Exercise! - Walk Away The Pounds - Any Good Results??

02-22-2004, 11:29 PM
I really want to buy the Walk Away The Pounds Tape.

Has anyone here had positive results from these tapes? I'm not always able to get out of the house, and walk, so I thought these tapes would be a great alternative.

Does anyone recommend these, and if so, what kinds of results have you seen??

Thanks in advance!

~ Kari ~


02-23-2004, 12:00 PM
Hi Kari!

I have the WATP for abs (with ab belt) and a few other tapes. I like them- when I started them in January, I could hardly get to the half mile point without wheezing, sweating, and feeling like I was going to pass out. In 2 months, I've progressed to the 2 mile tape. My measurements from 1/1 to 2/1- doing just those tapes & watching my portions & water, I lost over 4.5 inches off my hips, and 3 inches off each thigh. My legs are getting more toned, I can walk longer without getting winded, and they are pretty low impact.

The only drawback- Leslie Sansone can be kinda cheesy, but after 4-5 times through the tape, you'll know the dialogue by heart ;) I like them, and I'd reccommend them.

Good luck, and much success!

02-23-2004, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the reply :)

I did manage to find some reviews on the WATP tapes, and they are all good, so I may go ahead and buy them :)

Thanks a bunch!

~ Kari ~

The Aunt
02-24-2004, 12:50 PM

I bought the tapes in 2002 and since then I've lost 80 pounds. Along with doing the tapes faithfully everyday but Sunday I cut my food intake in half and started drinking nothing but water. I love these tapes. They can be as easy or as difficult as you choose to make them. If you want a more intense walk add some weights to your legs and make your moves more pronounced.
I've recommended these tapes to several people who have enjoyed them also.
Happy walking and good luck!

The Aunt :wave:

02-24-2004, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the reply The Aunt.

Congrats on your PHENOMINAL weight loss! Way to go! :)

I'm really set on buying these tapes now. I talked with my sister about them today, and she kept telling me that they don't work, it's a waste of money, ect, ect...

To me, it's worth spending the money to atleast try. This may be something I will really enjoy! :)

Thanks again for the reply,
~ Kari ~

Suzanne 3FC
02-25-2004, 12:05 PM
I just bought them yesterday, but was gone all day so I didn't get to try them out. Will do in a few minutes. I love my treadmill, but it has gone kaput :( and it's too cold to walk outside. I'm apprehensive about the tapes because I don't think it will be like the 'real thing' to me. Also, I loved the treadmill because I could put on my headphones, listen to good music, and daydream the hour away. With the WATP tapes, I won't have that pleasure. I'm obviously cynical about it :lol: But I'm willing to give it a shot, because so many people love them. I'll let you know what I think in a few days, and look forward to more views.

02-25-2004, 01:43 PM
Last year I bought a treadmill and then after using it, I developed heel spurs. The spurs are FINALLY gone, but I am scared to get back on my treadmill for fear of getting them back. Do you think the tapes would be better for that kind of thing??

02-26-2004, 02:58 PM
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02-27-2004, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the reply The Aunt.

Congrats on your PHENOMINAL weight loss! Way to go! :)

I'm really set on buying these tapes now. I talked with my sister about them today, and she kept telling me that they don't work, it's a waste of money, ect, ect...

To me, it's worth spending the money to atleast try. This may be something I will really enjoy! :)

Thanks again for the reply,
~ Kari ~
hi these tapes are good I do my 1 mile every morning 20 min. just incase I dont have time to go for a walk and this winter it kept me going so if I were you get them Jean

02-28-2004, 09:12 AM
I bought the one mile tape in 2002 - that's what got me started walking. The feedback I got from others then was that the one mile was too 'easy' - I didn't find it easy - I found it challenging, but it was where I started. After a few months, I got the nerve up to try the two mile tape. It was 30 minutes and it put me through the paces. I have the three mile tape (45 minutes), but I usually go to the two mile tape now to get in an extra 30 minutes if I can't make it to the gym or outside is too wet.

Just remember that Leslie is Perky!!

02-28-2004, 09:47 AM
I just got the WATP and am super excited about trying it. with the cold, my southern behind never wants to go outside.the dvd i got has the 1 mile and the 2 mile. so i will see how they go. anything is better than nothing is how i think. :)

02-28-2004, 02:41 PM
I got the WATP tapes a while ago and like them. I find that I can intensify them by using weights throughout the video. She annoys me, so music to drown her out is good (good upbeat stuff) and if you have Picture in Picture on your tv then you can watch your favorite show at the same time. Just some ideas. I have the 2 and 3 mile (the ones with water weights, but I jsut use my own weights) has anyone tried the 4 mile?

