Thursday, October 25, 2007

Go Figure: Leslie Sansone's Family Walk

Go Figure @ Multi-Tasking Moms

How is everyone's workout / fitness time going?

I am doing pretty good.

I had been going up to the workout gym 3 times a week and then either walking outside or working out at home the other day/days.

Here's one of the things that I have been doing at home to get a work out in:
Leslie Sansone's Family Walk DVD Megan and I did this workout this afternoon.

It is pretty simple and a great way to get a workout in and spend time together.
We walked 2 miles in 30 minutes.

The first segment on this DVD is
Family Walk Workout

It starts out with a warm-up.
You do lots of walking in place and then add
in some basic steps like stepping to the side, kicking
your legs out in front of you, lifting your knees up, kick backs.
You also add in arm workouts with and without weights.
She ends with cool down time.

Some of Leslie's quotes:
These days we are all looking for ways to spend
good quality family time and walking is one of them.

Walking works to keep families healthy.

Kids should burn calories and stay nice and active..... not just parents.

It's important to schedule fitness time into your day.

The second segment on this DVD is:

Smart Talk How to Motivate Your Kids to Live a Healthy Life

Talk to your kids and motivate them to be healthy on the inside and outside.

Don't call your children fat or overweight or lazy

Don't make them feel like something is wrong.

Instead: Focus on the positive, and how good it feels to eat right,
and how good it feels to exercise how much fun it is.

Motivate them to feel better about themselves.

Be a good role model for your children.

It is nice to do exercise as a family: weekly walk.

Exercise, talk, and bond with your family.

Exercise regularly and consistently.

The third segment on this DVD is:

Food Talk Healthy Grab and Go Snacks and Meals

Here are some ideas that they share for

breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks:

Mini Wheat Bagels with a tablespoon of peanut butter or cream cheese
Tropicana fruit juice
Whole grain bread
Tuna in water
Low fat ham sandwich drizzled with Italian dressing
Fresh fruit: grapes
Graham Crackers with peanut or cream cheese
Carrot sticks
Lowfat Chips

They stressed eating quality foods in small portions.

This is a great family workout DVD.
Consider purchasing this or other Leslie Sansone workout DVD's.


Anonymous said...

Sounds great!
Thanks for sharing!!!

chickadee said...

we've been using this dvd too and we love it. even my 3 year old does most of the walk with me.

Shaunda said...

Great DVD love them...I also like walk a way the pounds...God Bless

Anonymous said...

I love Leslie. Thanks for sharing