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AnnieDrews
04-01-2012, 12:14 AM
No foolin' ladies, let's do this!! Track your walks here. All are welcome for accountability!

Walk Away The Pounds
Walk At Home
Leslie Sansone


AnnieDrews
04-01-2012, 04:11 PM
I bought the Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles yesterday and can't wait to try it. Probably won't be until tomorrow, I have lots to do and it is really hot here and I refuse to turn on A/C on April 1st!!:D

taalita
04-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Oh! I love this already! I've started an 8-mile per week regimen for starters with weekends of rest, and I can't wait to get back on tomorrow!


carolr3639
04-01-2012, 09:55 PM
I refuse to turn on A/C on April 1st!! Amen to that one. Sun. is my day off but I have been doing about 14 miles a week. Would like to do more but pretty busy right now.

umimar
04-01-2012, 10:05 PM
Took a break today, body needs some rest :)

Kitcherella
04-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Hello, all!

I started yesterday with Leslie's 5k with a twist. It was really good. I am doing it again today.
Take care!

AnnieDrews
04-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Hello everyone! Nice to see new faces here, too!!:)

My sons' grandpa died yesterday evening (their Dad's father), so I was up until about midnight last night. Slept in a bit this morning and didn't exercise at all. I hope to get back to it in the morning. Still want to try that new 4 mile.

umimar
04-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Annie, sorry to hear that :(
I did Monday on Leslie's new video, plus another mile in the morning.

AnnieDrews
04-03-2012, 11:53 AM
Hello! I finally got to do the Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles this morning!:carrot: I liked it, but I get bummed not doing the boosted walking/jogging. I was told "no high-impact" by the ortho doc last spring and have followed that advice. I know I still get a good workout, but just frustrating to be getting older.

sotypical
04-03-2012, 04:52 PM
It has been such a crazy insane past week I didn't even realize it was April! I was still posting in the other thread - was wondering why it was quiet over there. Anyway 4 miles this morning. Thanks Annie for pointing me in the right direction. Also, I hardly ever do the running - I find it doesn't make a huge different in step count/calorie burn - it just makes me tired - especially when I am doing it at 5am.

carolr3639
04-03-2012, 06:20 PM
After ten months, it doesn't irritate me when she says to tuck in your tummy. ha

umimar
04-03-2012, 09:32 PM
4 miles here today

AnnieDrews
04-04-2012, 12:06 PM
After ten months, it doesn't irritate me when she says to tuck in your tummy. ha

It's amazing how many times I find myself tucking my tummy and pulling my shoulders back throughout the day. I've never paid attention to my posture until now. Glad for it, as the women in my family tend to have a hunched back in their older years.

2 Mile Power Walk With Friends this morning. 2# weights AND 2# weighted belt!:carrot:

umimar
04-04-2012, 08:54 PM
I have a cold. Resting day for me

mariposssa
04-04-2012, 09:20 PM
I have the 4 mile and the 5 mile DVDs. I use them on bad weather days sometimes. Other times, I put on a TV show and basically do the same moves to whatever show I want to watch for the evening. One thing I noticed is that I don't keep as fast of a pace. When I put the DVD on I am breathing harder.

AnnieDrews
04-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Yes, Mariposa, the pace is definitely important!

Got in 2 miles from 5 Mile Fat Burning this morning. Had to be at work early and could not drag out of bed any earlier!:p

carolr3639
04-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Got the new DVD but a lot of company coming so might not get to it for a few days. Always love new DVDs.

carolr3639
04-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Not crazy about the new DVD. I'm stuck on the Walk Strong with weights. I really like that one.

umimar
04-06-2012, 08:35 PM
3 miles today

AnnieDrews
04-06-2012, 08:45 PM
3 Mile Boot Camp w/ bands today. I have some unexpected time to myself this weekend, so I am going to try to get in one or two workouts. I usually don't exercise on Sat/Sun, so maybe I can bump up the weight loss.

