Fitness Articles

''I Walked Off 60 Pounds in the Comfort of My Home!''

TIME4JUDI Walked Without Setting Foot Outside

723SHARES

Is there anything else you’d like to tell people about indoor walking?
I guess the critical point I would stress is that walking (especially indoor walking) is 100% flexible! Even hotels invariably have DVD players these days, so when you go on vacation it is easy to take your favorite workout with you!

The kind of walking I did (Leslie Sansone’s “Walk Away the Pounds” DVDs) is, in my opinion, perfect for people who may be very overweight, new to exercise and/or have limited space or resources for equipment. There are no excuses about bad weather. Even when it’s too rainy, snowy, windy, or hot outside, you can walk inside. For moms with small kids, it's great because you can fit in a walk while the kids are napping. Or if the kids are old enough, they might enjoy walking with you.

When I started, I really was not anxious for anyone to see me. I was embarrassed about how I looked when exercising. Working out at home gave me the privacy I need to experiment freely and try to push myself as far as I could without being embarrassed! I would get up at 4:30 a.m., drag myself out of bed, change into workout clothes, and just walk into my guest room and do my thing. Then I could shower and get ready for work. I didn't have to waste any time "getting somewhere" to work out either.

I have MS, and I need to be careful about not getting too hot. I also have days when my balance is not as good, and sometimes I trip (even over the air!). But walking in my own house allows me to control a lot of environmental factors. If I do not feel well I can stop at any time, without having to drive home, because I am home!

Lastly, getting involved in a SparkTeam is a super way to reinforce your walking routine!
Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
‹ Previous Page   Page 2 of 2  
723SHARES

Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

More Great Features

Connect With SparkPeople

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Member Comments

  • Amazing story! Good for you!
    Back in the late 80's, Leslie Sansone was my aerobics instructor in western PA - before she started the walking routine. A few years later, her husband (now ex) was our high school principal. As far as I know she was the first to make videos for walking and was honored by the government.
    Keep up your walking! - 8/21/2014 9:05:31 PM
  • thats great 60 pounds - 8/21/2014 8:31:47 PM
  • A great selection of Leslie's videos are posted on YouTube. I have a desktop computer in a small cramped spare room that is too small for exercise, but I can follow her videos quite easily in the hallway outside that room if I switch them to full screen and up the volume a bit. They aren't complex or confusing and you don't need a whole lot of space. - 8/21/2014 4:48:26 PM
  • Thanks for sharing your story. You look amazing!! - 8/21/2014 9:07:42 AM
  • I just requested some of Leslie Sansone's walking DVD's from the library. I'll give it a try--I love walking and I go to the trail with my son a few days a week. Hopefully I can get a walk in everyday before he gets up or something. - 6/26/2014 2:02:25 PM
  • Congrats to you! I have just brought a recumbent bike to be able to have no excuses. - 5/30/2014 9:52:42 PM
  • I am very proud and motivated by you, I too have MS and trip over air, I keep saying I'll walk the dog, but since I moved to Ohio and don't walk her daily she gets under my feet! I am going to have to get me some of those DVD's. I'm a homebody so I like that I can do it indoors! - 3/13/2014 12:55:15 PM
  • This is great. Happy for you! - 3/11/2014 11:36:32 PM
  • DEIRDRE85
    Congrats on your weight loss, your article is inspiring. I, too, use Leslie Sansone's walking tapes and swear by them. Like you, I also have loss a lot of weight this year (71lbs) , after having total knee surgery. I also do weight training and in the summer, water aerobics. I feel better now at 62 then I did at 40. - 3/7/2014 8:52:10 AM
  • This is a wonderful article. I have a heart condition so this may be something that would work well for me:) - 1/27/2014 2:45:07 PM
  • MTGRANMA1949
    I had back surgery 3months ago and am doing PT exercises. I started doing Leslie Sansone's DVD, 5 Fay Slim Down. I only walk a 14 minute mile with her after a 5 min. warm up. I love that I can do it in my bedroom because we have snow and ice outside. It has really helped those lower back muscles come back alive after being down for months. I have lost 6 lbs since the beginning of Jan. and healing quicker by moving around. Your post will keep me motivated. Thank you.
    Amazon.com is the cheapest place I have found to get her DVDs - 1/20/2014 9:37:46 AM
  • JCW001
    Thank you for sharing your story. You've motivated me to stick with my indoor walking. - 12/19/2013 4:48:46 PM
  • WOW! Congrats, you truly are an inspiration! I cannot wait to try the DVDs you used! I think I saw them on Netflix, I am ordering right now! Thanks sooo much for sharing. This is just what I needed!! Feeling so inspired:D - 12/18/2013 9:09:49 PM
  • JENNA463
    Nice Story, I will must try. Can you suggest me how can i buy good quality plus size dresses i live in USA. - 11/28/2013 12:04:00 AM
  • Thanks for sharing, I will look for these CD's on your recommendation. - 11/1/2013 7:43:26 AM
Popular Calories Burned Searches: Treadmill: 6.6 km/h (9 minutes per km)  |  Treadmill: 4.6 km/h (13 minutes per km)  |  Treadmill: 4 km/h (15 minutes per km)

x Lose 10 Pounds by October 30! Get a FREE Personalized Plan