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January 1, 2013 7:13 PM
This question is for those who have already lost some weight just by walking or doing Leslie Sansone videos at home.

How much time did it take you to lose weight with walking and/or Leslie Sansone videos? How much weight did you lose? How many times a week did you walk? What was your workout schedule?

I know there are some threads which answer my questions partially, but what I really want to know is how to organize my workouts and what to expect from my scale per week. If I am planning to do the walks 6 to 7 times a day or may be twice a day 5x a week, is it too much? Has anyone done it that way?

I am hoping to get some answers to motivate me (and others who are just starting) and setting a realistic weight loss expectation.

Thank you!
  33701502
January 2, 2013 5:47 AM
I will try to help answer some of your questions with my experience. Hope it helps a little! A few years back I lost a little over 100 pounds by working out with LS and watching what I ate. It took me about 14 months to loose the weight. I started out with only a few minutes each day because I was really over weight and out of shape! I built myself up slowly to one mile a day and then I kept adding on until eventually I was up to 5 Leslie miles a day. I did this 6 days a week with Sunday being a rest day. During this time I also did outside walking (3 miles) 3 to 4 times a week, and added in strength training a few days a week which we all know helps with metabolism!

Everybody's different and we all lose weight different. Just start out with what you feel comfortable with and slowly add to that when you feel like you can or need more! I had to start out with very small steps because I wasn't in any shape to go just jump right in with 5 miles a day but the good thing is you can start small and build yourself up. Good luck to you :)
January 2, 2013 6:56 AM
I walk at least 5 miles a day, usually more. I walk 2-3 miles in the morning, then 5 miles at night. Starting in January 2012 at 238, I ended the year at 166. My goal for 2013 is to hit my goal weight of 130 pounds by June. You also have to watch your caloric intake. Walking won't help if you're still overeating.
  24458877
January 2, 2013 5:59 PM
I love ths questions, the answers have helped me also...thanks for sharing
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January 5, 2013 5:51 PM
Six years ago, I lost 50 pounds doing the walks 5-6 days a week. I started in September and remember being at my goal weight by my birthday, in May. The thing is, though, it isn't a race, as much as you want to get off extra pounds. Finding the workouts, schedule and way of eating that you can SUSTAIN will be the best thing you can do for yourself!!

I do some higher intensity workouts now and dropped another 9-10 pounds at the beginning of this year (after sustaining that loss for five years). Leslie workouts are still in my exercise regimen, at least 2 times a week. Love her!
January 6, 2013 7:55 AM
I agree with all the posters above.

Actually, you do not have to workout to lose weight. Simply lowering your caloric intake will do that. Working out is going to make you fit. It will improve your cardio function which will improve your stamina and of course strenght training will make you sleek and strong. Together, these two things will make you healthy which is a great goal.

Leslie's workouts are safe and effective. There are so many to choose from you won't get bored either. My personal favorite is The 4 Mile Super Challenge. You can go to her website walk at home dot com and join (it's free) and you can stream some of her workouts for free.

Hope you find some you really love and walk, walk, walk!

Ann
  27157731
January 13, 2013 8:23 AM
Leslie is my favorite. I can't wait to see how much weight comes off using her videos.
January 14, 2013 8:14 PM
QUOTE:

This question is for those who have already lost some weight just by walking or doing Leslie Sansone videos at home.

How much time did it take you to lose weight with walking and/or Leslie Sansone videos? How much weight did you lose? How many times a week did you walk? What was your workout schedule?



I started walking with Leslie Sansone videos in July of 2010. I was close to 300 lbs. In 18 months, I had lost 130 lbs. Obviously, I was very out of shape, so I started with the one mile walks and gradually worked my way up to five mile walks. I varied three to five mile walks at least four times per week. Unfortunately, I let myself get out of a routine and into a rut. Last month I tallied my 2011 walk miles - over 600 - and my 2012 walk miles - less than 100. YIKES! And it showed in a 38 pound weight gain. I was glad to find this group and am recommitting myself to getting into a routine to lose those 38 pounds (as well as another 10 to 20, which will put me in a healthy BMI).

