During my daily walks, I encounter hills and while I enjoy walking down them, walking up frustrates me. Because at that point I’m tired.
However, as my body needs this I will walk up the hill, but I walk up stomping. Not like in an angry way, but in a way where my strides are longer as I hope to get to the top of the hill quicker.
There’s always going to be aspects of fitness that I’m never going to like that much. Or at all, like burpees! My word, I can’t stand doing them and I admit, I try to avoid them as much as possible – haha! I know it’s not the best thing to do, but I do the workout, I will do star-jumps or another suitable exercise.
The point I’m expressing here is that to improve on your fitness, you must continue to work out and eat healthily. Even when you don’t particularly enjoy walking up that arduous hill, stomp instead! As long as you get there, it doesn’t matter.
There have been days when I don’t feel like getting up and going outside, this is for a variety of reasons. Lately, it’s the increase of people outside and the fact COVID19 is still alive and spreading.
Nevertheless, I do recognise that I must continue for the sake of my mental health if nothing else.
Benefits of walking (stomping) uphill:
- Tones legs.
- Burns more calories.
- Helps strengthen the heart and lungs.
- Fat burning.
I’m sure there’s many more, but for now, those are the ones I’ve noticed.
Weight loss is a journey, different things work out for different people. Don’t allow someone else’s success to put you off your progress.
Feel free to share your walking advice below 😊