Day 1: Leslie Sansone Workout Challenge

Today’s workout: Get Up & Get Started

What better workout to start out with than this one?

It’s a 1-mile walk and part of the original Walk Away the Pounds series.

Even though I’m excited about this challenge and to see where it takes me, I wasn’t really feeling this workout. I blame it on the fact that I waited until late to do it. I had eaten shortly before as well. I was tired and feeling…heavy.

When I’m doing treadmill workouts, I get bored. I listen to music, audiobooks, and watch TV shows, but still, being on the treadmill is boring. However… Even just doing this 15-minute workout challenged me more than I push myself while on the treadmill and I started to wish I was back on the treadmill.

It’s an effort to move around an extra 200lbs.

Also, when I’m on the treadmill, I tend to go at a moderate pace (moderate for me). When doing this workout, as much as I would like to go at my own pace, there’s something about being determined to keep up with all the background exercisers that motivates me to not go easy.

Not gonna lie: I was able to keep up with the lower body moves, but I spent more time hanging on to my 3lb dumbbells during the “weighed ball” section than I did doing the various upper body moves you’re supposed to do.

I dream of the day I come back to this workout and be like, “I can’t believe there was a time when I couldn’t do this with ease!”

I also think about how, as time goes on, I can make these workouts a bit more interesting (like using a step during the “walking in place” sections).

Next up: the 2-mile workout on the same DVD. After that, I must do my favorite L.S workout, Walk and Kick.

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7 Responses to Day 1: Leslie Sansone Workout Challenge

  1. El April 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Great job on your workout. I have Walk Away the Pounds and I love it. Seems like you are doing great. Can’t wait to see where it leads.

    • Wendy May 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. Alana Jo @ Not.So.Big.Jo April 27, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    You may have had some issues, but you done it, right? That is VICTORY if you ask me! Congrats on getting it done and way to go on pushing yourself. You’ll be flying right through it before you know! Keep up the good work!

  3. Katherine @ Green Thickies May 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Well done for keeping going with the workouts despite it being tough. You will notice small improvements all day and one day when you have lost all your weight you will feel light as a feather and it will come very easily. I’ve no doubt you’ll be able to do it.

    Your hair looks lovely by the way.

    • Wendy May 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Double thanks, Katherine! :)

  4. jim May 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Hair looks great. Keep walking. Dont forget to jump of the tread and hit the streets! Getting healthy doses of fresh air in your lung will do wonders for you. Here is an article I think you may find interesting. Keep on movin’ !!! you are doing great –
    http://walking.about.com/od/treadmillworkouts/a/outdoorsortread.htm

    • Wendy May 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

      Jim! OMG! Very cool that you have come to my blog. Yay!
      There’s no question walking outside is better than being on a treadmill. Like the article says, treadmills offer a lot of convenience, but at the end of the day, nothing beats walking outside. Over the past week, I’ve been loading up my iPhone with photography apps and looking at a lot of iPhone street photography to get myself inspired to go out and start taking photos. My plan is to start going out today. :)

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