25 Unbelievable Success Stories You Shared On Walking Your Way to Weight Loss


When we featured fitness expert Leslie Sansone, creator of the Walk At Home Fitness Program, we were so excited about the enthusiastic responses we received from all of you! It’s not surprising that Leslie’s DVDs have motivated and helped so many of you overcome your weight loss and health challenges, but it’s always great to hear how our community is improving their health and finding solutions that really heal.

We appreciate everyone who shared comments about their Walk At Home success. Here are some of your inspiring experiences that prove Leslie’s walking workouts are truly helping people reach their wellness goals. Keep putting one foot in front of the other!

I love Leslie’s DVD’s because they are so doable for me. I have fibromyalgia, diabetes and a bad back. Being somewhat restricted on some days, depending on how I feel, I am able to modify Leslie’s workouts according to my discomfort level and still get a total all over workout. Exercise is not only good for the body, it is crucial for a healthy mind. – Marzie1214

I am walking to be fit, happy and healthy. I have been walking with Leslie three years now. I lost 25 pounds and I feel great. I am very grateful to Leslie. Loads of love to her. – Archana

I love the Leslie Sansone DVDs and how they motivate you to move more and avoid boredom in activity. Leslie keeps it real! It’s easy to follow and work towards my health goals! – Wwdiva

I used Leslie’s exercise DVDs to control my fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as to keep myself healthy in general and hopefully avoid the health issues that my parents suffer from. Walking has enabled me to stay free of prescription medication for fibromyalgia, and that makes me happy! I constantly get every new DVD of Leslie’s that I can find so that I can have a variety to choose from and keep myself healthy and strong! – Ja Be Goff

I have enjoyed Leslie’s fitness walking for several years, but recently was diagnosed with a condition that significantly increases my breast cancer risk. I have taken healthy living a step further and am now doing Leslie’s more advanced DVDs. Not only have I lost 20 pounds since December, but Leslie’s upbeat regimens have helped me to reduce stress and have a more positive attitude. Thanks, Leslie!  – BlueRagtop

I started using the Walk At Home system when I was pregnant with my second child 14 years ago and have been walking with Leslie ever since. I now do it every week day morning at 4 am before I go to work as a teacher. It helps me stay in shape and get me focused and ready to face the day. I love Leslie’s energy. She is great to wake up with in the mornings. – Theresa Harms

I love Leslie! I used to stress myself out about exercising. But with her DVDs, there’s no need for a gym or to even stress out about getting there or if you have clean clothes. I can walk in my pajamas, if I please! Love her energy and gusto — it makes getting through the videos almost effortless (minus the incredible amount of physical effort and sweat!). I feel like the continuation of physical education is just as important as starting it, considering the body gets used to things really fast! I’m a busy, busy worker bee and volunteer and have always been the biggest fan of the Walk At Home idea. I’m not the best but am committed to having a healthy future. – Winnie Bean

I have diabetes and needed to lose weight. I also have peripheral artery disease (PAD), so I needed an exercise that I could do at home in case of pain. I found Leslie’s tapes and she has really motivated me to keep moving. I was able to lose 35 pounds and bring my cholesterol and blood sugar down. I am 71 years old and I’ve been able to get up to the three miles tape. Love her! – Calabella

I’m diabetic and trying to lose weight so I can get off the medication. I also want to lose 60 pounds for me — not anyone else. I’ve always loved who I am and never had a weight problem. But in the past few years I’ve put on the weight and I’m not happy with myself anymore. I’m also about to hit my 50s, so I figure it’s now or never. Also my 16-year-old daughter has been doing your videos with me. She has about 20 pounds to go. It’s helping her lose weight and get movement back. She just had major spine surgery due to scoliosis this past July. So thank you Leslie for all your help! – Dayna

I have to walk or do some low-impact walking style cardio every single day for my health. It helps to keep my blood sugar down, helps with my circulation and helps the pain in my legs. If I miss a day, I know it. My stamina is not high, but I am trying to build it up and continue to improve my health through walking, low-impact exercises and yoga. Bless Leslie for what she does and shares! – Jenilu

I started doing Walk At Home to better control my type 2 diabetes. Plus I needed to 185 pounds to get to a healthy weight again. I have tried so many programs to lose weight, but they didn’t work. This program is working. – Vmboss

I have been walking with Leslie for almost a year and have lost 47 pounds! Who knew exercising would be this much fun? I get out of bed at 4:45 every morning to walk and it makes for such a better day. Since I started, I have also been able to stop taking my anxiety medication since walking helps maintain your stress levels and makes you so much happier! I still have a ways to go but I look forward to every step to health and happiness, thanks to Leslie and her walkers! – SaraNH

I have tried every exercise program and the one that helps with my weight loss is walking. When I found the Leslie Sansone workout tapes it just all started coming together. It was the perfect fit. – Tina74

I’ve been using Weight Watchers to lose weight and walking as much as I can. I try to do other forms of exercise with the elliptical machine, treadmill, and Bowflex. It wasn’t until recently at the Weight Watchers meetings that we were doing five-minute walking stints. I found that even with osteoarthritis in my knees, I feel great. Leslie Sansone is truly an inspiration! I plan on combining Weight Watchers and the Walk at Home DVDs to achieve my weight loss goals! Thank you, Leslie! – Pauline

