5 Methods for getting Motivated to Begin a Walking Routine Today

 

Workout #4 20 Minutes: 5 Minute to 50 Minute Beginner Walking Workout Series!

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Workout #6 30 Minutes: 5 Minute to 50 Minute Beginner Walking Workout Series!

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1 Mile Walk n’ Talk: 5 Great Reasons to Exercise [That Aren’t Weight Loss] Walk at Home, Inspiration

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Workout #8 40 Minutes: 5 Minute to 50 Minute Beginner Walking Workout Series!

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Workout #3 15 Minutes: 5 Minute to 50 Minute Beginner Walking Workout Series!

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What’s the best way to get motivated to exercise and eat healthy?

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5 ways to find motivation & feel inspired (even in tough times) ǀ Justine Leconte

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It doesn’t take much to improve your health with walking. About 150 minutes a week should do it. That’s about 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

If you need to start with way less than that, don’t. Walking in the morning is a great way to de-stress and start your day off on the right foot. Tips on starting your new morning walking routine Now that you’ve learned about the benefits of a morning walk, let’s get into some ways to make it easier.

Walking 3 to 5 miles per day is a human physiological requirement. Our bodies have a need for natural movement, and walking is one of the best ways to fulfill this need. Your body only functions at optimal capacity if you’re walking each day. Jeff Galloway’s go-to walking workout: To introduce faster segments into your walks, start by jogging for 5 to 10 seconds per minute for 10 minutes, gradually working your way up to 30 minutes. But as you grow older, you can form bad walking habits such as slouching, dragging your feet and twisting your body, all of which can lead to back pain, discomfort and injury.

They say habits are hard to break, but fixing your walking technique can be a breeze with a few easy steps. Here are three ways you can improve your walking technique: 1. TM 21 Six-Week Beginner Walking Plan This six-week program is for the beginner walker who wants to improve overall health and increase energy. Walks start at.

You don’t need a fancy gym membership to lose weight. On the contrary, one of the most powerful ways to slim down is free: walk! Walking for weight loss may even be. And as you know, they’re the best way to lose morning motivation and the worst possible way to start the day.

Your morning routine determines whether you can win the day. In 2016, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University studied call center staff working for an insurance company. Take initiative to stay committed.

Look at ways to make walking fun. Have a walking buddy such as a friend or spouse. Look into a health club or invest in a treadmill. Mix up your routine by creating different walking routes—look into other areas to walk in your neighbor such as the park. Stay in shape with a.

Get an instant energy boost by adding a percussive breathing exercise to your walk, says Smith. Inhale deeply and briskly through your nose for four counts (so, inhale on each count: 1, 2, 3, 4), and then exhale through your nose again on a four-count. Repeat three to four times while walking.

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Move Forward may seem like the simplest step, but in moving forward, your job is to bring to bear on that movement all the previous steps—and, more important, to continue to move forward in your walk that day, in your walking program for the week, in your quest for lifelong health and energy.

“ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy” by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
from ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy
by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
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I will try to walk or do one of the following physical activities for 10 minutes, 7 days a week: • I will start walking for 10 minutes a day and increase my walking by two minutes every two weeks untilI reach my goal of 30 minutes a day.

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For example, if your goal is to start a walking program, your to-do list might include purchasing sturdy walking shoes and socks, identifying a safe walking path, and calling a friend to see if she will walk with you.

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from The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Overcoming Disordered Eating
by Carolyn Coker Ross
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To achieve that, I will start with 10 min of walking daily and add 5 min each week.

“Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults” by Danielle R. Bouchard
from Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
by Danielle R. Bouchard
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Walking is a great way to start the day, especially as the scenery is brand new to you!

“Arthritis For Dummies” by Dr. Barry Fox, Dr. Nadine Taylor, Dr. Jinoos Yazdany, Dr. Sarah Brewer
from Arthritis For Dummies
by Dr. Barry Fox, Dr. Nadine Taylor, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

If you’re just beginning a walking routine, go slowly at first (start out at a stroll before you move on to a brisk pace).

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Achieving the goal of walking for 30 minutes may enhance one’s sense of control through a combination of self-selecting this activity, feeling a sense of belonging through interaction with friends and being in a pleasant environment.

“The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology” by Shane J. Lopez
from The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology
by Shane J. Lopez
Wiley, 2011

Day 2: Walk for 10 minutes without looking down or retracing my steps.

“The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” by Bruce M. Hyman, Cherlene Pedrick
from The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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New Harbinger Publications, 2010

For those who are unaccustomed to fast and strenuous activities, walking may be the best beginning.

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by Lyam Thomas Christopher
Llewellyn Publications, 2006

Rather, for instance, aim for a ten-minute walk three days a week for a month, then four days a week, then five days a week, then try walking for fifteen minutes at a time.

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  • Dear Jessica I know u have heard it tons of times but I need to say it too.. u r awesome!! How do u do it?! I mean u can never bore anyone with all the walking and talking that u do. Thank u for ur videos! And can I suggest to you that I would like u to touch upon the topic of diet too..?

  • Great tips! Sometimes I just have to make the decision to do it. So true that it helps to start small. Once I start exercising, many times I keep going.

  • This is just what I needed today. I heard a healthcare expert say that he doubts we’ll be wearing masks or keeping 6 feet apart in 2 or 3 years. Years!! I got so depressed. I will try some of your tips. Thank you!

  • I suggest a new topic of how deal with post menopausal belly weight. Since menopause I have developed more fat in my torso, mostly the front, boobs and belly are too big. How to get rid of it?

