Saturday, September 5, 2009

EA Sports Active Week 1

A few weeks ago I won a copy of EA Sports Active for the Wii from my buds at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. One stipulation of winning was that I participate in the 30 Day Challenge beginning August 31.

I tried out the game the day before the challenge began and I am soooo glad that I did. I didn't realize how much I had to prep-work I had to do before I could even start it. Of course the obligatory 15 minutes to open the package and deal with the security tape before I could even get the case open. I managed to figure out how to assemble the resistance band and then to strap on the leg thing (for the life of me I can't remember what it is actually called).

I was all set to work out. I created my profile and chose a 30 minute medium intensity workout. It was good to get a chance to try out some of the excercises before the "big day", especially since I spent the first 10 minutes trying to figure out how to put the nunchuck remote in the pocket on the leg thing the right way. My trainer kept yelling at me that I had it in backwards, but I swear it wouldn't it the way it was supposed to!

Monday morning was the first day of school for the big girls and me. I had already planned to take a few hours off in the morning to escort Megan to her first day of Kindergarten. so, I woke up almost at my usual time and I turned on the Wii for day one of the 30 Day Challenge.

Holy squats! My legs were killing my later in the day and on Tuesday, but it was a good hurt. I love the resistance band and a lot of the exercises, but I still feel as though I need more cardio than it provides. So far I've done 5 days of the challenge and I like it a lot. Here's hoping the next 25 days keep me burning!

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