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EA Sports Active – Day 1 of 30…

I learned how to use the Wii today! I made my Mii, and then I discovered that the EA Sports Active game uses a different avatar and uses different gears on sports game just like that many athlets are using. Oh well – it helped me figure out how to use the Wii remote! I learned a lot at about various sports that can help with health.

My review of EA Sports Active:
– It is nice that they have a trainer video clip to show you how to do the moves if you don’t know how to do them.
– When selecting the stand up paddle boards Challenge, you can choose what intensity you want to go with; this way, you can keep doing 30 Day Challenges if you want at different levels. I started off at the low intensity for my first round.
– The leg pouch slides off your leg if you have yoga or running pants on. Sort of annoying – I ended up kicking it off before doing the boxing round at my Boxing Gym.
– I thought there was no way that it could tell if my form was correct – but it can! It knows if you’re not lunging far enough and things like that.
– You can cheat the system. I pulled my hamstring months ago, and it is still sore so I can’t run fast. I tried to run, but it kept telling me I was too slow. I switched to walking (even slower) and it said I was perfect. Uhm, ok? But overall, it was great – that was the only time I noticed the flaw.
– You don’t have to have a balance board – I didn’t know this when we bought it. If you do have one, and choose to use it, you can for some of the activities like boxing and inline skating.
– I love that the 30 Day Challenge changes things up for you – this is awesome for me since I’m just starting out! It will alternate for you what you are doing each day of your program so you’re not working out the same parts daily. It even sets my “off” days for me. If you’re more advanced, you can set up your own program – making this great no matter what level you’re at!
– Rating: 9 out of 10

All in all, it was a great workout! I can do this! 22 minutes today, and I burned 165 calories.

After my workout this morning, I went to pick up new cross-training shoes — I’ve needed them for the treadmill and for walking workouts as well. I think this will help with cushioning my hamstring and my bad knee as well. Next week, I’ll also be making my MRI appointment that I should have made this fall so I can figure out if I have a torn meniscus (I don’t think I do) or what it is that is wrong with my right knee. Hopefully we’ll be able to figure it out and get me cleared to work out even more!

I did my first day of Weight Watchers food tracking today as well. Lets just say it was bad. Very bad. But that is ok — it is all a learning experience. I’m like a marathon runner – this isn’t a sprint, I’m in it for the long haul. But it is still a good thing my new week starts tomorrow!

I realized tonight that I can’t think of this as a diet. I have a long road ahead of me to meet my final goal. Diets are short things that end. This is a lifestyle change, plain & simple. Today is just the first step tomorrow you might even get your own yoga certification goa india and your own exercise trainer.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

13 replies on “EA Sports Active – Day 1 of 30…”

Hey! I kid around all the time, but I really think this is an awesome goal you’re working on. It’s one of mine but unfortunately a bit down my list at the moment. Don’t be shocked when in a couple / few weeks, I pop up and join in! But in the meantime, good luck!

Good for you! That’s the spirit that will help you make it all the way to your goals.

I’ve been doing WW for quite some time, and believe me, it will become second nature in no time at all.

Isn’t EA Sports fun?! Glad you’re exploring it.

Honestly I am skeptical about the wii fit thing.. i dont even own a wii but i am about 2 minutes away from buying one.. i think me and my girlfiend would actually use it and stick with it… if i read one more good review im gonna be forced to buy it…

Bingo. Calling it a lifestyle change is exactly the right way to think.

So many people think that means a lot of can’ts, but that isn’t it at all. We are physical animals — we are at our best when we are fit.

There are many set-up programs and it’s not easy to choose from them. Also I still can’t figure out how to use multiplayer games. Also I’m confused with all the accesories.
Well anyways found your blog by accident and I wanted to say thanks for this sweet read 🙂

Hi there, congratulations for doing ww, its a fantastic way too lose weight, I have begun ww everytime I wanted to lose the weight from having the kids 4 times now! I have lost 3 and a half stone over 14 months, its been hard but i am now at my goal weight and I feel like me again, all I would say is to always keep going never give up, you will have good days and bad but just persevere and you will make it! best wishes

Nicole, I’m only doing the 30-Day Challenge right now, so I haven’t been through any of the other set up programs.

I have the Fit board, but you don’t have to have it for EA Active Sports. If you own one, great. If not, you can do it without it.

Hey Christine,
I think I’m gonna start with 30-Day Challenge too. I don’t have fit board and since you say I can do without it, well I’ll try. I always freak out whenever I begin something new lol
Thank you 🙂

Hi Christine, I haven’t been to your site for ages, so I’m just catching up on what’s been going on in your 2010 so far – wow! 5 in 10 seems like a fantastic goal, and blogging about it seems like perfect motivation to keep going.

I’m really keen to hear about how you get on with the wii. We have one, bought primarily for wii fit (and the kids) but I struggle to find the energy to go on it after a long day.

I’ll be looking out for your weekly updates with anticipation from now on!

See my exercise routine on our “About Us” page – I exercise (not quite) the equivalent of a marathon run every week, or swimming the English Channel twice in a year (not all at one go, though!) My wife and I have spent half of our married lives abroad.

Honestly I am skeptical about the wii fit thing.. i dont even own a wii but i am about 2 minutes away from buying one.. i think me and my girlfiend would actually use it and stick with it… if i read one more good review im gonna be forced to buy it… 🙂

The Wii is so cool! I think it’s cool you’re doing this. Because they’ve been active in producing games like this we’re hoping they will start releasing more interactive education oriented games for the Wii console! What do you guys think?

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