Me?…..with a personal trainer…….yes – a Wii EA Sports Active personal trainer!
What is more, she is very encouraging at my attempts to get fit.
When given the chance to review this Wii game (although definitely less of a game than Wii Fit) I jumped at the chance – well I would have if I had been a wee bit fitter (wee/wii? LOL!) .
I USED to go to aerobics, I USED to go to spin classes, and I USED to walk regularly – however things have fallen by the wayside.
I plan to return to the gym in September, when I have all 3 kids in school, but was keen not to wait that long, especially with another birthday rapidly approaching. I was keen to try something I could do at home, easy to set up, and fun too.
So last Wednesday I committed myself to taking part in the Wii EA Active 30 day challenge, and here is my progress to date. I am making myself accoutable to all of you, so if I don’t keep up my weekly progress reports, you have permission to hassle me!
I was not expecting the extra “equipment” that came to – Resistance Band (a bit fiddley to assemble the handles, but got it!) and a Leg Strap (for the nun-chuck).
You can also opt every day if you want to include your own Wii board with the excercise program.
Before we start – some sunflowers to share – bought these last week at the supermarket, and they are so bright and cheery – I see them every day on the mantlepiece as I start my workouts – which lead me on to……
Straightforward to get yourself set up – you can choose a male or female trainer, and you get to create your own person who definitely looks a bit more like me that the Mii character my kids have made for me.
I enjoyed the boxing and in-line skating, but not a huge fan of the walking/running. My first workout time totalled 17 minutes, but including the set up and watching the training videos before the excercises it came to about 40 minutes. As I become familiar with the excercies I imagine I can skip the videos for most excercises.
Glad I made it to the end, real sense of achievement.
I ached today – glad it was a rest day.
Decided to stop using the Wii board, as I found it interrupted the session moving it out of the way – maybe if all excercises using the wii board were grouped together it I would be more inclined to use it.
Excercises went well, and I needed to watch less of the videos.
At the end, I wanted to do more!!! So I added a custom workout to include a few more aerobic components – boxing, dancing and tennis.
Officially a day of rest, but I did the next workout anyway. I can feel each day a little more demanding, but also can feel I am able to put in the extra effort to keep up. Proud of myself!!
You receive trophies for various achievements – time, calories burned etc. so this helps to keep me going too.
Been filling out the daily journal too – it is basic stuff – glasses of water, portions of fruit, any extra activities…..but it definitely has made me more aware of what I KNOW that I SHOULD be doing.
Today I was a bit of a rebel and instead of doing the running track I did some more of the “games” – tennis, baseball, volleyball etc. These sort of games definitely appeal more to me than walking and running on the spot in my living room. However I still feel I am achieving a good all round workout and I am not getting bored.
Introduced the rest of the family to the EA Activer personal trainer, if only to be able to photograph the screen! Daughters loved the running track, and the cardio dance too.My husband also had a go at the boxing, after setting up his profile and realising that the hair colour closest to his own was the grey!
Come back next week for the next installment!
So, over to you……do you exercise? I would love to hear.
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