AnnieDrews
04-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Did the 3 Mile Burn Body Fat with hand weights! I feel great!:carrot:

Saw a tiny loss this week.

cathyxxx
04-07-2012, 01:44 PM
hey gang :wave: i've been out of town for a week but have been getting in some exercise

this morning i did 3 miles. I used the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan, and did the warmup and cool down, along with the yellow, red & green miles which is the monday walk. I also did most of the ab session but got interrupted. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DVD!!!! :)

anybody else got it while I was gone?

hope everybody has a great :running: day! and a very Happy & Blessed Easter.

carolr3639
04-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Did the 3 Mile Burn Body Fat with hand weights! This is my favorite.

AnnieDrews
04-08-2012, 01:52 PM
2 Miles from the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk. Love thos 12 min. miles!!

I wanted to do more, but have lots I still need to do before we go to the movies this afternoon. I still did 5 more miles over the weekend than I usually do, though.

Happy Easter everyone!!:easter3:

yhahmd
04-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Been MIA for a while (a week? two weeks?) but now I'm back. With a gain. But it's almost gone, so it's NBD. Today I weighed in at 171.0 which is better than the 171.6 I had two days ago. Hoping to get back into the 160s within the next week.

ETA: I did one of Leslie's tapes after I got back into it, after like 2 weeks, and holy cow my legs are killing me!!

AnnieDrews
04-09-2012, 11:02 AM
Hi Yhahmd!

I did the 2 Mile Power Walk With Friends w/ 2# weights this morning.

sotypical
04-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Did 4 miles this morning and 5 yesterday.

Forgot my FitBit at home, grrrr - wont be hitting my 10,000 steps today officially. :(

cathyxxx
04-10-2012, 09:23 AM
hey gang :wave:

I did 2 miles this morning. I used the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan and did the warmup and cool down and the blue and purple miles. love it!!!

Carol - at the end of last month's thread you said "Cathy, I noticed on collage video that one of the moves is a slow setup with feet not held down. I haven't been able to do that in years. How do you manage?"

I think what you might be talking about is some half jumping jacks that Leslie does in the blue mile. first she does like a jumping rope move and then moves to these half jumping jacks, and then she does those 2 things again. I didn't have any trouble with those today but like I said, if I did have trouble with a move I would just modify it.

I do have a problem with the twisted side lunges that she does in some work outs. for some reason it really hurts my knees, almost like it wants to pull things on the sides of my knees, so I modify those anytime they come around. i figure it's all good :)

After being out last week I am swamped at work so I better get to it :faint: hope everybody has a great :running: day!

later gaters :wave:

sotypical
04-10-2012, 11:50 AM
5 miles this morning.

AnnieDrews
04-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Go, go, go ladies!!:carrot:

I slept like a log and barely woke up in time to do anything this morning. Did the first 2 miles of the 5 mile Fat Burning Walk. Better than nothing. Oh, I mowed the entire yard in 45 min. or so last night. Talk about working up a sweat!!:D

cathyxxx
04-11-2012, 10:28 AM
hey gang :wave:

annie - 2 miles is DEFINITELY better than nothing!!! that's 30 minutes and about 4000 steps.... definitely better than nothing girl :cheer:

I did 2 miles this morning. I used the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan and did the yellow and green miles, along with the warmup and cool down.

hope everyody has a great :running: day!
later gaters :wave:

AnnieDrews
04-11-2012, 12:23 PM
Hello all!! I did most of the 3 Mile Weight Loss Walk w/ 2# weights this morning. Had to stop it about halfway through the last mile to showered and ready for work.

carolr3639
04-11-2012, 04:09 PM
if I did have trouble with a move I would just modify it. Thanks, Cathy. My son and wife gave me 5lb weight..........ten lb total for my birthday and I did the 2 mile walks strong with them today. So excited.

sotypical
04-11-2012, 06:53 PM
5 miles this morning using the 3 mile walk your belly flat.

carolr3639
04-12-2012, 09:22 AM
Wow! was I sore after using the new weights. It seemed so easy but must have really done the job.

AnnieDrews
04-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Good job, Carol! Just be careful. It isn't safe to use more than 3 pounds in each hand while walking.

I did 2 miles of the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk this morning. For some reason I have been exhausted this week and having trouble getting up in the morning. I've really wanted to amp up my workouts, but haven't yet.

carolr3639
04-12-2012, 11:30 AM
Good job, Carol! Just be careful. It isn't safe to use more than 3 pounds in each hand while walking. Thanks

carolr3639
04-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Just remembered that on the Fat Burning Miles video, Leslie uses 5lb weights on the walk strong section.

