and meassures it at the end of it).
I imagine I walk the same amount. We also go up and down stairs, and lift things thoughout the day.
If you just walked, I bet you could do that in like ~1/2-1/3 the time or so.
So just walk like 4 - 4,5 hours a day, and spend like 30mins lifting 15-20kg (carrying things) and maybe another 15-20mins going up/down stairs.
You would have "basically" the same workout as I do, at work.
(I realise this is alot of "time" to spend working out, everyday.... which is why I mention it feels like a side benefit of my work, that its so active. I wouldn't spend this much time working out everyday, if I had the choice not to (or a differnt job, at say a desk, I wouldn't have the time to afterwards))