Friday, May 04, 2012
Well, I feel a little silly. All over SparkPeople, I've read about people working out to Leslie Sansone's DVDs and everyone says how great they are. Leslie Sansone. . . Walking at home. . . I just assumed it was some sort of workout you do on a treadmill (especially since people talk about doing miles) so I didn't even bother looking it up.
Oooops. Not so, apparently. Heh. I looked up clips of her videos on YouTube and it looks like a great workout. I've been thinking I may be doing too much high impact exercise, and something that's less stressful but still gets me moving (and sweating!) would be great. Besides, I'd also like to build up an arsenal of go-to workouts that I enjoy so I'll have something to do -- whether it's sunny out, pouring out, whether I have more energy or less, etc. I'm trying to be more adaptable. In the past, I've been very rigid, and in the past I generally burned out and failed to follow through long-term. Also, doing the same thing over and over makes me so incredibly bored and ultimately leads me to quit exercising. I don't want to quit again. Finding more activities I like, that are convenient and within my means would be a great way to combat that.
Anyway, if anyone happens to read this who enjoys her videos, please let me know which ones are your favorites! I'm going to check a few out from the library for now. (It always embarrasses me when I pick up exercise DVDs from the library. Gotta get over that! They can be so valuable.)
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I just purchased her Pilates Walk from QVC and I cannot stop raving about it! I've been walking with Leslie for 15 years (+/-) and there are SO many of her walks that are my favorites, but this one I cannot wait to do again tonight when I get home. It seems to fly by! :-)
1978 days ago
I have about a half dozen Walk Away the Pound videos and I absolutely LOVE them. The 4 and 5 mile videos are the best! She's very motivating and often times, I'll forgo a gym workout just because I need some morning motivation. Hope this helps :-)
2213 days ago
Thank you everyone for your input! I'll be sure to check out the titles suggested. The yoga one sounds good, too. I've been wanting to get in the habit of doing that once or twice a week, and a half-hour session sounds good.
2234 days ago
Leslie torched probably my first 50 pounds! No joke. I did finally get a little burned out on her DVDs as well, but it was welcome to come back to after a long time off. She has SO many DVDs, I like the ones that just one- and two-mile options for every day, and she has 3- and 5-mile versions. I used to reserve the 5-mile for weekends when I had more time. She also has a series called Walk Strong that really has been the bulk of my ST (it's walking and ST intervals) because I am uncoordinated and need someone to follow. Then at a thrift store I once found one called Express something -- it's the same interval idea but with resistance bands instead of dumbbells.
LOL I agree with EMILY-THE-GOOD. Sometimes her bubbly chattiness is a little too much to take, but after a half dozen times you get really used to the routine, and I kinda start to tune her out anyway.
Library -- BRILLIANT! I ALWAYS forget this option. Thanks for the reminder! I have to remember to check out some yoga and Pilates workouts I have in my Netflix queue too. (Oh, speaking of which, Leslie has a You Can Do series too, it's one disc each of abs, yoga and Pilates. Super basic intros.
2236 days ago
I have always wondered about these as well.
2237 days ago
I like her workouts, but she makes me nuts.
2238 days ago
i like Leslie's dvds, but i have grown tired of them recently. However, all of her dvds are good. I personally like the faster paced ones (3 and 4 miles). The newest one I purchased is my favorite and it came with a resistance band. Check it out.
2240 days ago
So funny I found this Blog! I just finished a 1 miler with Leslie!
I have been doing Leslie's program for so long I have VCR tapes! I have back issues so walking is my go-to exercise.
My Fav's are:
1) 5 Day Slim Down ... A Mile Each Morning - - - You can do them all at once if you want, but I go to this one for when I don't have much time and just do the warm-up, a mile routine and then the cool down. The 5 days consist of... 1)Classic Walk, 2) Sculpt your Arms, 3) Slim your Legs, 4) Trim your Tummy and 5) Speed Walk.
2) Walk Away your Waistline...3 mile walk featuring the Walk Belt - - - - This is my favorite cause it's a kick butt workout. You don't have to use her Belt. You could make your own with resistance bands and a belt if you want!
3) You Can Do YOGA! - - - This is very beginner, but it is great for relaxing, stretching and Stress. Only about 30 minutes so you can do it in AM or PM.
Enjoy walking !!!
2240 days ago
I have her Walk It Off and Tone Up DVD with an exercise band. I like it as an option when I just don't have time to do the whole gym routine. I have not made it all 5 miles yet, but working on it. I would recommend this as an alternative.
2240 days ago
Lesile's Four Fast Miles, my favorite!
2240 days ago
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