From my own experience, I know that you don't need intense or lengthy workouts to get results. Even with a 100 pound weight loss, I didn't have the flabby extra skin that some people have as a result of weight loss. I attribute it to the slow and steady approach. Also, my blood work and blood pressure are healthy, so I quit beating myself up for not being athletic. Power walking has worked for me.

Good luck with your fitness goals.
January 15, 2013 3:30 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

This question is for those who have already lost some weight just by walking or doing Leslie Sansone videos at home.

How much time did it take you to lose weight with walking and/or Leslie Sansone videos? How much weight did you lose? How many times a week did you walk? What was your workout schedule?



I started walking with Leslie Sansone videos in July of 2010. I was close to 300 lbs. In 18 months, I had lost 130 lbs. Obviously, I was very out of shape, so I started with the one mile walks and gradually worked my way up to five mile walks. I varied three to five mile walks at least four times per week. Unfortunately, I let myself get out of a routine and into a rut. Last month I tallied my 2011 walk miles - over 600 - and my 2012 walk miles - less than 100. YIKES! And it showed in a 38 pound weight gain. I was glad to find this group and am recommitting myself to getting into a routine to lose those 38 pounds (as well as another 10 to 20, which will put me in a healthy BMI).

From my own experience, I know that you don't need intense or lengthy workouts to get results. Even with a 100 pound weight loss, I didn't have the flabby extra skin that some people have as a result of weight loss. I attribute it to the slow and steady approach. Also, my blood work and blood pressure are healthy, so I quit beating myself up for not being athletic. Power walking has worked for me.

Good luck with your fitness goals.


AZ your story is very inspiring! Congrat's on your successes! You could be a poster child for Walk At Home! You'll be back at your goal in no time. Glad you are walking with us. smile
  27157731
January 16, 2013 6:17 AM
I'vebeen walking "with" Leslie since middle september with about 6 miles a day , and try to walk six days a week ( except during some week-ends and holidays) And I lost so far 24 lbs (of course I am counting calories too )
Edited by Foggy7640 On January 16, 2013 6:20 AM
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January 16, 2013 8:22 AM
Thank you so much for your responses! This is so encouraging.
First I did not believe that someone could lose weight just by walking. But now I am a believer.

Keep your success stories coming. I need them to motivate me!

Thanks!
  33701502
January 16, 2013 9:35 AM
I have been using Leslie for 2 months now and have been counting calories. I have lost 14 lbs and have a ton more energy and feel much stronger. I started with 1 mile walks and now do 3-5 milers 5/6 times a week.
  29282291
January 16, 2013 1:52 PM
QUOTE:

I have been using Leslie for 2 months now and have been counting calories. I have lost 14 lbs and have a ton more energy and feel much stronger. I started with 1 mile walks and now do 3-5 milers 5/6 times a week.


That's great!
Is that all you do for workout?
  33701502
January 21, 2013 12:06 PM
In January 2009, I started my weigh loss journey...I was 232 lbs @ 5' 2". In 10 months I lost 80 lbs, following the WW points program and doing Leslie Sansone's w/o's everyday. Most of the time I did 2 or 3 miles a day, but once a week, I would add in a 4 or 5 mile w/o. I have gained most of that back cuz I stopped doing what was working. So now I am again restarting my weigh loss journey. I thing I like about Leslies w/o are how you can do them at your own level. And they are low impact. I hope this helps! Tami
  34020748
January 22, 2013 9:04 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I have been using Leslie for 2 months now and have been counting calories. I have lost 14 lbs and have a ton more energy and feel much stronger. I started with 1 mile walks and now do 3-5 milers 5/6 times a week.


That's great!
Is that all you do for workout?


I have only done Leslie so far.
  29282291

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