  • I have a fulltime desk (like a lot of us do) job which has caused me to have acid reflux. I never experienced acid reflux before. I’ve always had jobs where I’m up on my feet. So when I went to the ENT for this strain in my throat I wasn’t expecting her to say acid reflux was the cause. I was doing the workouts just not on a regular basis. But for the pass 5 months I get up every morning and workout with Jessica and Peanut and haven’t had any reflux problems since. So thank you Jessica

  • I started this beginner series just over a month ago and I can’t believe I’ve made it to 30 minutes �� Thanks Gina for creating this series and helping me build my endurance ����

  • Hi Jessica, I just wanted to say that I LOVE your “Walk & Talk” videos, they are so engaging! I’ve done 2 additional miles with these on top of my regular workout and it hardly felt like I was doing extra work or forcing myself to be more active. Can’t wait to see more of these, they are wonderful!

  • Thank you for your lovely video. It was great to see you. Just watching this makes me feel so much better. I live in Melbourne and we are in our 2 nd lockdown stage 4. Thank you for being so genuine and gracious. Love from Oz. Xx

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this..helps keep me motivated.. So, as well as vanity reasons, I workout because it helps me feel great..I’m a busy mum who works full time & 30mins in the morning is ‘me’ time. Thanks Jessica.. Keep up the amazing workouts..from a living room in England:-)

  • I’m a middle aged widow.  When my husband passed 3 years ago and I my grief was so fresh, if I had not been walking and running I would have lost my mind!  Exercise is so important for our mind, heart and soul!  Blessings! Denise

  • that really help! I just wanna ask if exercising everyday is good? except for weekends. I love your workouts and I’m trying the hiit cardio ab for a few days now so..

  • Hi Justine, Very nice video.

    For me, I am happiest when I am in a state of Flow. It’s so hard to explain what that is, but the closest I can come to it is when both internal and external experiences are in harmony there are no contradictions, and my mind finds creativity even in the most frustrating of experiences.

    Is there are way to feel that way all the time? For me it is impossible, although i have seen other people that seem to be in this Flow state a large part of their lives. They swear by meditation, but I suspect that genetically they are predisposed this way.

    The scenery of Mote Blanc etc is stunning. It makes me want to get on an airplane Covid or no Covid and go on those hikes. [an aside: I want to go to the part in Switzerland where Nietzsche used to do his walks] Your tips are right on target, particularly the one about slowing down. So much of self-help is just getting out of your mind, and forgiving yourself and allowing your soul to be at peace life is tough, but getting in touch with nature somehow replenishes our spirit, and somehow puts our [self-imposed] troubles in perspective. My daily walk in a near by beach is one of the few pleasures in my day the surroundings are beautiful, I take my shirt off to expose myself to the sun, and literally puts me in a great mood within minutes of doing the 2 miles that is my path around the beach.

    Hobbies are great I love to play chess, and bridge in particular used to balance my natural desire to be alone Bridge is a social game, so it gets one in touch with people by force. With Covid, this has gone to hell. You can play online, but it is not the same.

  • Many people in the comments say your video gives friendly vibes. And I felt them too. The way you asked “How are you?” at the beginning was so genuine and kind. Thank you, Justine, it means a lot during this turbulent times.

  • Well, I feel like constantly brainstorming and problem-solving = isolating yet socialising; letting my kids seeing friends yet keeping them safe; managing family and household yet having time for myself… I feel like living on the edge for last couple month’s… But still I’m HAPPY and GRATEFUL I’m loved, healthy, safe ���� Let’s do our best ����!!! Thanks for lovely video and support, Justine ��

  • Thanks for another lovely walk! My favorite is your 20 min HIIT walk, would love another one. Also, I see you have a morning walk, could you do a 15 min evening walk, that would have lighter more relaxing slower music. If you add more toning, some back exercises would be great! Thanks again!

  • I think it’s a mistake to see Covid as the ‘new normal’. No way! I don’t say this out of naivety, I say it because I decide what my normal is…not a disease, not a corporation, not a politician. Patience, goodwill and gratitude are the only way we will get through this.

  • Hi Jessica, One of the benefits I get from exercise which I don’t really hear people mention is regular periods! I know it sounds weird, but it’s been that way my whole life. When I started puberty, my cycles were crazy! I would skip months, have 2 in one month, or have a 3 week period! After I completed Air Force Basic Training, my schedule was as regular as clockwork. As long as I exercise regularly, my body is regular. When I stop regular exercise for a long period of time, my cycle starts to shift around on the calendar. Additionally, as I’ve gotten older, I have found that the right kinds of exercise helps to alleviate joint and back pain. Exercise is indispensable in my life!

  • Hi Jessica! Loved your video! I had a topic idea for you dealing with plateaus and maybe related to this expectation management. In terms of plateau although we usually think of this in terms of pounds shed I was thinking you could reach a skill level plateau as well as in feeling your progress in intensity or strength has stalled. Just a thought for you to consider.

  • So wonderful to see a video from you Justine! Since you showed before the alps I’ve wanting to go there for a break. Any specific place you recommend where you do not need a car but you’re pretty much sorrounded by nature?

  • Hi Justine.. Loved the recording style of this video.. felt super personal. Seemed like I was having a chat with you in your room.

  • Hi Justine! Wanted to thank you for the two free months at SkillShare. What an awesome site! It’s going to keep me occupied for HOURS! Bless you, Lx��

  • speaking of walking in nature or at least looking at pictures of nature encouraged me to reconnect with 2 landscape paintings I have on the very walls of my exercise room; thanks for that reminder Jessica

  • I really like your videos. I’m about 80 lbs overweight and I haven’t exercised in years. Which one of your videos should I start with? Thank you!��

  • Hi i am one month away from turning 30, when i was 24 i was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. they did not know what caused it but what they did know is my lungs were shutting down and fast. i was on my way to a lung transplant or not seeing my 30th birthday. they tried everything meds and treatments that made me gain more the 80 pounds. i just sat back and to put it simply waited to die. over the last year i have deiced to take my life back but exercising is very hard when you don’t have lungs and cant breath. so i have been on and off. two months ago i found your mile video and i love it. i can do it with out my oxygen on and i have moved up to yoga and other work outs i am down 8 pounds and 13 inches. but most of all i feel amazing my anxiety is down my energy is up i am more patient with my kids and i feel healthier then i have in 6 years. i still have days i don’t do well and my lungs burn. but i have learned that no matter what i can do hard things!

