Tuesday, December 29, 2009


My inlaws bought us a Wii for Christmas. Hub's cousin gave us a mall gift card for Christmas.

What do these two things have to do with each other??

EA Active!

I have heard a lot about Wii Fit and the newer EA Active, especially on the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans blog.

After a bit of research I decided on getting EA Active.

I am on Day 2 of the game's 30 Day challenge.

How do I feel?

Well, my lower body knows it's been worked out, that's for sure!! I love running on the track, and the inline skate game is fun and hard. By the end of the skating interval I am cursing at the perky personal trainer egging me on.

How is this different than an exercise DVD? Well, you can't cheat. The game has you hold controllers in your hands for the upper body exercises, and comes with a strap so you can attach a controller to your leg for running and lower body work. If you don't hold a rep long enough, or run fast enough, or lift your arms and legs high enough, the trainer tells you to do it again.

I love how the calories you burn tick off on the corner of the screen--very motivating. The game also charts your progress so you can look back on the work you have done and helps you set goals.

I did the easy workout yesterday to familiarize myself with the game. I managed to break a sweat. Today I did the moderate and think I will have to stay there for a while--I worked hard today!