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So...I was in a Fitness DVD....Dream Come True #5?

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I haven't blogged about it. I still feel a little strange about it. I don't like to brag, and sometimes talking about blessings in our lives can feel that way. I know it's silly. But I do feel like I need to tell others how God has worked in amazing ways in my life. He has brought me out of my pit...he has blessed me with an 100+ lb. weight loss. He has given me the strength to become a Leslie Sansone Walk Leader.....then a Walk Star...then a fitness instructor at my dream gym....to be in a Walk Concert on stage with Leslie Sansone herself (my inspiration!) (and fist pump with her).....(not to mention the ability and strength to start running and finish a marathon).....and now to be featured in a DVD with her -- the same DVDs I started doing in the privacy of my own home when I was 300 lbs.

My goodness...Our God is GREAT! I would NEVER have dreamed any of this for myself.

And this DVD is a wonderful workout, it incorporates HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), and it's great to break through a plateau, or just bring your level of fitness up. It's not for beginners, though, but it's something you could work up to! The music is very fun and "now". It really IS more like a dance party!

I got to walk with 3 other Walk Leaders, my good friend Paula, and I got to see Kerri again and meet Laura. And Leslie spent so much time with me. she was so REAL and so NICE and inspiring. It was such a life-changing awesome experience. And for her to tell ME I am an inspiration? I mean, words really can't speak to that.

Here are some pictures from filming the DVD:

You can buy it online at Amazon, it's called "Walk to the Hits, Party Songs"

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    I'm late to the party of this (ha!), but I wanted to say this is my favorite Leslie DVD of all time! I was just searching for some reviews of it on SP and found your blog. I love that you see so many blessings in your life. God is great! Super job on all your progress and next I time I do this walk with Leslie I'll be able so say I "know" one of the walkers!

    910 days ago
    You ARE inspiring, Kathy! So happy that you had such a cool experience!
    1509 days ago
    Kathy, I think this is wonderful. I use Leslie's exercise programs all the time, and the reason I say programs is because when I first discovered them and Leslie, VHS was what I used :-). I credit her programs for really helping me to lose weight and realizing there are other forms of fitness out there besides running! When it is hot here in AZ over the summer and I can't stand the gym, it has been Leslie to the rescue!!

    1525 days ago
    Woohoo! I'm so happy for you, I'm going to check out the DVD! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1528 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2014 11:15:39 AM
    Wow! What an honor, God truly has blessed you. I like Leslie's DVDs, I am going to look for this one too.

    Keep up the good work!
    1533 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Somehow I missed this when you posted it a few days ago. I try to walk with you (and Leslie) at least once a week. I have other DVDs I try to cycle between, but I always include YOURS! Er - I mean Leslie's Party Songs....
    1534 days ago
    I just came across your page today and saw yoiur Blog about the DVD and I have done this workout!! How exciting for you!! I love Leslie and workout to her everyday. She has changed my life. I don't always like her (LOL) but I visit with her everyday!

    Great job on your success. I also added you as a friend.

    Keep up the good work!!


    1534 days ago
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    I am so happy for you! It ALL sounds SO AWESOME! You really ARE an inspiration to others. Keep up the GREAT WORK! You look FANTASTIC!

    1536 days ago
    So awesome, Kathy! Hope they feature this story somehow. Maybe a SPARK BLOG...hmmmm...
    Great testament to how God has worked in your life! And He is using you to inspire others!
    Love that this has come full circle. You start off working out with Leslie Sansone and you end up in her DVD walking and demonstrating the moves! Can't wait to see/do this DVD.

    You are a beautiful inspiration to all of us! Thank you for sharing your story. Don't be afaid to SHINE! To God be the glory! Shine for Him! You are a bright light and a offer hope to many! Let God use you.

    I was reading in Jennie Allen's book Restless that we are afraid to use our gifts, afraid to do what God has called us because we are afraid of seeming arrogant, or seeming self-seeking. You know that's not what your goal is. So don't hide your beautiful story or beautiful you! You were made to shine! emoticon emoticon
    1536 days ago
  • MBELL6312
    Shout it from the rooftop! Sounds like a super-fab experience.
    1536 days ago
    So happy for you, and your accomplishment.
    It is not bragging, you are an inspiration to those of us who need to know we can succeed and keep moving forward!
    Congratulations! You rock!
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    1537 days ago
    How exciting for you!

    I think that you should share this. You never know who may be moved to get off the sofa for the first time (or the 5,000 time but hadn't planned on doing it THAT day) but for reading this.

    Congratulations for your many successes!
    1537 days ago
    I don't think it's bragging at all! This is awesome Kathy! I'd say I'd go get the DVD except the one exercise I hate with a passion is HIIT, haha! :D

    Back a decade ago, my husband and I were at a Kmart in our small town in SW Wisconsin, and looking through clearance videos. I saw one of a belly dancer named Amira Mor, who was at the time the leader of my sister's belly-dancing troupe in NYC. I picked it up and said to Jason, "Hey, isn't this my sister's belly-dancing troupe leader?" He looked at the DVD, then back at the shelf, and pointed to the DVD that had been behind the one I grabbed. He said, "Isn't that your sister?" And there, right behind the one of Amira Mor, was another of Amira's DVDs, called Belly Dance Your Way to Fitness, and it featured not just herself, but four of her dancers, including my sister. As Becky is completely different from most belly-dancers - rail thin, extremely pale skin, long white-blond straight hair - she was immediately visible. I HAD to buy it. My sister hadn't told us that she'd been in several DVDs, which apparently were only supposed to be on sale through Amira's website. She had no idea they were being sold at Kmart and Walmart. It was kind of a funny story. I bought every copy the store had and gave them to different family members for Christmas. :D
    1537 days ago
  • NHES220
    Wow, what an amazing exerperience. Way to go!
    1537 days ago
    Congrats!! that is fantastic!! and you look AMAZING!! SO you have every right to brag!!
    1537 days ago
    1. You look fabulous!
    2. I am SO jealous
    3. I love Leslie
    4. I'm buying the DVD!!!!!
    1537 days ago
    It's not bragging, it's stating the facts! I'm glad you blogged about it!
    1537 days ago
    I think it's an amazing feat and you should "brag" about it. Not to give yourself all the glory but God had truly brought you so far because you were willing and He had a plan for you! That does deserve glory!
    1537 days ago
    That is amazing!
    1537 days ago
    Love it!
    1537 days ago
    you are so amazing!
    1537 days ago
  • TIGER_LILY_613
    This is wonderful ! Congratulations !!! emoticon
    1537 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon What an awesome, amazing opportunity!!!

    That is SO COOL!!! Good for you. I do NOT read this as bragging. You are sharing your experiences, and you are truly an inspiration!! I am happy to read this, and so happy for you & proud of you!!

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    1537 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2014 10:35:51 PM
    God is awesome, and He helped lead me right here. What an inspiring story of success. You are not bragging, you are sharing a victory and I love reading that through Him all things are possible. Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!
    1537 days ago
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    1537 days ago
    THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! You should be so proud of yourself!!!
    1537 days ago
    So FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    U GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1537 days ago

    God bless,

    1537 days ago
    That's so exciting, congratulations!
    1537 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    1537 days ago
    How cool is that! emoticon
    1537 days ago
  • DEE1221
    Congrats!! How exciting for you!
    1537 days ago
    Good for you. All your hard work paid off. You should be very proud of yourself.
    1537 days ago
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