AnnieDrews
04-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Just remembered that on the Fat Burning Miles video, Leslie uses 5lb weights on the walk strong section.

I've never seen her use more than 3 pounds while walking. Maybe I don't have that video.

Got in the 4 Mile Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles this morning!!:carrot: No weight loss this week.:(

carolr3639
04-13-2012, 11:41 AM
Its an old one redone. I think you cad view it on collage video.

carolr3639
04-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Did 2 miles this afternoon and 2 different miles this evening all using weights. Those five pound wrap around the wrist weights are sure wonderful.

cathyxxx
04-14-2012, 10:23 PM
cleaned house for 6 hours today :faint:

mariposssa
04-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Hola!
I did 3 miles from the 5 mile DVD tonight. :)

carolr3639
04-15-2012, 09:08 AM
cleaned house for 6 hours today That is great! I'm not crazy about cleaning but I do it sporadically. ha

cathyxxx
04-16-2012, 09:12 AM
carol - i'm not crazy about cleaning either girl. actually I hate it... but I do like my house to be clean. it stays clean about 30 minutes :(

I did 3 miles this morning. I used the 5 Day Ultimate Walk Plan and did the yellow, red and green miles, with the warmup and cool down.

hope everybody has a great :running: day!
later gaters :wave:

Exhale15
04-16-2012, 04:24 PM
I worked my way through the 5-mile-fat-burning workout. I don't know what I was expecting, but this is a real workout.:o

I liked it :)

AnnieDrews
04-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Hello gang!! I took the weekend and yesterday off from exercise. I got in a LOT of walking Saturday, not sure how much, but alot! Didn't get much sleep over the weekend either and had alot going on so I slept in yesterday. Got back to it this morning.

Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles:carrot:

Sometimes when I take a day off I get a little worried at seeing how easy it would be to revert back to never exercising. I hope I am never tempted to do that. I feel so good when I do.

cathyxxx
04-17-2012, 11:29 AM
hey gang

I did 2 miles this morning. I used the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan and did the yellow & blue miles, along with the warmup and cooldown.

Annie - I know exactly what you mean girl!

hope everybody has a great :running: day!

carolr3639
04-17-2012, 04:12 PM
Sometimes when I take a day off I get a little worried at seeing how easy it would be to revert back to never exercising. I hope I am never tempted to do that. I feel so good when I do.Amen!

umimar
04-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Hi everybody! I had last week off (spring break) but I continued my walks outside, this time. Yesterday I did 3 miles, and today 4 miles from the last video.
Annie, I totally understand you. I haven't exercised for as much as you have, as a matter of fact, I have really started (since February) and since I don't really like it (I do it because I have to and I know it's good, and you feel better after you do it, but before doing it, I don't want to :P) I am afraid if I stop for a couple of days, I won't go back, therefore, I don't stop :P I envy people that say they are hooked to exercising, that's not me :(

AnnieDrews
04-18-2012, 01:44 PM
WEll, let's just all vow to keep moving!!:grouphug:

I did the 3 Mile Weight Loss Walk this morning w/ 2# weights.:carrot:

carolr3639
04-18-2012, 03:30 PM
I did the 2 mile with weights but I want to try the 3 mile tomorrow. Babysitting my grandkids for a few days.

umimar
04-19-2012, 09:04 AM
2 miles outside and 3 from the last video yesterday.

AnnieDrews
04-19-2012, 12:53 PM
Miles 1, 2 and 3 from the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk.

carolr3639
04-19-2012, 05:38 PM
Did the 3 mile with weights but 5 lb was too much.

Exhale15
04-19-2012, 08:30 PM
Do any of you home 'walkers' use anyone else's walking dvds? What really is the difference in the various dvds by Leslie. I have the 5-mile fat burning one.

umimar
04-19-2012, 09:40 PM
2 mile walk outside, 3 inside

cathyxxx
04-20-2012, 10:41 AM
hey gang :wave: i did 2 miles this morning! I used The Big Burn.

carolr3639
04-20-2012, 10:49 AM
Do any of you home 'walkers' use anyone else's walking dvds? What really is the difference in the various dvds by Leslie. I have the 5-mile fat burning one Some use weights, some use a stretchy band, etc.

