For today’s Workout Wednesday, I decided to go with a little change of pace. I’ve always seen people post walking workouts and talk about how they’re difficult and worthy of your workout time, but I have never actually attempted one myself. With the exception of tripping or accidently running into walls (all of which I have done), I’ve never considered walking to be hard. Read this article from The Huffington Post about walking v. running…pretty cool! So I checked the fitness Internet powers that be and created my own walking workout to try and possibly share with you guys (Get it? Walking…a change of pace).
Well, try I did and share I will! I’m normally the Building Manager at the Rec at 10 AM on the day that I tried this, so I squeezed this in before my shift. I ate a filling bowl of Overnight Oats (recipe below), and grabbed my entire apartment’s workout motivation for the time being….the Victoria’s Secret swim suit catalog.
Enter the definition of motivation…these skinny minis will get any girl’s butt moving.
Then I hoped on a treadmill and completed the following walking workout on one of our Woodways (I LOVE Woodways). When you complete this workout, feel free to stabilize yourself by grabbing the front handles.
Wowie-Wah-Wah was this a surprisingly good workout! By the end of it I had walked 1.95 miles and according to the treadmill I burned 310 calories. Now I know that the whole “calories burned” thing relies a lot on your weight, height, and current health, but if you compare that to a leisurely 30-minute walk the differences are crazy!
Remember earlier how I talked about Overnight Oats? Well they are a pretty amazing breakfast meal that is simple, healthy, and nutritious! For the recipe, I have always followed Peanut Butter Fingers Overnight Oats measurements. Just put the items below in a bowl/covered container overnight and you have a ready-made breakfast in the morning! I like to use mason jars when I make them, and I will honestly swear by it’s creamy-oaty-goodness.
-1 cup milk (I use vanilla soy milk)
-2/3 cup of oats
-2 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
-approx ¼ cup of Greek Yogurt (6 oz.)
*eat them alone or top with any of your favorite oatmeal toppings*
So eat some oats and go for a walk! You won’t regret it.
What do you think about walking workouts? What about overnight oats?