Thursday, January 6, 2011

Walk at Home

Walk at Home

with Leslie Sansone

A few years ago I lost 60 pounds by walking with Leslie Sansone DVD's. It was easy and I loved it. I kept the weight off for awhile and it felt so good. Unfortunately I had an episode with a slipped disk and a pinched nerve that made me I hurt my foot, so I became sedentary again and put my weight back on.
Because I have other health issues, I have not felt well for quite awhile. And since I put my weight back on that is adding to my problems.

This morning I got up at 6AM and decided I would try to start the one mile walk routine again. I wasn't sure if my foot would hurt, or if my neck would tense up...but I am desperate to feel better, so I thought it was worth a try. And...I DID IT!!!! I am hoping I can work up to the 2 and 3 mile eventually...but for now I am just hoping and praying that I can continue to do the 1 mile and get myself going again. Please pray for me.

Here's a little information about Leslie:

Leslie Sansone is a nationally recognized fitness expert, and creator of the Walk at Home program. Her philosophy is simple. She believes that our bodies were made to move and we can walk our way to health and wellness.
FITNESS WALKING has proven to be the most beneficial of all healthy lifestyle choices in reducing disease and improving the quality of life!
For 25 years, she’s taught people of all ages how to get fit, stay fit and feel better about life. She has 70 million walk fans, and counting. What started as a few classes in her fitness center has grown into the no. 1 walking program in the world.
Leslie’s energy is contagious. Her enthusiasm for walking, and life, is unmatched. She’s a walk guru on a mission: to promote healthy lifestyles, to ward off illness associated with obesity and sedentary lifestyles, and to improve public health one stride at a time.
Leslie’s life’s work also includes being a mother of three. So when she’s not leading walk events, producing DVDs, making TV appearances, or supporting national health programs, she’s busy keeping up with family life!
Leslie is a contributing editor to many magazines and Web sites including Woman’s Day, Real Age, iVillage, AARP, Family Circle.


HappyascanB said...

Way to go, Linda! I am trying to get back into exercising, too, after having Molly. I did a work out on our new kinect the other night, and it was low key, but I was sore for two days afterwards! Whew! Small steps in the right direction will surely bring you great results in the long run! Stick with it!! Good luck!

Kathy said...

I'll be "rooting" for you to be able to continue your walking. It does feel good to be more active--I'm working on that myself--and hoping that I can continue to ride my new bicycle.

Karin said...

Cheering for you! I've got similar issues and hate being in pain when overextending myself with walking. All the best!

Verna said...

Way to go..... I know the feeling...I had been going to Curves every morning, but issues with my upper back made it that I was not able to do the upper back exricises anymore... The pain was so unreal, so Bud ask me to quit...however, I have not taken up walking and I really should have. I know it would make a difference for me too.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So glad you had a nice walk this morning...this sounds like a great program! Praying for you...that God would heal, strengthen and restore you, my friend.

Michelle said...

Congratulations Linda!!

I love exercising with Leslie.

Deanna said...

Hi Linda!
Just said a prayer for you!!!

You go girlfriend and I will cheer you on.

Kristin said...

That's awesome, Momma! I have been trying to walk on my treadmill lately too. It is amazing how just a 10 pound weight gain can really make you feel bad.....that's what I've been feeling lately anyways. I hope you are able to keep at it. We can cheer each other on!

Jenilee said...

YEah for you!!! I love Leslie's videos and actually was able to meet her a few years ago! She is so upbeat and bubbly. Definitely a great motivater. I will be praying that you will again be successful in feeling better!

~ shi ~ said...

I LOVE her tape..I have all of them..I use to beg my mom to do the 1 mile walk, before she died..but she would not! I am so glad that you are trying..GOOD for you!!!!...I did the 21 day challenge with Leslie befor Thanksgiving...I will praying for you :) blessings

Maryellen said...

Good for you Linda.
My favorite bible verse I call it my diet and exercise verse hah

You will reap a harvest if you don't give up . . . Galatians

I struggle with weight also. I've been up and down, up and down. I started this new year in getting myself into eating much healtier. So far so good.

Your not alone, keep at it . .

Lynnette Kraft said...

Go Momma Go!!! Good for you! I'll be praying that you feel better soon.

Lovin' ya.

Ashley DeLen said...


What a wonderful accomplishment!! I love workout videos. My favorite of all time (right now) is my "Pilates for the Soul" by Theresa Rowe. It is a bit more difficult but there is scripture read along with lovely music. I love it! I will pray that you will be able to keep walking!!! And that it will help you start to feel better.

God bless you dear friend :O)

Ashley DeLen said...


Thank you for your prayers. My little one will have to go to the doctor tomorrow. Her temp came up right before bedtime and then she got really bad croupy. It scared both of us so bad and we went running down the stairs to grandma. Mom had this nasty stuff last week, please pray for dad and me, especially dad because of his asthma.

Hugs ((minus the germs))

Ashley DeLen