Leslie has changed my life. I never enjoyed exercising until I found the Walk At Home DVDs. I have lost 50 pounds largely due to my obsession with these videos. I started with one beginner DVD and I’m now the proud owner of 25 Walk At Home DVDs that I mix and match. I Walk At Home from one to two hours daily and the time goes by so quickly, plus it is so much fun. I’m a fan! – Tmakisback

I have been walking with Leslie for at least 10 years now. I love the videos, she is so inspiring and caring, and makes me want to keep moving! I walk for weight loss, and for meditation — it’s a great way to really think about your life! – Coffeelove

When I was an infant, Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was introduced to the population. After being among the first to be inoculated, sadly it gave a slight case of polio to some children – including me (my left foot was affected). Happily, after successful treatment and wearing braces, along with special shoes, until I turned 12, I was a very active kid who loved running and P.E. in school. Now as I’m aging, my left foot is regressing and my choices of exercise are limited. But I’m finding that by doing my Leslie Sansone walking exercises (on carpeted flooring in my home so there’s no jarring or pounding), my tendons and ligaments have strengthened to give me back better balance and mobility. I am now able to get back to doing cardio that gets my heart rate up! I feel blessed to have found a virtual motivator that keeps me coming back day after day with doable, fun exercises! – HappyChick

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008 and was terrified and didn’t know what to do. I weighed 227 pounds. I bought her DVDs and lost 100 pounds and have kept it off all these years. I do the DVDs five days a week for about an hour to an hour and a half. Don’t know what I would have done without Leslie’s help. – Bayoublue92

I started a walking challenge about four weeks ago and committed to walking at least 30 minutes a day. I have not missed a day yet and have walked in all kinds of weather with the DVDs. It feels good to walk, I have more energy, and it’s helping me in my weight loss journey. My clothes are getting looser too! – Malteri

I have been walking with Leslie regularly since 2010 (on and off before that) when I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer — liposarcoma. I underwent 35 radiation treatments and surgery. Walking with Leslie kept me from feeling so fatigued, and kept my joints moving. I recovered more quickly, and was able to regain nearly 100 percent of the movement in the affected arm. With diet and Leslie, I’ve lost 40 pounds and kept it off. – Vickihw125

Years ago, as a teen I did Walk Away The Pounds when I was at my friend’s house. It was her mom’s and we initially thought it was so silly…but it ended up being so fun!

I walk because I have had depression for many years (coupled with moderate anxiety) and it really gives me a sense of accomplishment. The endorphins released from exercise are no joke and help me feel better, and sometimes all that effort that it takes to just move is worth it. Walking or exercising with a friend is a double boost for me. On a low note, I just moved to a new town where I know only a handful of people…and I no longer have my group of active friends who gave me the push that I needed and that has been a real struggle for me. I have some real roadblocks to overcome, but I’m sure with time it will get easier! – Sweetcuppincakes

I just started Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home and it’s been a week and a half and I am feeling better already. I am 34 and have three kids under the age of seven. I have high blood pressure, joint pain, and have been recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I realized if I don’t get up and do something about my weight I will not be able to walk on my own by 40. I want to be able to keep up with my kids, because they don’t understand that Mommy is hurting. I just want to thank Leslie for this program. I know she has saved my life! – Walk16

I’m in my 70s and have type 2 diabetes. In early March I was told to come back to my doctor’s office in a month and if my numbers didn’t improve then insulin would be the next step (I’m on four oral meds now). I started walking that same day and when I went back on April 4th, my numbers were down some. He was pleased and said he wanted me to walk two or three miles a day and if my numbers come down in May, he is going to start reducing my oral meds. I’m walking and am excited to see what happens next month…and the next and the next. – Sunnydays

I began my weight loss journey in January 2013 and chose a one-mile Walk Away the Pounds video. I did it every day for a month and then moved to the two-mile workout. I worked my way up to doing the five-mile workouts during the fall and winter months when it was too cold to go outside. When it’s warm, I love to go outside and walk or run five to six miles. Yes, I went from walking to running my miles! It took time, determination, and perseverance, but I am a living testimony that you can lose the weight by eating right and exercising. I lost 100 pounds and I owe it all to Leslie Sansone, because I don’t think I would have stuck with exercise if it hadn’t been for her DVDs! – Ilovemy2angels

I came across Leslie’s walking workout videos on YouTube when I was looking into exercises I could do in the privacy of my own home, I love to walk but I had a fall and was in a wheelchair for three months. Then for years after that I was using a wheelie walker when outside and couldn’t get down to the bottom of my street as the uneven path hurt my back. I found I could have the fun of walking with Leslie. Of course I couldn’t keep up the pace everyone was doing but Leslie said that was OK. My daughters paid for me to have a hip replacement so now I feel like a bird that has been let out of a cage. Instead of walking only 2,000 steps a day, I average 8,000 steps and have even reached 10,000 a couple of times. Leslie makes the videos such fun and if I cannot keep up I don’t feel like I have failed. I have a lot of weight to lose so I’ll keep going, even after I reach my goal. – Nette_54


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