Yes. She is the first dvd I used when I started exercising. I started going to Curves and did her dvds on the side for extra. I had a set of her walks, 1, 2 and 3. At first I only did the one milk because I wasn't used to working out. But I built up the the mile 3 and later found her mile 4 and 5. I still use her dvds actually. Right now I am working out in my hallway with my laptop and space is cramped. I can't do dvds with alot of moves that use too much space. I would be banging into the walls-not that I haven't bumped into the walls already. But the walking dvds don't take much space and are good for the hallway. I just listen to music while I walk to keep myself interested I also sometimes jog. If I song is really upbeat I will jog during it. Then maybe the next song will be slower and I will just walk until another fast song. So you can always change the intensity of it as you become fitter.
Goals: SW: 280 GW: 150
Current Weight: 195
1st goal: 250 by 10/23/2008 -Goal met September 9 2008! 2nd goal: 225 by 1/18/2009 Goal met January 14 2009! 3rd goal: 200 by 4/16/2009 ---Goal met May 10, 2009! 4th goal: 180 by 6/25/2009----Goal Met! 5th goal: 150 by 10/8/2009
I am not a big fan for many of the reasons already stated. I want a workout video for beginners that will give me cardio, some ab work and a good stretch at the end. WATP fills the cardio, but I don't feel ike it does much else.
I wish I could find a dvd of The Beginners Workout. It was cheesy, but it did all of those things. The best part was that I felt like I got a workout at the end and was proud I finished the whole thing.
Pounds lost: 13.4
Fitness Minutes: (60,868)
7,575 2/28/14 2:13 P
I love the walk away the pound videos! I have lost almost 70 pounds following her workouts. Try them on Youtube. There are a ton of them listed and you don't have to buy them if you don't want to. I have a few of my favorites but there are days when I need to do something different.
Pounds lost: 66.9
Fitness Minutes: (1,165)
2/26/14 6:56 P
I have her 4 mile one, and while I like the walking, I am driven crazy by her voice. I mute her and make the video small and in the corner of my screen, and then I open up a movie and watch that while I walk, checking in with Leslie to make sure that I am keeping up the pace.
I only do the video every couple of weeks, if it is raining, or too late to walk outside.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
Pounds lost: 39.0
Fitness Minutes: (25,960)
2/26/14 5:09 P
We've been snowed in for the past few days and so I have been using Leslie Sansone 3 mile walk video and it does the trick, gets my heart rate up and I work up a sweat. For me her videos get a little tedious and I also feel I need to do work with some weights to gain full benefit of a decent workout. I notice that Leslie and others (Jillian Michaels) talk waaaay too much for my liking so I often just watch them and put on my own music. I am spoiled because I attend a great 75 minute cardio/strength at my local gym and the instructor really varies the workout and uses fabulous music. All that aside, I think Leslie Sansone is great for anyone just starting out and since she has workouts for 1,2,3 and 5 miles you can easily work your up and gauge your progress.
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