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HAPPY FRIDAY!! IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY!! WOO HOO!!
I don’t know about you, but I have just had the most craptastic week! Really, it was fantastically crappy in so many ways. Except TODAY! Today is gonna be a good day I can already tell! I am walking with my girl Leslie Sansone AND I’m giving away a little something to put us in a good mood!
I always find getting out for a walk clears my mind and gets rid of some stress. But here in the North East it is so cold and gray in the morning. It is hard to get motivated to walk when it is this cold. Back in the Spring I shared with you my love of Leslie and her quick and easy walking work outs. I just pop in a DVD, or pull up a workout on Youtube and power walk right in my living room! No crazy choreography, no weird angles to twist myself into, just walking! The best part is I really feel like I had a WORKOUT! The kind that leaves ya sweaty and with a pep in your step. You aren’t just walking front to back and marching in place. She throws in some classic aerobic moves like side steps, kick backs, even some jogging.
Yes, I could go to the gym to walk- but I feel like a drone on the treadmill plugged into the TV. Plus, I have to hope my kids aren’t tearing up the day care room. Last month I made a couple of sad attempts at joining some new classes, which only reminded me how out of shape I really am. (It’s totally normal to need the Chiropractor after a work out right?). Following along with Leslie makes me feel just as energized as any class. I really miss taking my high intensity aerobics classes! So, guess what I just got my hands on? A couple of new Leslie Sansone HIIT DVD’s! HIIT Stands for High Intensity Interval Training. You exercise in short bursts of “all out” effort and then recover. Essentially, you walk for less time, but burn as many calories as a longer walk session. Plus, the music she picks for these DVDs is so upbeat! It makes rolling out of bed before day light almost worth it!
Sweat Session 1: Walk to the Hits with All Time Favorites. This includes some 50’s hits like The Twist and songs from The Temptations, but amped up. I felt a little out of shape trying to keep up, but I could still walk without limping after and that is gold once you turn 40!
Sweat Session 2: Walk to the Hits Radio Remixes. This includes remix versions of Let’s Get Loud and Move It, Move It (my kids love this one!). Another great work out that left me feeling sweaty, yet energized! I loved the play list much better (and it was 8 minutes shorter than session 1).
If you haven’t tried walking with Leslie Sansone yet you are missing out! It’s literally like having a walk party right in your living room! Guess what?! Now you can win ALL THREE HIIT DVD’s and have Leslie to yourself! Woo hoo!! Walk party with the kids, or invite some moms over and let the kids play while you grab some miles! Winner will be announced in my next Friday Favorites Segment on 12/16/16.
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I hate working out unless it’s fun and with positive music! This is perfect.
It has to be fun or why bother!
I love to relieve stress by stretching!
Unfortunately I’m a stress eater 🙁
Guilty here too!
I really must do more exercise, but never have the motivation to go to the gym. This sounds perfect though! Something I would love to try 🙂
Man, I’ve never heard of this lady! Gonna take a look. I feel like I’ve completely let myself go since I had my son 15 months ago
My new years resolution will definitely be to get back in shape. Thanks for the great recommendation!
Our bodies need time to heal after childbirth. We need to ease in! My walks with Leslie were easy yet effective. And I did them during baby nap times so I felt like I truly had some time to myself.
Walking or exercise is always great for de-stressing and also for feeling better about yourself. I can clear my mind and feel great.
It definitely makes me feel more balanced. 🙂
I hate to exercise but I love to walk. I prefer to get my walks naturally, like at the mall or going to the zoo. Music is definitely helpful though!
Before kids I walked every single morning. They used to cry in the stroller so I stopped taking them with me. Now there is no walk for exercise…lol it’s mostly a wrangle.
I have a friend who use do to walking tapes to get in shape. It is a great cold weather indoor activity and good for people at all fitness levels, especially beginners.
Leslie’s DVD’s were a life saver for me when my twins were just babies. I’d pop in a CD while they took a nap. It was like working out with a friend!
Physical activity works best for me for stress relief.
A good walk certainly is one of my favorite ways to clear my head. It helps get my blood pumping!
That’s a pretty good idea, the walking tapes. If the weather is bad, then you can just walk right in front of the TV and in the safety and comfort of your home.
I loved walk fit. I used the tapes all the time. I am excited to see if this works as well.
I love the idea of being able to stay fit with these. Walking is a great way to keep the heart healthy.
And it really feels like a great workout!
Cool DVD recommendations! Walking with music is fun and fitness together, at the same time. Agree that it beats all other workout routines, naturally.
I only recommend things I use in my own life and I am in love with these workouts! They are doable, easy and something I can stick with!
Wow this seems like such a cool fitness giveaway! I bet a lot of people would love to enter in this! Good luck!
My favorite way to relieve stress is doing word searches! I know it sounds weird, but it really does calm me down!
I love it! Word searches are very relaxing!
That they are! And now they’re high tech since there’s an app for them!!! yes please.
My mom loves Leslie! These seem great with better playlists than the ones my mom has! I’d try them!