I briefly thought of jogging the track but ruled that out because of weather. I wanted something that I could do consistently whether the temps outside were in the 90s or the teens, rain or shine.
I decided on exercising to the video, Walk Away the Pounds, by Leslie Sansone.
I enjoy WATP because whenever I'm ready to walk, Leslie and her group of walkers are right there, ready to go. I don't have to worry about the weather, all I need is about 5 square feet of floor space.
If you are wondering whether or not you really get a good workout, I can attest to the fact that I am dripping with sweat and my heart rate is definitely elevated when I am done.
I started out with the one mile walk and now I am starting the four mile walk. The upper body is challenged as well as the lower body. We start off slow and as the music gradually increases, our pace increases. We always do a cool down and a stretch when we are done.
Stretchy bands and weights are used in some of the walks to give you a little weight training. May I say that doing a tricep kickback kicks my butt!
So, if you are like me and do not have the time to go to the gym, consider using the Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. You can find her products here. In-home walking works for me!
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 1.) Your favorite kind of exercise. You can read other responses at Kathy's blog, Mama's Losin' It.
I'm also linking this up at Works for Me Wednesday at Kristen's blog, We are THAT Family, because WATP really does work for me!