02-28-2004, 02:44 PM
JacobsMommy, I meant to tell you that if you have good shoes with good support and if you do your stretches, you should be fine. I think the best place to get the right shoes would be to go to a running store. If there is one in your area that is owned and operated by runners, they will check your gait and listen to your concern about the heel spurs recurring for a proper fit. It seems to me that you will have less impact with the WATP than a treadmill, assuming you are watching the tape in a carpeted room.

02-29-2004, 11:29 PM
I am an exercise hater but I love WATP. I have lost inches from doing them. I have 1,2, & 3 mile with the stretchy bands. I only use the 3 mile - if I'm having a tough day I quit at 2 miles and finish with stretching. I don't even do them every day - probably 4x a week. Kmart had some of these for $7.99 on VHS. Of all the ways I find to waste money, it was a great risk taken!

03-02-2004, 07:00 PM
Hi Everyone!

I am a big time Leslie fan and own almost all of her videos. You can lose weight and tone up if you use these on a regular bases. I also have her 10 minute toning video and it's awesome:D! If you have any questions on any of her workouts just ask me I have them all! I also belong to her walk diet club and she has walk diets about once a month. I have the older ones on a PDF file if anyone is interested just let me know. Take care and keep walking:D!

Jennifer 3FC
03-06-2004, 10:14 PM
Sandi, I have the 4 mile Express tape and it is much lower impact than when I was on the treadmill. I usually walked 3.5 miles an hour, if you need something to compare by. In the 4 mile tape, she does a lot of leg lifts that are low impact and not as many steps as in walking, but more effective on the muscles. So less moves, more effect.
I had done a 1 mile tape in the past and it seemed similar to the one I have now, just shorter.

Rose, what would be Leslie's most intense tape? Is there a video more intense than the 4 Mile Super Challenge?

Jennifer 3FC
03-21-2004, 01:18 AM
Diana, I have a question about the Picture in Picture - Do you do this? I tried it today and couldn't get it to work. I am wondering if it is possible to do with a VCR. My VCR runs in on channel 4 and the cable goes in on channel 3, so I may not be able to pick up both signals. Does your PIP work with a VCR?

03-22-2004, 03:55 PM
Sorry for the late reply. The only other 4 mile that is more of a challenge is her old video from 1980 called 4 weight loss walk. I think that's the name of it. Here is a link to it.
She does allot of different moves and it's faster paced but the outfits are out of style. But it's worth a try!:)

03-22-2004, 04:37 PM
Hello!! I see that you have almost all of the Leslie Sansone videos. Even though she seriously gets on my nerves, I'm thinking of getting a couple more of her videos because I see some serious changes on the scales when I use them regularly. Here are the ones I'm thinking of getting and I'd love some feedback on them.

I'm looking at the 10-Minute Tone Up that you mentioned, as well as WATP for Abs (I already have the 1, 2, and 3 mile regular videos, is there much difference between them? Could I get away with just getting one of the WATP for Abs videos?), and Shortcuts (the toning videos for upper, lower, and abs).

I'd love to hear your opinions of any of these. Also, are there are lot of lunges in any of these videos? I hate lunges, LOL.

Thanks so much!

Jennifer 3FC
03-23-2004, 12:53 AM
Jess, I have the 4 Mile Express Tape, and there are NO lunges. I imagine the 1-3 mile tapes are basically the same moves. The music is pretty good for video music, also.

Rose, thanks for that info on the other 4 mile tape! I think I will stick with the one I have. If I have to watch it for an hour, I'm sure to get tired of the older one. It would be fun to see some of them from the old days, though! Are you big on exercise videos in general, or just Leslie Sansone?

03-25-2004, 12:36 PM
Jennifer, I haven't done the PIP yet, my DH tells me that I need an extra cable somewhere. It's in the tv manual. I jsut need to get it.

03-26-2004, 03:32 PM
And I don't have any tapes at all or a treadmill. but Walking I do.
I work for the DOD and we can't park inside the CIA so I park a long distance from my shop. also, at lunch time I go out and walk all the way to my husbands office and bring salad and we have lunch together, then I walk all the way back. it rains a lot here this time of year but I love the rain. I think its important to walk far enough to get your heart rate up, and I am a fast walker. When I go shopping or what ever, I always park far far away, and that gives me extra walking. I just think its good to walk as much and as often as possible. I don't need good weather or a partner, I just go.

03-30-2004, 02:57 PM
well I have been getting more and more attached to the WATP ( i have the for abs one) thinking about picking up some more. she is cheesy but for someone who can be so lazy these work perfect for me.