  • Hi Justine
    Thank you so much for putting out such wonderful and informative content. I’m usually weary of watching and taking advise from you tuber’s lol but you come across very educated and Passionate if your work and what you put out on your videos…I’m 42 and about 60lbs over weight And working in the medical field dealing with covid, struggling with kids, bad marriage, eating clean, exercise, finding my style and feeling comfortable with myself Its not easy lol.. Just wanted to thank you for putting such wonderful videos that will dies help me and I learn alot. Thank you again!! Have a wonderful day stay safe.

  • Thank you so much for all you do!❤️I was feeling really down and depressed today and I force myself to do one of your walk and talks when I feel this way. It ALWAYS makes me feel better and I almost always have energy to do more afterwards. Your workouts have been a godsend! I’ve been going through so many changes from menopause and you’re workouts have helped with weight gain AND mental health for me ❤️ I can’t thank you enough for making these available to everyone ������It would be awesome to see a walk and talk on menopause and benefits of exercise for those symptoms. Once again Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

  • I was starting walking outside at a slow pace. I’ve been on day two of this series and noticed now when I walk, I start off at the pace you’ve set for this series.!!! love it muscle memory thanks!!!

  • thanks Jessica! I am a huge fan, and it all started with these you tube videos.  I especially love the workouts I do barefoot. I love the cardio ballet dvd so much. I have bad arthritis in my neck and wake up in great pain most days, but I get myself moving to one of your videos and feel immensely better and so positive. God bless you, Jessica.

  • Hi jessica, you are so right that exercise (even just walking) can be such a benefit to your health and wellbeing far beyond weight loss. I began a walking routine about 1 1/2 years ago (I’m 75 by the way) and besides losing weight, I have gotten off 4 blood pressure medications and my A1C is normal again. When I can’t walk in the heat and humidity of the Florida summers, I join you in your Walk n’ Talk videos. Thanks so much for doing this series.

  • Gina, I want you to know that I do your Gloria Gaynor routine every other day or so, and it has had a profound impact on me. I’m really grateful for your work <3

  • You are a joy to watch, and I’m so glad to follow your channel. This was a great video with helpful advice (as always) and thank you for posting!

  • this is awesome! Maybe that is why I don’t stick to it because I know what I should be doing and it is too much to begin with! My Doc. told me to exercise 1 hour a day! Oh Lord help…. and then take all the processed foods and sugar…..ahhhh That is one sore and grumpy lady coming through… LOOK OUT! My kids run and hide when I diet, lol BUT seriously I don’t know where to begin………………………..

  • i love this recently I have lost my goals and my inspiration and have been leading MY SELF on the path of destruction as I lost sight of my own self, this walk n talk has reminded me that no it’s not just body weight it’s about living a fuller and hopeful longer life!!
    love the quote “exercise is the fountain of youth” i’m going to put it up on my wall!!

  • I love this series so I’m not always hearing the same thing over and over. I had a knee injury which aggravated the arthritis in that knee so this doesn’t stress it out and I limp for hours after.

  • How informative! I love Jessica Smith’s walk and talk sessions. I learn so much and it takes my mind off of the weight loss aspect of exercise.

  • I’ve been a walker my whole adult life. It clears the fog in my brain, some problems that I can’t seem to work through, become clearer after a walk.

  • I love how thoughtful your videos are, Justine. I think simply taking a social media break is such a significant way to rest and self care especially with the social pressure we often feel to constantly be ‘on’ or ‘plugged in’, especially in urban areas. A more recent revelation for me in self care has been giving space to meditate by tuning into my breath in a safe spacewhile letting whatever may be best for my self care be invited to arrive in my thoughts [rather than furiously searching for it to help my mind be neutral] without personal judgemental thoughts or caring what other people might think. I didn’t realize giving myself a to-do list of how logically I perceive [or even other people perceive] self care, could rob me of doing what I actually need on a given day or moment. It could be a salt bath one day, or a walk or photography on another. Hopefully this is helpful to whoever reads✨❤️

  • Thank you very much. What a wonderful way to reach out and help a great many people. We already respect your ideals and moral fabric so I think you will have a great impact.

  • Big thumbs up for this workout! I did it yesterday and again today, and I love, love, love the new section! It is indeed interesting and challenging and that’s what I love about it, plus the music! I am so happy that I found your channel and that I have been able to stick with this program. The dance moves make your workouts so much fun and better than a traditional walking workout, in my opinion. Thank you so much for your workouts, Gina! I can’t believe I’m actually doing a 30-min walk!

  • Justine, can you possibly show us some examples of women who wear a very natural french makeup look??? One without red lips and nails?????? I’ve been taking very good care of my face and I want to wear less makeup because I’m a bit older now. I have been using coconut oil 2xd on my face and I use jojoba oil and argan oil sometimes. I don’t use foundation now, just primer and concealer. Eyeshadow colors are beige and taupe and lip color is very light nude pink. My only trouble is that I can’t seem to find a really good primer.

  • This is so lovely and helpful, Justine. Feeling quite lost and out of whack as they say due to not only covid but just moving house. Trying to find a centre again. Can definitely recommend nature and journaling as a big help. Working on the hobbies ideas.

  • I love your list of reasons for exercising. My reason is that it keeps my mood up and my depression down and out. Jessica has helped me lose weight and be more fit and feel good every day. This morning I was feeling kinda meh so when I turned on You tube and you channel I just decided to do something easy. Now I feel great

  • I loved it!!! very motivating. I have been telling my daughter and parents about the benefits of exercising for years and no one listen to me. Thanks for all the valuable information, I will be passing this video on to my family:) Thank You for another great video.

