Sunday, September 6, 2009

Well..let's see how I am doing

Not a lot to say today. I didn't have the best week of eating healthy or exercising. I am ready to change things up a bit. I am off track from teaching for 4 weeks. I am bound and determined to hit things hard and see some good results by the time I go back to school on October 5th.

Yesterday, as me and my kids were wandering Sams Club eating all of the samples, I noticed something interesting. There in front of me was a Wii Active being demonstrated. I have been wanting to get the Wii Fit for a long time and kept hesitating about spending the money. The thing that intrigued me about the Wii Active is that it has a "Personal Trainer" with the program. Here is a little blurb about it:

Developed by EA Canada - EA Sports (2009) - Miscellaneous Sim - Rated Everyone

EA Sports Active is a fitness simulation, very much in the vein of Nintendo's Wii Fit, that aims to get gamers off of the couch and into a calorie-burning exercise regimen. The game offers more than 20 different activities, broken down into upper-body, lower-body, and cardio exercises, and players can customize their particular routine to meet their own preferences and personal fitness goals. Those looking for more guidance can choose the "30 Day Challenge," a month-long, trainer-driven series of 20-minute workout circuits that keep track of intensity, calories burned, and overall progress. The circuits are designed to offer a different combination of activities from each of the three disciplines, so gamers may go for a run one day, and then follow it up with bicep curls, shoulder presses, or cardio boxing the next. EA Sports Active comes with a resistance band to increase the intensity of some exercises, and the included leg strap is specially designed to hold a Nunchuk in order to keep track of lower body movement. Players can also get more out of their exercises if they make use of the Wii Balance Board, and two gamers can engage in a little friendly competition with side-by-side workouts.

I have chosen to do the 30 day challenge. The fun and exciting thing is that both of my kids (11 and 7 years old) are also training with me. To them, it is just another Wii game, to me it is called "Support". I know that this is going to be a turning point for me. I enjoyed my first workout and it really did feel just like I was playing a Wii game, but I was just sweating a lot more than I usually do. The only thing I would like to invest in is the "Wii Balance Board." I hopefully will have great things to report a week from now. Good news from last week, I did not gain any weight!!..............

UPDATE: I weighed myself this morning and I did lose last week: 1.5 pounds!! Not a huge weight loss, but better than not losing anything at all. I am happy! :)


Tristi Pinkston said...

1.5 pounds rocks!! So proud of you!

I love my Wii game. You should get the balance board - it's an awesome tool.

Rebecca Talley said...

Fantastic!! I'm so happy for you!