03-30-2004, 03:00 PM
Are the WATP designed to do at home?

03-30-2004, 03:08 PM
Catgirl, yes they are tapes ( i have mine on dvd, usually 15 min 1 mile , 30 min 2mile) I love them especialy early am when nobody is up yet.

03-30-2004, 03:26 PM
Do you have to order WATP online, or can you get at Wal-mart or Target? My mom ordered it online and never got it. They took her money, but she never got the product.

03-30-2004, 03:33 PM
I got mine at Blockbuster. I have the 1, 2, 3 mile and I love them all.

03-30-2004, 03:54 PM
These sound great, but do you have to use a treadmill?

Jennifer 3FC
03-30-2004, 10:08 PM
No, you don't need a treadmill. They are designed for regular walking in place, but you'd be surprised at how much energy you can use for that. Just put on your shoes and stand in front of the TV. She does leg lifts and side steps and arm lifts. It is super easy, meaning you don't need balance or dance skills. I bought my 4 Mile Express tape at Target and it was $9.99. They sell them just about everywhere.

03-31-2004, 09:09 AM
, meaning you don't need balance or dance skills. .
the most important qualification of all :p . for the uncoordinated i definately ain't no dancing queen. :lol:

03-31-2004, 01:27 PM
I can walk through an empty room and still trip! Coordination skipped my mother and I! :D I am glad to hear that I don't have to be able to move like a Laker Girl to do this! I am going to buy one this weekend! Thanks for all of your help. :)

04-02-2004, 10:26 AM
OK, I got the WATP dvd that has the one and two mile workout on one dvd last night, and I LOVE it! I am starting with the one mile walk for now. I did it last night while dinner was cooking, and I got up early this am and did it again. You were all right! Thanks for being so patient and answering all of my questions. :D :flow1:

04-02-2004, 06:55 PM
You are going to love WATP. I love this whole set. The WATP for the Abs is a good one too and her Express one is good too. Let me know how you're doing. It seems like you're off to a great start:D!

04-03-2004, 10:22 AM
Cat : told you :p lol i just love mine, it is the for the abs, but has 1 and 2 mile on it, is that the one you got? i can't wait to get more. I too started with the 1 mile, but now i need/ want my 2 mile every day. who woulda thought this girl would like to work out?

04-03-2004, 11:51 AM
I just got home from Wal-Mart, where I picked up the 1,2,3mile express set.... I'm so thrilled I found this thread and recommendations! This sounds RIGHT up my alley, I had no idea it existed.

Thanks guys!

(edit: I did it! A whole mile! I'm a little winded, that stretchie does seriously fabulous things to my upper body - it feels so wonderful! Hooray!)

04-03-2004, 03:12 PM
Blugirrl, I got the one with the one mile and two mile on the same dvd. I think it is the Get up and get started, and the high calorie burn. I smoke like a chimney, so I think the two mile may make me cough up something I may need later on! The quitting smoking will come next!

Jennifer 3FC
04-03-2004, 04:29 PM
Catgirl, I am amazed at how much better I am at cardio now that I don't smoke. I quit a few years ago after a LONG love affair with the Marlboro Man and I feel loads better when I walk...if that helps! Have you tried the video yet? You wrote earlier about coordination - I am terribly uncoordinated, and I do fine on the 4 Mile. She is very basic, thankfully!

04-03-2004, 08:12 PM
I did the dvd on Thursday night and Friday morning! I love it! I will eventually work up to the two mile walk. I am not going to try to do too much. I got burned out at the gym that way!

Jennifer 3FC
04-03-2004, 08:36 PM
I really like the women in the videos with her. I went to her site and looked at the bios of some of them that also lead walks at her fitness center. Mary Kay was something like 42 years old. I thought she was late 20's, early 30's! I was amazed at the ages of a couple of them. Silly how I know all their names - I guess watching it so much makes me feel comfortable with them. I like it that they looked generally happy to be there exercising with each other. I feel so relaxed by the end of the video. Does she talk about stress relief in the others? In the 4 mile, she talks about walking and exercising to release stress, and not being crabby to others. I'm always so relaxed at the end that I yawn through the whole cool down. :yawn:

04-04-2004, 11:28 PM
Hello everyone - it's been a while since I posted, but I FINALLY got my WATP tapes!!! :cb: :cb: I am so excited! I ordered them off of Amazon.com and I got the 3 pack VHS set with the two weighted balls that you fill with water.