  • Hi Jessica! I’ve been following the plug and play rotation as suggested in your site for 10 days now. How long should I do the same videos I chose for my weekly routine? Also the yoga inspired excercise I happened to choose entails using light dumbells and I have strength training the day after, is that ok?

  • thank you for your bloom your thoughts are like a blossom of care and helpfulness and it’s so good to see you back with your sharing and caring.

  • I really didn’t feel like getting up off the sofa, after a long day at work. But afternoon this session, I feel elated, energised and motivated to do more! Thanks Jessica. I love your workouts. Keep up the excellent work!

  • Hey ^^ it might be a selfish request but would you like to make workouts for femoral patellar syndrome patients plz! well i have been working out for 3 years until an unfortunate incident this year that deprived me from working out! i’m gaining more weight because i’m not that active anymore and whenever i put a video to workout my legs or my back, it requires bending on my knees or flexing them which is very painful:(

  • I started exercising in order to fight insomnia. I sleep much better when I exercise and I don’t need any medication to help me get to sleep.

  • This brought a Chinese proverb to my mind again. ‘If you dont make time for your health when you are young, you will have to make time for sickness when your older

  • Thanks so much for choosing my question! It really meant a lot to me! I loved your response. It really made my day when I saw your video in my feed that day, and I did the walk right away and I’m doing it again today. Can’t wait for the next Walk n’ Talk!

  • Jessica. Here’s a suggestion for another walk and talk: healthy eating vs ‘”dieting”. We focus so much on what we can’t or shouldn’t eat. How can we have a better attitude about food?

  • Thanks for the great workouts. Love the variety I get from your videos. One of the benefits I most appreciate from your workouts is stress relief.

  • Thank you Jessica for this great walk! I love the information sharing. I look forward to my next walk and talk with you! love it!

  • Hi, Jessica! thanks for your motivating videos, i so enjoy following you all the way from Athens, GREECE.My questions is what kind of exercise is ideal during hot, humid weather apart from swimming of course. you see, during the summer we all tend to feel rather listless and short of breath. can that be dangerous in any way?

  • Oh my! What an incentive to keep moving. The ladies that you showcased are unbelievable. To be able to move that way when I am over 80…Geez, to be able to move that way now. lol. Awesome. You go girls:)

  • Gina i luv u so much!! I have been doing your awesome workouts since feb and along with diet changes have lost 50lbs!! Somedays i dont want to exercise and try to find excuses and honestly today i wasnt feeling it….started out kind of lacking energy and then when you said during the gloria gaynor song “say thank u to your body!” Well a huge smile came onto my face and i pumped it up!!! So i just want to aay how much appreciate the work u do!! U MAKE ME SMILE GIRLFRIEND!!

  • Thank you so very much for your positive advice and guidance. I love to walk and talk with you. I do it pretty much every day inside, and when it’s not raining or too cold, I do your workouts on the deck outside. I keep active FOR ME. It’s one thing I do for myself and I don’t consider it selfish anymore. Peanut is awesome.

  • Self care isn’t selfish. Do what you love. Passion is necessary for growth. Challenge yourself once in a while, see how it makes you feel! Covid fatigue is very real, wear your mask, wash your hands and be safe. Much love all��

  • thanks Jessica..really likes your workout series…i have started your 10 mins workout…. i want to ask a question? does calories count helps in reducing weight?

  • My new favourite benefit of exercising is that it gives me energy not only during the day but it also helps me to get up more energized the next morning. I’ve noticed that if I don’t exercise for a couple of days I can barely wake up in the morning and have to hit snooze a couple of times but If I exercise the previous day I’m up in a couple of seconds. Strange, but I’m happy about it:)

  • Great tips!! Doing something is better than nothing. I find myself getting overwhelmed some days with all the information out there, especially when what used to work doesn’t anymore. Always trying to change it up.

  • So good to see a new video from you during this difficult time! <3 I know you made a "Kibbe body types" video previously, and I was wondering if you could do another one that involves good clothing examples and brands (etc.) for each type. It would be really interesting to see your take on it as a fashion designer. (Also, I agree with you, I feel you're a "dramatic classic")... xo

  • Hi, I found your channel today. You have a very good channel. But Wantes you to film a video and make some leg and body exercise for handicapped poeple. I cant stay and exercising, so I would be thankfull if you would do that!��

  • Ever since I participated in Special Olympics, I have been physically active. My biggest problem and question is being active around 2-4 nieces who are too clingy or up my butt when I start to workout. Forgive me for not introducing myself, my name is lacey who lives in south Oregon. Thank you for the inspiring and motivating video and love peanut!

  • Just found this series and I’m really loving it. I’m 25 pounds overweight, menopausal and I just can’t seem to get motivated to workout:-( So far I’ve been keeping up with this program. The ‘walks’ are not too difficult and just about the time I’m starting to get tired the workout is over…perfect!! Thank you:-)

  • My friend and I just had this discussion. You hit the nail on the head with this one. We just set ourselves to fail with these big ambitious plans! Thanks for the talk!

  • Thank you once again for being so encouraging! And for reminding us to fall in love with taking care of ourselves. I struggle with feeling guilty about taking time for myself. Thanks for reminding me.

  • I continue to work from my home. Covid-19 has challenged me to learn how to use Zoom and other technology. I take professional trainings via Zoom and have also been taking Master Courses. I am very busy. I miss the normal daily rhythm of my life before Covid-19…but I have developed a few new rhythms….I feel grateful to have the privilege to work from my home…I have all that I need…and I am grateful. My family members are all doing well, including my 95 year old Mother. Gratitude and creativity help. I am hopeful that our world can heal. Thank you Justine, I really like your videos.

  • Hi Gina Pat here in the UK really enjoying spending time with you thanks for helping to keep me fit and energised and smiling during lockdown! I’m loving the gradual progression with this series and am pleased to have made it to session 6. Look forward to finding out tomorrow what the add on for workout 7 is. Take care and stay safe all.