AnnieDrews
04-20-2012, 11:30 AM
Do any of you home 'walkers' use anyone else's walking dvds? What really is the difference in the various dvds by Leslie. I have the 5-mile fat burning one.

Some of the workouts also include "Boosted Walking" which is really light jogging. I really enjoyed doing that until my orthopedic doc told me not to....I have bad arthritis in my knees. It really picks up the pace!!

AnnieDrews
04-20-2012, 11:31 AM
4 Mile Walk Slim w/ band this morning!!:carrot::carrot:

carolr3639
04-20-2012, 11:37 PM
Did the 2 mile walk strong with 5lb weights this morning and 2 mile walk this way this evening.

umimar
04-21-2012, 12:20 AM
break today, some mall walking though :P

carolr3639
04-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Did half of the Tues walk on the new DVD and hope to finish it soon.

umimar
04-21-2012, 09:16 PM
3 miles today

umimar
04-22-2012, 02:35 PM
5 miles today

carolr3639
04-22-2012, 02:56 PM
5 miles todayGood job!

umimar
04-22-2012, 11:46 PM
has anybody tried to walk with wrist weights? if so, how much weight do u use?

cathyxxx
04-23-2012, 09:50 AM
hey gang :wave: hope everybody had a good weekend! we are having BEAUTIFUL weather down here in Louisiana :cheer:

I did 2 miles this morning. I used the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan dvd, and did the purple and green miles, along with the warmup and cool down.

Umimar - I've never used wrist weights, but I do use hand weights.

have a great :running: day! :wave:

AnnieDrews
04-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Umimar, some of my hand weights can be slid onto the wrists and I'ved used them that way before. I've never used more than 2 pounds on each wrist. Sometimes add 1 pound per hand.

3 Miles from the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk this morning.:carrot:

carolr3639
04-23-2012, 05:32 PM
I love the 2 mile walk strong with 5 lb wrist weights. I think the 3 mile with 5lb is a bit too much. I feel so much stronger since I started that.

umimar
04-23-2012, 09:01 PM
3 miles with 3lb weights. That was challenging!

AnnieDrews
04-24-2012, 10:11 AM
Hello ladies!!:wave:

Miles 1 through 4 of the 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk!!:carrot:

umimar
04-25-2012, 01:06 AM
2 miles outside and 4 miles from new video

AnnieDrews
04-25-2012, 10:02 AM
Umimar-You are doing great lately!! What an inspiration!:carrot:

Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles w/ band this morning!! I'm trying to get in a bit extra to make up for the FRIED chicken tenders I ate last night....with french fries.:o

I'm looking for a thread/group I feel comfy with here to do daily accountability.

umimar
04-25-2012, 07:17 PM
Thanks, Annie. I am trying really hard here to establish an exercise routine. I walk after school (teacher) with my friends for a little bit over 2 miles, and then when I come home I do Jillian Michaels and Leslie's last video. I know it sounds a lot, but there's a lot to do with this body!!!!

Question: I am not sure if I have hit a plateau or not. The scale has barely moved for the last week and a half (maybe a pound) but my clothes feel looser. Has anybody experienced this? I am trying to incorporate more weight training so I wonder if it's muscle what I am getting...

Also, Annie I am game for the daily accountability. How do you want to do it?

umimar
04-25-2012, 11:58 PM
2 miles outside and 3 inside with weights

carolr3639
04-26-2012, 09:52 AM
I decided I might try some of the other dvds using the 5lb weights. Let you know how it goes.

cathyxxx
04-26-2012, 10:57 AM
hey gang :wave:

i did 2 miles this morning. I used the Heart Healthy Walk and did not get winded or break a sweat, so I jogged around the living room for 5 minutes after the dvd was done. oh well.

hope everybody has a great :running: day!

carolr3639
04-26-2012, 01:52 PM
It worked. 2 miles of the 5 really big miles using the hand weights. I'd rather use weights than do jumping jacks!!

