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

TIME4JUDI Walked Without Setting Foot Outside

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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!

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  • 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
  • You look great! Congratulations! Very inspiring. - 10/29/2013 10:34:02 AM
  • KATREECE
    Thank You for sharing I love Leslie's DVD's they allow one to work even if the weather doesn't - 10/3/2013 10:47:51 AM
  • Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your story makes it very real, not a story for advertisement or a blank statement of I lost so much , yay! I have a bad knee and bad varicose veins, from birth, so jumping around or running is not on my list to do, plus the lack of money for equipment and or going to the gym left me with only a DVD option. I did fine walking out side during the summer times but was easily discouraged during the winter months and soon would quit. I discovered Leslie Sanson DVD and a few others for variety such as Billy Blanks, which I did to the best I could. I love Leslie's DVD's they look simple but she gives you a good work out plus you can easily add hand weights to any of her DVD's, - 10/2/2013 12:13:25 PM
  • Thank you so much for posting this! I'm very self-conscious about my weight and how out of shape I am (but round IS a shape, right?). But your story and the suggestion to check out Leslie Sansone's workout DVDs has been so very motivating. And so helpful! It's the end of September in Texas, and still getting into the 90's out there. Being able to work out in the privacy of my own home is PRICELESS. Thank you. - 9/23/2013 5:53:51 AM
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