  • Thanks a bunch for these walk and talk series. As a teacher I usually have no problem getting my steps in, but on break sometimes it is a little harder, even with a morning workout. I’ve been using these walk and talks to meet my daily move goals!

  • I love this reminder that exercise is more than what we associate it with. I was one that initially used exercise for only physical reasons but I have moved to using it for all of the other benefits, it’s all about overall health now ��

  • Hey jess just wanted to tell you that my yoga mat finally came I was using towles and it was really bothering my back. So I really had to get me a mat. Next thing is to get new weights 5-7 pounds can’t wait.
    See you soon bye.

  • Hi Jessica, nice uplifting walk! I need to workout just to feel right in my skin. I guess this is mood, but it is also just the alignment and blood flowing. I walk as part of my commute.

    Could you do a few videos outside since it is Florida,/ probably am and in the shade: )? I love the idea of forest/palm bathing/walk therapy. thanks for the years of videos and smiles!!

  • Thank you for talking honestly and openly about the “Covid fatigue”, so tired of the insincere and super-duper-party-pony approach so many people have, pretending that nothing’s going on, it’s all smiles and butterflies. Great video, please make more on the same subject. Young people are especially having a tough time finding anything meaningful to do or energy inside of them to do something. Both in the short run and in the long run, this is not good.

  • As I have come to expect from you Justine, your timing is just perfect and your wonderful words and images are exactly what I need to hear. Thank you!

  • Hi Jessica, This is great advice that works in all sorts of areas. When I don’t feel like doing housework, I commit to doing just 10 minutes. Same for yard work. I can do anything for 10 minutes-except hold my breath! I have a question for a future Q & A. We’re often told to “lift with our knees, not our backs.” In other words, we should bend our knees to avoid straining our backs when lifting. But, deadlifts are designed to do the exact opposite. Personally, I love deadlifts! But, I’m trying to figure out why the technique is good in one circumstance and bad in another. Thanks, Robin

  • Starting yoga can be a good motivator. When I made the decision to improve my life style, one of the yoga teachers taught me to incorporate visualization and breathing in many aspects of my life: bad drivers, stress at work, temptation to eat poorly. There were poses I wanted to do but my fat was getting in the way. So I started to eat better and exercise and eventually I was able to so the advanced poses.
    When I had the urge to snack, I visualized what the junk food was doing to my body on a cellular level. Inflammation, auto immunity, cancer, etc. I visualized myself at an ideal weight. In turn imagine what the veggies you’re eating is fighting disease.
    I used to love gym class and recess as a child so I viewed my workouts as my recess and grew to enjoy them.
    Everyone will have setbacks going through this type of life transformation. Expect that to happen. Don’t be hard on yourself. Just keep going. Definitely pat yourself on the back often for every small daily accomplishment.

  • I love your videos. There is something for any occasion. Walking aerobics, dance chair… I am hooked. I am also turning 53 in a month in a half and don’t feel like it. Partly due to exercise. But with recent foot surgery. I have to change up my routine and these walk and talk videos are great. I heard that exercise is a great mood enhancer, but what is it really that makes you feel better… I know it does me, but what is the reason? Is it more than endorphins?

  • Beautiful color for you, the light aqua. You look rested, and that is a good thing. Finding balance. Very good video. I hate the hamster wheel, I try to stay far away from that now! It’s a circus over there you know! LOL
    The mountain scenery is absolutely gorgeous! For sure, a treasure to experience.
    And SkillShare is an excellent site. I’ve enjoyed my first few months, learning more about Interior Design, and have my que full of courses probably for the rest of the year! Thank you for sharing��

  • I found these tips so helpful and relevant, although finding space without people near London is not easy, but I adore nature and just getting out there in the garden is calming and refreshing.
    I really like the idea of being creative and I bought some crayons recently just to capture some images, not artistic but creative.. photos with my phone will be part of that creative inspiration now… Xxx

  • I can’t explain how seeing your mountains made me feel possibly bliss and this is just looking at your video. Where is this? I need to visit as soon as I can get there. Thank you! Stay safe ��

  • Another question: Do you plan on making more walking/workout DVDs, if so will you ask for suggestions? Thanks again! Your workouts make me feel like your my fitness instructor and I am in a fitness class. Such fun walks!

  • I really loved your workout, I didn’t spend the whole time looking at the clock lol. Telling us when 5 minutes was done is a game changer for sure. It really helped me say focus and finish ����❤

  • This one seemed a little too easy for me, so I added some light weights and extra moves to get my sweat on. Enjoyed the extra info and, as always, shared it on my Facebook.

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  • Gave me the motivation to go do a few stretches and 10 half push ups. Lately the thought of doing a long hard workout puts me off doing anything.

  • I was diagnosed with MS 7 years ago, followed by a downward spiral into depression. Then one day I said to myself “Stop this, David!”, that afternoon I went for a walk, every day for the next 2 weeks I went walking. They got longer and longer. Then a friend commented that I don’t seem unhappy, and I realised that I had started to laugh again. So for me exercise keeps me out of the dark places. I could not see myself not exercising, it’s not even for the “look”, not interested in relationships, seriously dragging another person into my illness would be highly unfair. Anyway exercise helped me beat depression.

  • My reason to exercise? Balance every part of my life. Exercise takes care of the physical part, fasting, prayer, sacrifice and penance take care of the psychological and spiritual, language study takes care of the intellectual. If one part is out of balance, the day is incomplete.

  • Thank you for the free trial! Thanks, too, for the reminder that “chilling” for a bit is nothing to feel guilty about… quite the opposite.:)

  • Love these quick workouts. I work in an office by myself and get one or two of these in a day if I can. I’ve shared your program with several of my family and friends. Thank you!

