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Welcome to the Walk Strong: Total Transformation 6 Week System!
We’re so glad you decided to join us for this journey and can’t wait to cheer you on and support you along the way. Please feel free to check in on this thread daily or weekly as you progress through our original Walk STRONG 6 Week System (we also have separate threads for the next two phases of the plan, “Phase II” and our sequel system, “Walk STRONG 2.0.”
And, please be sure to post all questions here so we don’t miss them.
See you for a session soon 🙂
Sorry. . .I meant “too” not “two”! 🙂
Misty, I am starting the program tomorrow two. Maybe the three (3) of us can encourage each other?
Hi there! Starting the Walk Strong Phase I tomorrow. My sister and I live hours apart; however, we are doing the workouts “together” each day.
Looking forward to making good progress.
Misty from PA
It’s tough lose weight and gain strength at the same time. I must reduce my calorie intake in order to lose weight, and I must eat enough calories to support my workouts and to avoid losing muscle mass. My workouts must be intense enough to build the strength and burn calories, but I must be careful to not overdo it, in order to protect a weak bum knee.
I’ve done a number of diets (WW, South Beach, Whole30, etc) and workouts (personal trainers, circuit, group classes, all types of workouts, etc). I like to learn about new programs, but found that doing so can be its own distraction and procrastination. This year I read two books that made sense and had great appeal. One was “The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty”, the second was “Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program”. Mentally, I commited to both.
The low carb approach seemed right to me because it’s how my mom and everyone lost weight years ago in the pre-Atkins Diet days, and this approach recovered its credibility more recently. I have 35 lbs to lose and am pre-diabetic. It seemed like a good roadmap to follow for health and weight loss. I’m following a moderate carb diet (50-100g/day), average 1400-1500 cal/day, no junk, plenty of water.
The Younger Next Year program promotes a healthy daily diet (“stop eating crap”) and regular exercise 5 days/week, with 2 of those days being strength building. It appealed to me because the two authors are guys who are older and are active, passionate skiers, all of which I relate to.
So I use the Lose It app to track my food and help me make the right food choices. I picked Jessica as my fitness guide. Walk Strong is great mix of cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. I think WS helped get me started and stay consistent and motivated. I learned to dial back on intensity, but I think I can make steady progress.