AnnieDrews
04-26-2012, 03:19 PM
Hello all! I did 3 miles of the Walk Off Even More Weight (weight belt) this morning. Cathy, there have been a few times that I didn't sweat during one of Les's workouts. Lately I've been sweating buckets, though!!:D

Umimar-I had thought about starting a thread/group over in the general Weight Loss Support area. I took part in the 40-somethings for a long time and kind of fell out of that. When I turned 50 in Feb., I checked out the 50-somthings "Golden Girls" thread. I know this sounds so shallow and superficial, but I don't feel like a "Golden Girl"!!! That makes me think of old gray haired ladies for some reason. The gals there were very nice and I prob should just take part there, but for some reason I just didn't feel like it was for me. I'd kind of like to stick with people who are doing it similarly to me, too. Calorie counting, healthy eating, exercise. I don't want to be in a thread with people trying wacky diets, etc. I don't ask for much, do I????:p Not sure what I'll do. Any suggestions??

carolr3639
04-26-2012, 03:45 PM
I don't want to be in a thread with people trying wacky diets, etc. I don't ask for much, do I???? Not sure what I'll do. Any suggestions??Made me laugh. I post on Intuitive Eating.

carolr3639
04-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Oh, by the way, I am 63 and still can't see myself as old though I have some gray hair. Love your profile pic, Annie.

umimar
04-27-2012, 08:46 AM
5 miles yesterday

cathyxxx
04-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Annie - i know exactly how you feel. no golden girl here either and i'm 52 ;) I would join in on a thread like you are talking about starting :cheer:
btw, your weightloss and healthy eating really shows in your new picture!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

I did 2 miles this morning. I used the 5 Mile Walk from 2006 and added 5 minutes of jogging at the end of the 2 miles to make sure I got in 30 minutes.

later gaters :wave:

AnnieDrews
04-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Hey ladies! Thanks for the compliments on the pic! When/if I come up with a thread plan, I'll let you all know!

I worked my hiney off in the flower beds last night and am sore all over. REALLY tried hard to talk myself out of exercising this morning, but went ahead and did the 2 Mile Power Walk With Friends. Kept the hand weights to 1 pound as my arms/shoulders are REALLY bothering me today.

Weird readings on my scale at home the last week or so....I may need to invest in a new one. For example, I weighed fully-clothed, w/o shoes last week as I was leaving for my doc appt. When I got there, I weighed in exactly the same clothing, no shoes and weighed 5 pounds LESS than my home scale showed.:?:

Everyone have a great weekend, I may not check in until Monday!!

umimar
04-28-2012, 12:31 AM
took a break today. Annie, I agree ur pic looks really good ;)

carolr3639
04-29-2012, 05:35 PM
I would join in on a thread like you are talking about startingMe too.
weighed 5 pounds LESS than my home scale showed.What a wonderful surprise.

umimar
04-29-2012, 10:17 PM
4 miles yesterday and 4 miles today, walking around town

AnnieDrews
04-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Hello ladies!! Just wanted to peek in. Can you believe it is that last day of April??? 26 days until I am again a married woman!!:D

Unfortunately, I didn't get to sleep until after midnight last night. My own fault. So I stayed in bed instead of exercising this morning. Back at it tomorrow, though.

Have a wonderful Monday!!

carolr3639
04-30-2012, 04:09 PM
26 days until I am again a married woman!! A big wedding?

AnnieDrews
04-30-2012, 05:25 PM
A big wedding?

NOPE! We are standing up in my living room. Just us, a preacher, fiance's friend, my two sons and son's girlfriend. And our dogs, probably.:) Very informal.

carolr3639
04-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Unfortunately, I didn't get to sleep until after midnight last night. My own fault. I did that 3 nights in a row and I was beat today. Waited until 4 pm to do a 2 mile walk strong with 5 lb weights. I think I feel better when that happens if I do it right away in the morning but can never seem to push myself into it.

umimar
04-30-2012, 06:40 PM
hi ladies, no time here to exercise in the morning, I have a very early start (at work by 7.15) so I have to do it when I come home, around 4 ish, which is when you just wanna crash on the couch and vegetate...
Annie, I bet you're super excited, big or small, a wedding is a wedding!

umimar
04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
5 miles today :)