  • Hello everyone! How has your August been so far?.. I hope that you’ll find these tips useful & that you are taking care of yourself through this weird summer ��☀️

  • Thanks so much for this really timely walk ‘n’ talk! I’d been feeling down about gaining back some weight and having a hard time losing it. I was feeling that exercise wasn’t helping. However, I had heard enough of you saying something is always better than nothing so I never stopped. Your talk this morning motivated me to do more, not just for the scale but because I want to feel better and live longer, regardless of my weight. Thanks for your continued motivation, Jessica. I’ll keep on sparkling!

  • Thank you Justine, your video is so inspiring…. just what I need right now as I’ve lost my job and direction in life…. love your voice and smile xx

  • I’ve tried morning pages, practiced for some time but found them pretty irritating. Like a boring job. Same goes for this ‘anti-stress colorbooks’ they actually make me even more stressed. But the book (‘The Artist’s Way’) I love, re-read it three times at least.

  • I love these walk and talk sessions. They help me stay focused on what I am doing instead of being distracted by what is going on around me. This one is super important. I am in my mid fifties and can say from experience that moving as you age is essential. I sit all day, working at a computer, and I have had periods where I barely move all day. Then the vicious cycle begins, muscle stiffness = can’t move, too tired = don’t want to move, but the less you move the more these things become your daily mantra. Keep moving and keep the blood flowing to your muscles and mind!!!

  • Jessica and peanut too, thanks for all that you do with your videos and inspiration! I enjoy getting healthier through exercise, especially with your mile walk videos…such a fantastic idea. I have some fun suggestions for future videos if you are interested. One is maybe 5 ways to theme our work week through exercises, another is 5 ways to be creative in our lives, and another is 5 ways to tell our story. Thanks again…you are a light!:)

  • I really enjoyed this Jessica! I have started my exercise regime with just walking (for around 250-300 mins a week) and then added beginners arm training. At first all I wanted to do is look a certain way, be a certain weight but I grew to love walking so much and doing those exercises that I began to so more research on other forms of exercise to take it to the longterm.

    It’s helped with my self-discipline, specifically my eating impulses and even studying on time! I save money by forgoing transport and simply WALKING to places…

    I’m around 1.5 months in and I have lost some body fat BUT my perception of good health and happiness has shifted because of this journey.

  • Thank you for another great Walk and Talk. I enjoy these and especially your topics. I enjoy exercise because it feels good and I’m 50 now, so I want to be strong and able as I age. But I really like for the mental aspects too. It really helps me to shift my mind away from stressful work to peaceful living. I especially love walking outside, enjoying the peace and beauty around us naturally. It’s very calming too. Thank you for all you do.

  • Thank you so much. I know what to do, but somehow I seem to be able to ignore it every day. I needed to be told again. 1000 x thanks Justine ��

  • Great tips! Personnaly starting small is a great idea when it comes to diet. I try to eat a lighter dinner these days, instead of being too restrictive to myself during the day. Love you Jessica and Peanut!

  • This work out was fantastic!.Thank you soooo much Gina B..I feel depressed and anxious a lot..and the music and your energy in this work out is really helpful for me…Music is soooo important in work outs..Thank you so much!! I intend to gradually try all of the videos posted. I also agree, if you can post a beginner upper and lower body with weights
    as well!! Keep up the excellent work and positivity..

  • Hi Jessica, I wanted to thank you for these gentle offerings. I have just finished 6 months of chemo and radiation therapy, and these have helped me continue some exercise even at my weakest times. You have provided a great service for me.
    Thanks,Lynn

  • Great topic. I love all of your walk and talk video’s! You are a part of my journey to complete a half marathon August 26th! Thanks for all that you do for us!!!!

  • Just to delineate between Monday to Friday and the week-end I have different food on the week-end so Friday night is a movie and pizza, Saturday a 3 or 4 course meal with splurge food and wine, tablecloth, linen napkins and candlelight, Sunday is high tea scones, sandwiches and cakes (and maybe a glass of Australian sparkling wine).

  • Exercise is extremely BORING.. It’s as simple as that. if your not enjoying it, you are not going to get the benefits at least psychologically

    The Fitness Lifestyle Isn’t for Everyone and That’s Okay

  • brilliant video jessica! all these defiantly make me feel better in myself even when I feel so low and help me get moving on the days were I feel like I just don’t want to. I have been doing exercise for over a year now and I enjoy doing it it makes me feel better with in myself I always grab ever opportunity to go out walking with my dog or do one of you videos on here x

  • I DO NOT THINK YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THESE HELP ME!! MORE PLEASE!! Can you do some self love for moms…. I’m a stay at home traveling do it all mom… I teach, it all…. school, ect… thank you!!������

  • I love your videos! You are so motivating! I especially like the connection you made between hearth health and spiritual health in this video. Thank you so much!

  • Hey! This is a question for the back pain video you did a while ago. Okay well I’m only 13 and a few months back whenever I moved my leg my butt would hurt, then it moved into my lower back and now my whole back its been killing me for about 2 months!:( I’m really worried. Is this good knows such as I’m growing or what?

  • this is a really great video, thank you for touching on all of these important points! i have been at a weight loss plateau for a while and been feeling a bit frustrated, but yesterday i showed some people around the city i live in now, and we did a lot of walking. they needed to sit down a lot but i could have walked on and on and on! it was an amazing feeling to see how strong my body has become and how wonderfully it supports me in everyday life! i felt deeply grateful that i had this experience and that i got this new perspective on how not all changes are immediately visible!

  • A big thank you you for this walk and talk, it’s great to have positive health benefits emphasised rather than just calorie burn or fat loss, I’m struggling with motivation and weight for the first time in 20 years (possibly due to menopause) and this has reminded me of the real reasons to exercise regularly:)

  • I love your videos Jessica and they are my “go to” form of exercise! I am 57 and have always struggled with weight and healthy eating. I now have five grandchildren and it is so important for me to be able to get up and down to play with them, to safely carry them around, and to just be generally healthier and happier! My focus in exercise is now strength and feeling healthy, and the weight is slowly adjusting to where it should be! Your videos are perfect for me, and there is a video for every need I am feeling that day! I especially love the low impact on knees and the consistent encouragement! Thank you for being there in my journey for a better me! P.S. My “couch” whippets enjoy connecting with Peanut!

