She says walking helped her realize she could be active without having to be a superstar athlete.
“I was never really an athletic person, but I had this self concept that is just wrong,” she says, “which is that there are athletic people who can do things and then there’s you, and just because I’m not a competitive athlete does not mean that I can’t be athletic.”
Here’s how Thomas, who authors the popular weight loss series “Not Another Diet,” turned her life around through walking.
Walking doesn’t require expensive gym outfits, says Thomas, so she wears whatever is comfortable.
“Feeling the need to be dressed a certain way in order to exercise only puts more obstacles for yourself,” she explains. “It’s just one more hassle to talk you out of what your body naturally wants to do, which is go outside, enjoy the trees, and take a walk.”