Item description for The Essential Walker's Journal: Your Companion to Weight Loss, Health, and Personal Transformation by Leslie Sansone & Rowan Jacobsen...
Overview The author of "Walk Away the Pounds" offers this journal that lets readers document their walking progress, eating habits, and overall health improvement from a personally customized routine. Includes inspiring messages and self-assessment tests.
Community Description Spiral Bound Paperback.
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Studio: Center Street
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Apr 4, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446693367 ISBN13 9780446693363
Availability 0 units.
More About Leslie Sansone & Rowan Jacobsen
Leslie Sansone holds six fitness certifications, has served on the leadership council of IDEA (the country's largest fitness industry organization) and is in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS for leading the largest indoor walk of all time in 2002. Leslie lives with her husband and three children just outside of Pittsburgh in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Her Web site is www.lesliesansone.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Essential Walker's Journal: Your Companion to Weight Loss, Health, and Personal Transformation?
Can Be Useful Jan 18, 2007
Designed for people who use walking as their main form of exercise, "The Essential Walker's Journal" has several parts. The first part explains how to use the journal. The second part asks users to write down their dreams. Next is a space to write down statistics such as weight, dress size, and cholesterol so that users can compare their stats before and after they start their exercise program. Next is a brief section on exercise, fitness, and nutrition. The next section is the journal itself, which is the largest section in the book. The journal is based on a four-month exercise program and there is a page for each day of the week, except for Sunday. Each page is full of useful information to be filled out, such as what you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, how far you walked, how much water you drank, and how many hours you slept. There is also a section titled "A Beautiful Thing" where users can write something good that happened during the day and a space at the end titled "Notes" where users can write down anything they want. At the end of each month there is a progress report section. At the end of the book is a section titled "Four Month Wrap-Up" with a series of questions designed to help users realize how far they've come in their exercise program and help them plan future exercise programs. Interspersed throughout the book are several testimonials from people that have lost weight and improved their health through Leslie Sansone's walking programs.
For the most part "The Essential Walker's Journal" was pretty useful. I like being able to track what I eat and drink each day, although there's not enough space to write it all down. It would be nice if I could keep track of how many calories I consume each day. Although the journal entries are dated Monday through Saturday, I ignore that and just put the date down. Since the journal is geared towards walkers, there's a section titled "Today's Walk" where you are supposed to right down how long you walked, but if I do some other type of exercise I make note of that in the space instead. Each day there is some tidbit at the top of the page: quotations, thoughts, diet information, that was fun to read. I also enjoyed the various profiles of people who lost weight through walking.
Leslie Sansone fans (and fans of walking in general) should find this journal to be helpful although they may need to make some modifications.
Good, and with just a little tweaking could be even better Apr 7, 2006
I think keeping a log of your daily exercise & food intake can be very beneficial; putting it all down on paper and reviewing it periodically motivates me to stay the course in my goal of leading a healthier lifestyle and also lets me see what areas I need to work on improving. However, this book really needs bigger spaces to write in, especially the meals sections, which seem tiny and cramped. I'd also prefer it if it was set up to check off your daily intake of fruits, vegetables, multi-grains, etc the way it is to monitor water consumption. I do enjoy the inspiring daily "words to live by", and as a cancer survivor who finds something positive in each new day, I really like the space to write in "a beautiful thing" everyday.