Fall breezes signal an ideal time to start or revive an outdoor fitness plan. To make fitness a priority, choose at least 3 upcoming run or walk events in your area and register right now! That gives a financial incentive to follow thru on the race. Whether you enjoy the tranquility of run/walk on your own or team up with a group, the "deadline" of race day will keep motivation strong.
Even if you have never done any run/walk event, remember that its not about being an Olympian. Every person who crosses the finish line wins! Preparing for an event increases consistency and purpose that will energize your fitness commitment. Another way to prepare is to connect with a runners/walkers club or work with a coach. Keep in mind that good nutrition is a key part of success. Don't look at running as a way to carb load on pasta, that's missing the point. When your nutrition and exercise output are balanced, your body feels better, looks great and yes, even lose weight.
I have already registered for my first Color Run, December 6, in Clearwater which is suitable for any level of participation. Its about having fun more than killer competition. The same is true for annual SPCA Pet Walk, October 11, a casual way to get excited about outdoor events. Then amp it up for favorites, the Times Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day and the night race, Jingle Bell Run, December 10 to benefit Boley Centers.
Get a sturdy pair of running/walking shoes, comfortable clothes, hoodie for cooler days and hit the road to fitness! Diets never last but fitness lifestyle is for life.