Step 1: Start with a brisk walk
A brisk walk is a bit faster than your normal walking speed. It’s an effective mechanism to warm up signalling the body to prepare for a near-gruelling workout. Do this for five to ten minutes. This will help you get in the zone as well.
Step 2: Speed up gradually
The almost-casual brisk walk should be upped gradually after the opening 5-10 minutes. A good way of knowing whether the pace is acceptable or not is that your breathing is a bit heavier but not uncomfortable. Let’s say, you can articulate an argument. Do this for a good half an hour.
Step 3: Watch out for pain
As the body starts hunting out fat reserves and burns them along with a few calories, be wary of any aches and stings that may hamper your walk. Avoiding injury is key or it will put you off the schedule for weeks.
Step 4: Push yourself
Once you are in sync with the first three steps, you can consider taking that final step. Go faster! It could take a couple of weeks at least before you get there. But this will help you accelerate your fitness level. Keep a set walking distance, record your time and try beating it by a couple of seconds every couple of days. As your time decreases you’ll notice that the intensity of you walks has increased, and over time you’ll notice that the much-detested flab has disappeared.