I want to lose weight, but where do I start?
If you are looking to lose weight and get into shape, before you worry about the best exercise to lose weight, first, clean up your diet. When I set out to lose 80lbs, the first thing I did was to cut all fast foods and sodas! This alone helped me lose a lot of my weight in the beginning.
Second, pick an exercise you can start with, something doable. It doesn’t have to be the best exercise to lose weight, it just has to be something you can do and will stick with. For me, I started with taking daily walks with my dog. We walked as fast as I could for at least 30-45mins. This was a great way to ease into exercise that was comfortable for me.
Third, after you have been eating healthy, and getting in your favorite exercise daily, it is time to mix it up. After about a month or so of walking, I started to jog a little during my walks. At this point, I was down about 20lbs, healthy eating and exercise were part of my daily routine, and I started to look for new ways to get in a sweat. So I added in pushups, squats, planks, mountain climbers, and other body weight moves. I did 10 minute circuits of these moves after my walks. This eventually evolved into 30 minute circuits, and I added weights into the mix too. All from home, all where I was comfortable.
So, what is the best exercise to lose weight? There is no one answer!
First, healthy eating is most important. Second, the best exercise to lose weight is an exercise that you will stick with. Do a workout that makes you sweat, and builds muscle. Body weight and strength training are great ways to lose weight, and whatever you do make sure you are getting active, moving, and sweating daily!
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