Exercise! - 6 week "WATP" challenge

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08-06-2005, 08:59 PM
watp = Walk Away The Pounds , its a walking workout by Leslie Sansone :)

you can use the videos, but if you dont have them you can walk around the neighbor hood or your local mall and either track by the mile or time
**in general 1 mile =
15 min fast pace
20 min moderate
30 min leisurely
week one:

Monday; 1 mile- 30 min or 2000 steps
Tuesday: 1 mile- 30 min or 2000 steps
wednesday:1 mile-25 min or 2000 steps
Thursday: unstructered or 5000 steps all day
Friday: 1 mile - 20 min or 2000
Saturday 2 miles- 50 min or 4000 steps
Sunday: glorious sunday is off :)

08-06-2005, 09:33 PM
I might be interested. I don't have the book, but have 3 of her dvd's. Could you post the first week's workouts to help me decide? I'm already doing 2 challenges, but another one might be a good idea.

I wanted to be at 200 by Labour Day, but if my scale is right I'm only 2 pounds away, so my new goal would be to hit 190 by Canadian Thanksgiving (second Monday in October, I think).

Michele L
08-06-2005, 10:24 PM
I started on Monday, August 1. If it's OK, I'd still like to join you! My goal is to lose 10 pounds by Labor Day, which would be 5.5 weeks from when I started.

Michele :wave:

08-07-2005, 01:27 AM

I don't have the book either but I love the tapes. If you post the exercises, I would be interested too. 6 weeks....hmmmmmmmm.....maybe 7.5 pounds?

08-07-2005, 02:25 AM
Hey all, I'm up for a challenge :s:!

I don't have the book either, but since you are going to post.. then great let's do it!

I have 1 of her DVDs which I already do everyday so this is going to be fun :p.

Hmm.. I want to loose.. 7-10 in 6 weeks.. (I hope to :D)

08-07-2005, 05:05 PM
I would like to join you too! I have the tapes but not the book so thanks for posting the schedule. I'll check in daily. Glad to be here!

08-07-2005, 06:58 PM
I dont' have either but would love to join in and try it.

08-07-2005, 08:56 PM
Hello, I just joined the forum and I'm very much interested in joining the challenge; any challenge as long as the outcome is weightloss and energy. I just have one quick question, I know that may sound dumb but what does 'WATP' mean??

08-07-2005, 11:12 PM
OH I would love to do this!!! I am up for the challenge!! SO are we on week 1 starting tomorrow??


Louella (aka nhwahm)

08-07-2005, 11:51 PM
I would love to join as well. I started using the tapes a couple of days ago. I am also doing WW core plan. My WI day is tomorrow, but I think that I have lost 4-5 lbs. I would love the motivation of the group to keep me going. Can we do more than the 1 mile, like the whole tape 3. I haven't been able to do the whole tape, but I try to do at least 25 min--a little less than 2 miles.


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Michele L
08-08-2005, 12:43 PM
I just finished the 2 mile WATP with 3 pound weights. I've been walking for awhile, so I'm doing more than suggested.

Happy walking, everyone!

Michele :wave:

08-08-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm not sure how many miles we did, but we walked at a heart raising rate for 35 minutes tonight! 1/2 of it I was pushing the stroller too!

Can't wait to start to see the results!

Hope everyone else got day 1 done!


Michele L
08-09-2005, 12:08 PM
I just did the Power Mile with 3 pound weights! Have lots of errands today, so that may be all. But, if I have time when we get back, I'll pop in another 1 mile tape or get on the treadmill for at least a mile.

Happy walking!

Michele :wave:

Michele L
08-10-2005, 04:55 PM
Nice job, babyblue!

I just did the 2 mile Walk Strong Express with the stretchie! I haven't done that one in awhile and my muscles are complaining a bit. 7 miles done this week!

Michele :wave:

Michele L
08-11-2005, 01:46 PM
I ended up with 3.44 miles yesterday. In addition to Walk Strong, I did 1.44 miles on the treadmill in 30 minutes.

Today, I did the 1 mile WATP book DVD, the WATP original with 3 pound weights, and .58 mile on the treadmill.

Not sure if I'll get any more done today. We have school registration and hubby is on a business trip. Either way, I'm ahead for the week!

Keep walking!

Michele :wave:

Michele L
08-12-2005, 12:21 PM
Where is everybody?????

I did the 1 mile Super Challenge today! That may be it for the day. I think I'll go up to school (I'm a teacher), and start work on my room before next week's meetings get in the way! Besides, I have 2 kids to help me put tape on posters!

Have a great walking Friday!

Michele :wave:

08-13-2005, 02:53 AM
I am new to this site. i was reading your thread and got really interested... i have written down the first weeks duties.. but i need more give me please..

O what does this mean when you say 1 mile 15 for abs and what is a ab belt?

Michele L
08-13-2005, 12:44 PM
I did 3 miles this morning! First, I did the original Walk Strong with 3 pound weights--BOY are my legs feeling all those lunges :eek: ! It's the first time I've done that one, but it felt good. Then I did the 1 mile Express with the stretchie. I've got 15 miles this week. Hopefully, the scale will start to show my accomplishments soon.

Have a great Saturday!

Michele :wave:

08-13-2005, 08:37 PM
i dont have the movies or the book.. so whats walk strong? i am starting this this coming monday.. i start everything on a monday cause thats what day i weigh myself..