I have not used the tapes yet, I am going to start tomorrow morning. I did watche the one and two mile tape though, so I could see how they do the moves, ect... I have had SO many work out videos before, and I would get so frustrated, because I could never keep up, or get the motions right, and I would just give up.

I have to say, I was QUITE impressed with these WATP tapes. Leslie Sansone really gives you a heads up before she does a different move, which is great for me because I don't get frustrated and give up. Granted, she can be just a wee bit cheesey at times, but I didn't think it was "too" bad. I guess one thing I didn't like was when she would talk with some of the ladies who were walking behind her. Some of the dialogue sounded really rehearsed. Other than that though, I think these tapes are going to be awesome!

its_my_life started a new thread for the WATP tapes. It is a monthly challenge to walk so many miles. I think it is a great thread! Hopefully those of you who have posted here can join in on the challenge too! :)

Hope to see you all over there!

Thanks again for all of your opinions on these tapes, they really helped make my decision A LOT easier! :)

~ Kari ~

04-12-2004, 04:33 PM
Can someone suggest what I should start out with? I'm looking on Amazon.com and there are several different WATP videos and I really don't know what the differences are. Also...do you need the weights and stretchie bands to go with the videos? Thanks.


Jennifer 3FC
04-12-2004, 04:57 PM
I like the Express Video line. I think stretchies are optional for some of them. I have only used the 4 mile tape of that line, and there is no extra equipment for it. How fit are you? The 1 mile tape is the easiest, and it moves up in intensity. Most of her lines have 1,2 and 3 mile videos, but the Express line has the 4 mile.

I also had the Walking Away The Abs tapes. I gave them away because I didn't like the ab belt. It kept sliding around. However, the belt wasn't required so I should have just done them alone! I did like the music better in the Express line than I did the Abs tapes.

04-12-2004, 05:01 PM
One more question: I'm presently going to Curves 3 times a week and walk 30 min. on my treadmill (about 1 mile) on the days that I don't go to Curves. Would these tapes give me a better workout than I would get on my treadmill? I'm interested in buying the set from Amazon.com, but only want to do so if I would see more results than just walking on the treadmill would give me. Also, how long does the 1,2, and 3 mile walks take? I do a little over a mile on the treadmill and it takes me 30 min. Thanks again!


Jennifer 3FC
04-13-2004, 12:51 AM
I can't remember what the intensity was like on the 1,2, and 3 mile Ab tapes that I did. I do the 4 mile Express tape regularly (green box) and it is probably a little more intense than what you are doing. I walk an 18 minute mile on the treadmill, and while the tape seemed less intense to me, I worked more muscle groups on it, so overall, I felt like I had a better workout. She has me doing leg lifts and arm raises and it is really fun to move around. She says in the tape that the body has to have more movement and to be unpredictable or it won't burn as much fat. If we do the same movement all the time (i.e. the treadmill) our body will get efficient and not burn as many calories in the workout. I alternate the 4 mile tape with the treadmill and the 4 mile tape. I assume the other tapes bring the same intensity, but for a shorter amount of time. If the Express line is what you are looking at, you will get comparable or more intensity, in my opinion. Also, I feel refreshed after her tape, moreso than I do with any other workout. She talks a lot about stress relief in the 4 mile tape, and I have a high stress life and that is just what I need to hear. The Express tapes are sold in singles at Target for 9.99 each.

04-13-2004, 11:34 AM
Thankyou so much for both of your replies, Jennifer. I appreciate your advice. Now one more question (sorry I'm making this more difficult than it probably needs to be), but what is the difference between her Express line of tapes and the regular line? I'm assuming it's the intensity, is that correct? I'm an asthmatic and have a muscle disease, so I'm thinking perhaps the regular line would be more beneficial to me. I totally agree with what you said about having to change your exercise routine a bit in order shake up your metabolism and I was actually wondering the same thing as I was typing that last question. I heard it on Dr. Phil. LOL!! We're really tight on cash and her 3 tapes (I believe it's the 1, 2 & 3 mile tapes) and the weights are $33 Canadian funds. Are the weights necessary? I think I'll wait on the Abs tape until I know if I like the others. Thanks again for putting up with me!


04-13-2004, 02:03 PM
Great news! I found a friend on eDiets that has the WATP 1, 2,and 3 series with the leg bands and is going to send them to me for only $5. I'm thrilled. I can't wait to get them. Thanks for answering my questions.


Jennifer 3FC
04-13-2004, 04:20 PM
Oooooh wow, $5, that's great! I actually don't know the difference in the types of tapes. The abs tapes had an ab belt with them, but it was optional. That's about all I remember of that series. :lol: Have fun with the tapes!