What a super approach, Judi!
I bought Leslie Sansone's "Walk at Home 5 Day Slim Down" DVD a couple of months ago after seeing her on a TV talk show. I learned long ago that making exercise as convenient as possible helps my willingness to do it, so I figured that this sort of program would be ideal for me.
Did Day 1 exactly once, and then, um, well, um...didn't do it again. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy it. I quite like her approach, actually. I just wasn't doing *any* exercise to speak of.
Having recently moved weight loss and fitness back onto the front burner in my mind and joined SP, I just dug out the orphaned DVD and did Day 1 (a 14-minute mile without weights) again.
When I logged on to track my activity, I got curious and did a search for "Leslie Sansone," which is how I stumbled across this article.
Your approach--alternating for variety--is clearly a smart one. Fortunately, since this DVD has 5 different mile-long workouts on it, I think it'll keep my interest until I can get some of the others. To start with, I'll try your recommendation, and alternate the Day 1 walk with the Day 5 Speed Walk.
I'm also planning to add some yoga to my activities, so I appreciate your recommendation about how to incorporate that as well.
All the best on your continuing journey!
- 7/5/2009 4:05:39 PM