  • I swear I exercise for my mental health ALONE. The extra endurance and weight loss/maintenance are side benefits to a healthy mind.

  • Justine I don’t know what you’ve been doing but you look soooo fresh in this video. Like baby skin fresh. That in itself is inspiring.
    Thank you for the video.
    I found a way to cope by isolating myself, not in the sense of being safe, but in the sense of separating my mind from all things that create stress and worry, including, media, and my own thoughts. I focus on things that provide relief, yoga, working out(weights), learning, cooking. I’m in the best shape of my life, because for the first time I’ve been able to work out consistently, without sacrificing sleep or food. I’ve finally figured out a lot of things, about myself, and my life.
    This Covid-19-situation-thing might turn out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I wish the same for everybody else.

  • Hi Jessica! I’m French and I’ve been doing workouts with your videos for a year now, it’s exactly the type of exercises that I need. So first I wanted to thank you:) And I was also wondering if you were going to do a few more videos on workouts of the upper body with bad wrists?
    Anyway thank you to you and Peanut, you’ve changed my opinion on workouts!

  • I was just saying out loud to myself the other day, “I need some inspiration!” I feel stuck and sad and frustrated and not knowing where to pick myself up and start.This video is a perfect kick start��������Yes! Thank You Justine! I love your channel and admire your devotion to your chosen content✨��

  • Would you please let me know the name of the valley where you visit each yesr…i couldn’t make it out..and would love to visit there sometime! Thank you!

  • Jessica, I found your channel sometime last year and I work out daily doing one of your videos. I use exercise for my mental health time, (its beats meds) LOL! I am a homeschool mama and this is my stress relief and just one of my hobbies!! Thanks for ALL the wonderful videos!!

  • Additional benefit: regular daily exercise of 20-30 minutes reduces the likelihood of developing dementia. (A longitudinal study in the UK was done that showed this correlation).:)

  • Thanks for that great advice! My question is, what are the best ways to combat soreness, and once your sore, what is the best way to deal with it?

  • Thank you for creating this wonderful community! Do you plan your toning, walking, and other workouts in planner or calendar, if so could you do a video talking about it? Also do you have self care days which could include gardening, no tech, reading, spending time in nature, music, painting, Bible reading for overall well-being. Thanks!

  • Thank you, Justine! Your suggestions were wonderful and I really needed this. And that color is gorgeous on you! I immediately grabbed a dress that I have in the same color and wore it today. It was an instant mood lifter.

  • Love this series!!
    Could you also please do a total body toning series for beginners
    Beginner Upper body,
    Beginner Lower Body,
    Beginner Core/Abs,
    Beginner Cardio..
    All low impact and around 15-25 mins each!
    It would really be beneficial to a lot of people:D

  • A big reason I exercise is for my posture I have scoliosis and my shoulders naturally round forward so I find yoga, pilates and walking really helps my core and helps me to stand up straighter. I also don’t like intense exercise so videos like this are perfect for me:)
    Can you please do a walk and talk on how to stay motivated and feel good during winter?

  • Hay I just finished this one and as always I love the walk and talk workouts but at the end can u fit in a stretch please? Thank u
    Good night

  • Great topic, Jessica! Another benefit I would add is confidence. Since becoming more active in the last few years, I have noticed a huge improvement in my confidence levels. I can see a flight of stairs, and not have to look about for the lift! If I need to stand up on the train, or wait in a queue, it’s not a big deal. I’ve now turned that around to make deliberate choices, turning bad into good just by a change in attitude.
    For instance, I need to park at the shopping centre when I know it will be busy? I may have left a ew minutes early, to find a parking spot. Why not park outside the shopping centre, a couple of blocks away? Then I have less hassle looking for a park, built in exercise opportunity and my exit after also avoids traffic. Or, I’ve left something downstairs, and I have to go down and fetch it? Great! There’s another 2 flights of stairs built into my day!
    My new confident attitude and altered mindset has left me feeling happier, actively looking for the blessings in my life and getting lots of steps and incidental exercise into my everyday life.

  • I workout for two reasons, one is because I feel amazing after. There is no better feel good medicine than a workout in my opinion. Secondly it is the way I relieve stress. I workout in the evening and the day’s worries just fade away after a workout. I have seen amazing benefits from a consistent routine. I rarely get sick and my BP and cholesterol are in check which is great since high BP and cholesterol run in my family. I have recently started adding Yoga on a consistent basis as well as a little meditation and have found a positive change in my mood. I feel happier and more at peace than ever before!

  • I have been trying to learn french by myself. I already speak Spanish and English so i wanted to try a new language. Ive been uploading videos and stuff

  • This walk was very inspiring and enjoyable. Thank you for the great information and eye-opening statistics. Thanks for helping so many people be fit and presenting exercises that can work for each individual. With your walking workouts, I have found it personally helpful to use a pair of light weights and get some arm and upper body toning during the walk.

  • HI! Most of these comments are pretty old, but I had surgery two weeks ago and did this walk with another low intensity walk and it worked great for me. It helped me get my blood flowing and get my body moving without doing too much and hurting myself. Thank you for such a lovely series. I also love your barre workouts but won’t be doing those for at least another few weeks.

  • I suffer from severe depression. I believe exercise helps me deal with that. If you ever get the chance, can you talk a bit about how exercise can keep us from feeling depressed, please? Sassy, my yorkie, sends Peanut a great big kiss!

