On the weekend I went and did the Bondi to Coogee walk in Sydney. A friend asked me to go with her and at first I was reluctant because I wouldn’t be able to make it to the gym, but I thought you know what this can be a rest day and I can take it easy. I wasn’t really prepared for the walk because I arrived wearing board shorts and thongs; she looked at me, laughed and suggested I put some joggers on because it’s a long and hard walk. I started arguing with her but after seeing other people strolling by wearing joggers I decided to take her advice and put on some on (luckily I had some in my bag). Here I thought it would be a nice relaxing walk but it turned out to be a bit of a cardio workout in itself.
For those of you who haven’t done the Bondi to Coogee beach walk you would be surprised how long it is. The walk is 6km long and takes about 75 minutes to complete one way (it took longer because we walked back). It’s full of hills, stairs and most importantly beautiful beaches and scenery. I was so surprised that this walk was pretty tiring, it was getting my hear rate going and I was working up a good sweat. I was happy I went this past weekend because the Sculpture by the Sea was on, so there were a lot of great things to stop by and look at, although the downside was that the walk was extremely busy. When we finished the walk we decided to go for a swim to cool off after the walk and the water amazing; it was a great way to end the day. After arriving back home I was exhausted, I didn’t realise how much activity I did during the day and I ended up walking more than 20,000 steps that day with the added bonus of swimming.
What’s the point of that story?
A lot of you probably read this and thought what’s the point of the story? The thing I wanted to get across is that you can do things that are fun and outside of the gym and you may not even realise that these activities can help with your fat loss journey. Things like swimming on the beach, walking around the city, doing a day hike or doing a nice walk like I did are still exercise and may help burn a lot more calories that you wouldn’t usually.
So the next time someone invites you to go for a walk or a swim take them up on it, your body will thank you.
Stay Strong, Live Long.