I'm not fat, but I always hated walks. Walking is one of the easiest ways for my to loose weight I gain when on holdiay/stressed etc, but I still never liked it.
This may be due to my autism, I only walk from place A to place B, I need a goal, I absolutely hate strolling and window-shopping. It may also be because my parents don't "walk", they hike, run or walk very very fast. Here's how I started walking for fun.
Start somewhere you know
I went to a place I knew, I liked, but that I hadn't explored fully before. I noticed tons of tiny things there that I never thought were cool before. For example, you may explore the flora and fauna of a place or notice how beautiful the buildings in a certain area are.
Know how to get there and what to expect
I drive there with the car, because after 18 years, I know that I do not want to go for a walk in a forest nearby. I could, but I am too afraid of meeting people I know and having to talk to them.
Some of you may prefer starting near your home, most cities have a park, which are very nice for walking around. I feel like my perspective on this is quite Austrian, we don't really have that many parks and I don't like them too much either, I prefer to be near mountains or in a forest.
Practice through activities somewhat related to walking
This sounds a little stupid, but doing ski tours (where you walk up a mountain on skis) really helped me get in the right mood for walking. Walking regularly then seems like a very easy thing to do.
Combine walking with something you don't usually find the time to do
For me, this is listening to Podcasts and audio books - I always find and make the time to read and study, but listening to something for fun is definitely underrated. It enhances your experience in nature, I don't really listen to music when I walk, only to things that make me a more open-minded person and that broaden my perspective.
Another idea is to walk with your friends - personally, I rarely have time to spend with them, so combining an activity that is good for my health with one that is beneficial for my personal life is awesome.
Try new things once you're comfortable
Try walking somewhere else, hiking, running, cycling, anything that gets you out of your comfort zone.
How have you come to enjoy sports more? Any tips?
Do you like or dislike walking?