  • Great video. I don’t get out to the countryside to walk.I really ought to do that, or at least go the park more. But I am doing some work, which helps. So I don’t feel that life is that untypical of pre-lockdown, except for the mandatory wearing of masks, which I hate. I had gone through periods of feeling very low and had recently tried to shut out all C19 related news bulletins and updates and wall to wall documentaries. It was all so depressing. Being a Christian helps. I can focus on the bible and pray.

  • I exercise every single day with stretching on Sunday. I don’t feel complete or accomplished with my day until I do my workout. I used to hate exercise to the point of I kept food and beverages right beside my computer so I never had to get up but now I can’t imagine not exercising. It’s helped improve my mood to where I hardly get anxiety anymore and even if I haven’t lost a lot of weight the past year, I feel so much stronger and healthier than I ever have in my life and I thank you for that, Jessica!!

  • You don’t know how much I needed to hear that, today. I had been doing about 80-90 minutes of walking each day to get my 10,000 steps and focused so much on that. Then, a day came where I didn’t want to do anything. I got up and did your “under the weather” routine and felt better, but didn’t really do a workout and thought that I was stupid and hurting myself. Sometimes, it’s okay to say, “I don’t feel like it.”

  • So happy to see you �� I was kind of worried about, in the beginning of lockdown you made a video where u mentioned you have been feeling bit low and I could sense that too as the energy seemed low. In the beginning of this video too I felt the same however when u mentioned about the break from SM, trek and other hobbies I told myself ‘she’s doing fine’ ��, this was great video gonna help lot of people, take care and yes we all need to focus on self care

  • These videos just popped up in my feed a few days ago. I don’t know why I didn’t find these earlier. I love these videos. Challenging but easy to follow. The music is great. Gina B is a great motivator.

  • Your Walk n’ Talk was great to refresh why we exercise and stay physically active besides trying to lose weight. I appreciated your reference to research studies but besides noting Centers for Disease Control early in your video, I missed seeing any other research citations. Would you have a list of them to post? I just want to be able to back up these reasons when I talk with friends and acquaintances about the value of staying active. Thank you again!

  • Thank you Jessica! I Loved this walk and talk session today! it helped me to remind me of the benefits of exercise and weight loss!! Thanks again and I am looking forward to another session!

  • Good Morning Justine!:) I just love your ideas, especially about choosing your “color of the day.” Thank you so much for doing
    what you do & sharing this video! I hope you have a lovely & grand day! Take Care from the United States –

  • Exciting workout.. I enjoyed the entire routine… I really felt the burn..
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  • Luv the 17 min low impact work out. Sometimes I don’t want the hassle of setting up to exercise and want to do a spontaneous workout and don’t want to get too sweaty. I go to your Youtube channel because it is so convenient. When I do have time, I change to my exercise togs, get the mats out and pop in your DVD for a nice long workout. I appreciate your doing various length of walking workout on Ytube. It really help when you’re in a time crunch. As usual I really enjoy this vid. Thanks so much.

  • So glad you are back, Justine. Have been thinking about you for a little over a week wondering where you were at and how you are doing. Thank you for sharing your realized wisdoms with wise recommendation for us all. It’s good to see your smiling face. Blessings…

  • I have been working out for 46 years and what it does for me is keeps me fit yes but also fills my soul! I’m nursing a knee injury right now so these light walks are all I can do, but I do all types of exercise, yoga hiit, step, strength, and my favorite kickboxing! How or what are your thoughts on intermitten fasting? I have been doing it for 2 weeks now and feel great! Also please do another kick box workout!

  • Your smile/laugh is soooo infectious, always lifts up my mood when I watch your videos….of course the content was also great:)

  • I’ve had so much on recently, that I haven’t been exercising so much. This video has really motivated me to get back to it. Thanks. Will be doing this tomorrow.

  • Hope everbody is in some way is enjoying their summer in this strange times. I have been keeping a journal since I was a kid and a couple of years ago I switched to a digital version. I use the app journey it combines journaling with the option of selecting a couple of photos. It is a great way to keep sane and have some me time.

  • Wow Gina B I can’t thank you enough for these workouts… 3 weeks ago I had a constant post-covid cough (had had since early March) and no amount of medication from the doctor was making any difference. I could rarely manage the stairs to my garden. The first week or so was really tough but 3 weeks of your workouts and I just managed 30 mins, and I’ve barely coughed today! It could be a coincidence but my doctor agrees it’s probably at least partly just using my lungs more normally again. Even my face is a different colour after being permanent gray for months! Thankyou xoxo

  • Jessica, I want to thank you for your videos and encouraging spirit. I just found out I have active Lyme Disease again, and part of my treatment plan includes gentle walking and light weight work. I found this video and it was just what I needed. Looking forward to more walk and talk mornings with you. God bless you for what you do. Hugs.

  • I admit I exercise to try to get into shape and maybe lose a bit of weight, but I do appreciate the other benefits. One thing I’ve noticed, and it’s probably coincidental, but when I go to donate blood, I’m always well above the minimum iron level. Maybe it’s that I’m trying to eat healthier, but it’s a good sign.

  • I find motivation through telling myself my intention for each day.
    New day, new opportunities, new thoughts, new excitements. Also I tell myself before work: My intention is to be helpful, to be of use at work and to serve others. I am a pharmacist so I work with patients everyday.
    Deep breathing exercise also helps.

  • Justine! Thanks for a tip about SkillShare:) Just made an account and let’s see how my sewing skills would evolve 😉 I found your channel this week, and I really enjoy it. Thank you for all the content and your positive attitude. I like the most your “hi it’s Justine” I think that is one of the cutest beginnings of the videos I had seen. Anyhow, Good luck!:)

  • prenez bien soin de vous, vous êtes sur la bonne voie. j’ai bien aimé votre post sur la motivation et l’inspiration. d’une reconnaissante ex covidienne. Martine

  • Fun workout! I’m still with you and doing the workouts each day! Thank you so much for getting me moving! I can tell I’m improving!