I was dang near 185 pounds. Just take a look at me back then. But enough was enough. I refused to gain another pound, dammit!
So this is where it all started. I tried running at first, but it was a steamy summer. My body wasn’t used to the combination of increased heart rate, plus all that hot, humid air. On top of that, running caused painful swelling in my ankles. They couldn’t handle the pounding under all that extra weight.
But I had to keep on moving. So what to do instead?
Walking was the answer. I shed my first 20 pounds through a combination of watching my calories, occasional outdoor walking on lunch breaks and Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home DVD’s. I promise you will NOT be bored when you’re walking with Leslie. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and the miles fly by really fast.
Walking at home is definitely for people who are:
- Brand new to fitness.
- Dreadmill and elliptical’ers who need some variety.
- Fitness with the kids — they will love doing this with you.
- Postpartum chicks.
- Peeps on a comeback from injury.
- Any fitness level that wants to keep their body in motion.
Walking at home isn’t what you might imagine. There’s no smashing into walls or chasing your shadow around the couch 50 times. There’s brisk marching in place, forward & backward moves, leg kicks and arm raises, even strength training as you incorporate light weights and bands. All of these moves can be done in the smallest of workout spaces, taking you from 1 to 5 miles depending on which workout you choose. You’ll also increase your heart rate beyond what your average walk outside will do.
Check out the clip. It’s one of my favorites from Leslie:
Leslie has been at this for over 20 years (yep). She has a huge following and a ton of success stories to back it up. Walking at home works. And it’s just another reason why you can’t make excuses to not exercise. Keep that ass of yours in motion.
Some of the latest Walk At Home releases from Leslie Sansone:
Leslie made it easy for me to get on the road to fitness and helped me form habits that led to where I am today. I have at least 5 of her Walk At Home DVD’s in my collection. They are forever part of my Home Workout Essentials. Go on and give walking at home a spin.
Stay sexy, everybody! xoxo