January 27, 2009

Walk At Home!

I was enjoying my “Dancing with the Stars” Cardio DVD, as I was a ballroom dancer so the Paso Doble, Cha-Cha, Samba, Jive are all familiar steps to me. Plus, having the handsome Maksim as one of the instructors provided some eye candy!

Perhaps, I was getting bored with the same routine and while I was out last week, I purchased Leslie Sansone “Walk at Home”. I didn’t go out intentionally to buy this DVD, I just happened to stumble across it while out shopping. I really enjoy this DVD.

If you want to walk off weight, this is the workout for you. I found this four mile walking workout challenging. It took my walking to a whole new other level. Walking around my complex was not doing the trick for me. Yeah, I was moving my bones but here in Florida, the heat, humidity causing discomfort for me. So, the privacy of my own home with the a/c jacked to my comfort level is great.

Some people need to go to the gym and out of their house, some for socializing issues and others for serious workouts and using the machines, and some like the company that others are suffering with you. LOL

For me, I get my motivation that pops on my screen and it keeps me walking at the perfect speed to burn calories. It also includes a Firm Band while walking to fire up the intensity of your fat burning and hopefully help me slim back into shape. What a powerful combination!
SmokerI’m proud of myself that I stopped smoking two years ago and that was tough but along with that challenge came the weight gain! Perhaps, that was the reason I kept putting off stopping because I knew I would gain weight. Well, I did the right thing. I don’t like the added pounds so I plan on doing something about it.

So far, I’m not bored with the tape and it is my second week. I like that it allows you to choose a 1, 2, 3, or 4 mile invigorating walk that I do anytime of the day. Lately, my internal clock has reversed itself for some reason. I had insomnia for sooooooo many years and was so frustrating. Now, I’m up at 4:30 AM walking with my DVD…well I don’t jump out of bed and pop in the DVD………I need that cup of java first so my eyes will be open so that I’m not groggy from sleep. I used to fall asleep at 4:30 AM….now that is the time I’m waking up so it is a good thing. I am going to bed so much earlier. My only gripe is that I’m missing some of my favorite programs “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters”. I haven’t watched the Late Night Show in a couple of weeks now so I assume this walking program has something to do with the sudden change.

Whatever caused the change I’m grateful. I suppose if I choose to complain about something else, I’d prefer to wake up around 6 or 7:00 AM instead of 4:30 AM!

What is your favorite style of working out?

Don't step on it


  1. got to give up smoking,dieting,cant walk too far because of pain. shame innit?? lol.you doing great rose.take care love mort xxx

  2. I am going to have to look for that because I need exercise and love to walk but am housebound all winter. Thanks for the tip!
    'On Ya'- ma

  3. I have a treadmill but for an all over workout I love Carmen Electra's fit to strip aerobic workout. Its low impact but wow it is an AMAZING workout! Every muscle in my body gets a workout with this tape. I recommend it to everyone. And no, its not a strip tease tape, ha ha

  4. Hey Rose Great entry. Walking is our way of maintaining, just cannot lose much as we want, but If I would not eat so much that would not be a problem.
    I LOVE the little girls in the cartoon, it makes you cry! Heard a preacher describe it as a mad machine, each time mama steps on it it makes her mad!>
    Keep it up, I understand the quitting smoking and weight gain problem.

  5. Rose, I love your motivation! Good for you!

    I think we've emailed about this, but Ken and I quit smoking about 2 and a half years ago. I put on 10 pounds, then lost a few of that, but I've still got about 5 extra. Even if I never lose that, I feel so much better since I quit that I don't mind 5 extra pounds!

    My workouts now are the recumbent bike and lifting weights. I'll work my way up to the elliptical. I feel like I'm sleeping better and have more energy. I'm also not noticing the "winter blahs" as much as I have in the past--I'm anxious for spring to get here, but I'm not down and I don't feel a lack of energy. I think it's because of the workouts.

    If you ever need a motivational boost, don't hesitate to drop me a line. I'll be your cheerleader! :)

    Hugs, Beth

  6. I have to confess, I don't really work out. I walk around the neighborhood when I have time but that's about it. Good for you both for quitting smoking and getting in shape!

  7. Love the graphic with the weight scale...lol now if only i could get myself in a regular routine of working out, then i'd be happy. wouldn't matter at this point what i do as long as i'm doing it. good for you and your walking!!!~kbear

  8. I'm not physically able to do much but I COULD do more than I do (which is nothing). Good for you.
    Hugs, Joyce

  9. My favorite workout is not printable but the paramedics who resuscitate me tell me I should look for another type of workout.