Today's dvd was Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds Express (2 mile walk).
[aside: You guys, I HATE WORKING OUT SO MUCH.]
If you have to work out, and you hate it as much as I do, this dvd is perfect. It doesn't require a sense of rhythm, it doesn't require a lot of space, and it most certainly doesn't require a lot of time. Basically, you walk in place for half an hour. Sure, Leslie spices it up with side steps and knee lifts, but it's mild spice, like the least offensive jalapeno ever. At the end of the walk, I felt like I'd actually accomplished something, and I also felt as though I'd actually had a WORK OUT, which I did not feel with the Yoga Booty Ballet.
What I like:
It's short. I get bored easily, plus I just want to get it over with.
It's not mentally taxing. Even on my roughest days, I can manage to walk.
It is friendly to the rhythmically challenged.
What I don't like:
Even though this set of dvds comes with a stretchie band (I lost mine), Leslie only uses it for about five minutes during the walk. There's not a lot of upper body work; she concentrates mostly on the lower body. Sure, that's where we women have most of our problem areas, but I want something that will work the WHOLE body.
Also, Leslie talks during the WHOLE thing. I'm not saying she should be quiet for twenty minutes, but it's like she is terrified of silence. I can overlook that, probably, two days a week. But it would definitely keep me from making this an everyday workout.
I've used this set for several years. It can get boring after a few run-throughs, which is why I need to find something good to mix it up with.