Monday, July 13, 2009

I have never had luck with pedometers. I could never measure my stride and I would count my steps and it wouldn't be the count measured. I really wanted to join the groups for 10000 steps/day, so I decided to break down and buy Leslie Sansone's DVD/pedometer on Friday. To my surprise, the pedometer needs to be on your waist, parallel to the ground and right over your knee in the front. I had always put it on my hip or in my pocket. No wonder I had no success. I still have not measured stride, but I am only striving for 10000 steps. Also, I didn't like the first DVD that I bought of Leslie's, mostly due to expectation. I thought it was a walking DVD that would only require walking, but she has many exercises reminiscent of aerobics of the 70s. I decided to give the new DVD a try since it came with the pedometer and I was lacking in the 10000 steps. I was pleasantly surprised by this DVD. She is alone, so it is a different feel for me. I don't really like looking at so many "perfect" bodies doing each exercise perfectly. It gives me a complex. Bad thing for my motivation! This DVD is for 3 miles. I thought it was easy enough for me, but challenging enough to get my heart rate up. I went over 10000 steps on Saturday! Woohoo! Then, on Sunday, I did the DVD again and again, I went over 10000 steps on Sunday! I have the pedometer on right now and I am motivated to do some walking during the day today since I sit on my fitness ball all day at work, attached to the computer. I need to take a lunch break for myself, SO not me!
Happy Monday!
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    I have a new pedometer that works on an accelerometer like the nintendo Wii remotes, rather than whatever the older style ones work on, and this one you CAN just put in your pocket, or even hang around your neck, etc. Awesome. It's an Omron, one of their newer ones.

    Good luck with yours, as long as it's working that's what matters, right? I have a couple of leslie Sansone dvd's but haven't used them in a while, been doing other things for exercise instead, but i might take one of them with me on vacation next week.
    4009 days ago
    I like most all of her DVDs. Go to your library and check some out, a great way to "try before you buy." I love my pedometer, it pushes me to walk more and more each day.

    Happy Walking
    4009 days ago
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    I love her DVD's. I have her express 1, 2, 3 and 4 miles ones.
    Sometimes I just do the one mile one. Sometimes I do the one mile one several tiems a day. Sometimes I just go for it and do the 4 miles one. Rarely do I use the 2 and 3 but 1 and 2 come on one disc and 3 and 4 come on the other disc. lol
    There are people in them but not all are model skinny and they all started out over weight. Most days I don't even look at the TV. I look at my fish tank or out the window.
    Good Luck
    4009 days ago
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