My hubby is goin walk with me every night.. since it gets to be about 100 degress here every afternoon walking at night is cooler...

08-13-2005, 11:35 PM
hi sugarbutt: walk strong is the name of a WATP video..

but whats great about WATP,is you dont need the book or the video's

just walking around your neighboor counts

the general rule of thumb is

leisurely walk : 1 mile in 30 min
moderate walk: 1 mile in 20 min
brisk walk 1 mile in 15 min

and the basic moves from the book, should you decide to do some inside are

1. walk in place
2. side steps
3. kicks
4. knee lifts

then cool down .. i can send you info on these moves, if you like, but remember you can just walk with your husband and it still counts, refer back to the miles and time above for a general idea of how much you are doing. .

great to have you join us
your new friend,

08-14-2005, 02:17 AM
Monday: 2 miles-45 min
Tuesday: 1 mile- 18 min
Wednesday: unstructured
Thursday: 2 miles- 36 min
Friday: 1 mile-18 min
Saturday: 3 miles - 60 min
Sunday: off

*note* unstrutered does not mean no excersise, this allows you to take a break from the norm, but still park a lil farther from your destination, take the stairs instead of elevator/escalator, take some time to do some gardering... etc

08-14-2005, 02:58 PM
well i was goin start walking yesterday but it rained all day... i tried that walking in place i felt so stupid.. so i then did lunges in place and high knee lifts i felt the burn.... you can send me anything you want about fitness i am alway ready to do something new....

Michele L
08-15-2005, 10:50 AM
I did the 2 mile WATP Abs workout this morning. I'm expecting a new tape in the mail this afternoon (Muscle Mile), so I'll probably do it when it arrives.

Hope everyone is reaching their goals!

Michele :wave:

08-17-2005, 11:00 AM
I didn't know about this thread! I started my own WATP challenge at the beginning of August...and from the 1st to now, I've done:

30 miles!!!

My goal is to lose 5 lbs by Sept 6, 2005.

Michele L
08-17-2005, 11:21 AM
Monday 8-15: 2 mile WATP Abs and Muscle Mile
Tuesday 8-16: Muscle Mile
Wednesday 8-17: 2 mile WATP Express and Power Mile
Thursday 8-18: 3 mile WATP-Abs
Friday 8-19: 2 mile WATP, 1 mile WATP Express and Walk Away the Stress
Saturday 8-20: Power Walk 3 miles
Sunday 8-21: OFF

Michele :wave:

08-17-2005, 05:46 PM
i went to the gym and i got on a tredmill i did a 5 mile course with hills and things jeeze my legs hurt so bad... i didnt go today becuase they hurt so bad and i slept in tomorrow i am goin to do that same 5 mile thing again.. it didnt seem to take that long well i klinda read a book but it wasnt that long at all... maybe ill time myself and make a goal to do it faster each time... 5 miles aday is that to much?

Michele L
08-18-2005, 09:27 AM
5 miles a day is awesome! Just be careful, if you're new to this sort of thing! You also may want to include some strength training on opposite days so your muscles get worked in different ways.

Great job! Keep walking!

Michele :wave:

08-21-2005, 12:10 PM
week 3 :

Monday : 2 miles - 35 mins

Tuesday: 1 mile - 28 min (hand weights)

Wednesday: 2 miles - 35 mins

Thursday: unstructured

Friday: 3 miles - 50 mins

Saturday: 2 miles - 35 min

Sunday: off

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Monday :3 miles - 50 mins

Tuesday: 2 miles- 34 mins *** ab belt ***

Wednesday: unstructured

Thursday: 2 miles 34 mins ***B BELT ***

Friday: 2 miles 30 min

Saturday: 3 miles - 45 min *** ab belt ***

Sunday: off

08-21-2005, 12:16 PM
week 5 :

Monday : 2 miles - 34 mins stretch band

Tuesday: 2 mile - 28 min

Wednesday: 3 miles - 45 mins stretch band

Thursday: unstructured

Friday: 3 miles - 39 brisk min then 20 mod.. strecth bands

Saturday: 3miles - 45 min

Sunday: off

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Monday :3 miles - 45 mins--- hand weights

Tuesday: 3 miles- 45 mins *** ab belt ***

Wednesday: unstructured

Thursday: 3 miles.. 30 brisk min then 20 mod ones ( strectch band)

Friday: 2 miles 30 min hand weights

Saturday: 3 miles - 45 min *** ab belt ***

Sunday: off

Michele L
08-21-2005, 09:20 PM
Monday 8-22: 2 mile WATP Express and Muscle Mile
Tuesday 8-23: Unstructured (more than 13,000 pedometer steps!)
Wednesday 8-24: Power Mile
Thursday 8-25: 2 mile WATP-Abs and 1 mile WATP book DVD
Friday 8-26: Unstructured (more than 15,000 pedometer steps!)
Saturday 8-27: 3 mile WATP-Abs
Sunday 8-28: 2 mile WATP Express and 1.07 treadmill miles

08-25-2005, 11:17 AM
i give up.. what happened, to everyone who wanted to join in this challenge, thats why i started it , for everyone to give motivation to the other, but there was only one who continued to post... can some one please explain why yall did not post ? i wish i knew, so next time, if i think about posting one, i will know more info to know better..