I received the game on Thursday and could not get it opened fast enough to get started on it. To say I was excited about this game would be a huge understatement. I have been looking forward to trying this game out since I first started reading about Julie's 30 day challenge. When I first got the Wii Fit I was pumped about getting fit and active so that I could lose this "baby fat" that is still lingering around. Since my "baby" is almost 9 months, I can no longer blame this extra weight on the pregnancy. I have been very happy with the results I've achieved by using the Wii Fit but I was feeling like I wanted a little more. I needed something that was more work than play. The EA Sports Active was most definitely the answer!
I am on day two of my very own 30 day challenge. Thank goodness tomorrow is labeled a "rest" day because my muscles are screaming in agony at me. They are not used to the seemingly endless lunges that I put them through today. The whole time I was pushing through telling myself that I CAN DO IT. I want to lose this weight and I want to prove that I can follow through with this. This was a work out, my friends. There was no clicking through to figure out which exercise I would perform next. There was no starting and stopping. This was an intense half hour of hard core cardio and strength building exercises. When I finished, I felt good. I felt refreshed and revived. Now I am sore! This is a good thing, right?!
I love that the game shows you how to do each specific exercise with a real person in a real video so you're not guessing if you are performing the tasks correctly. I also like the fact that you can see how many calories you've burned during each task and how much you've burned in the work out. There is also a timer that shows you how long you've been working out. The only down side I see to the EA Sports is that it does not track your weight loss progression. I guess that getting fit is not all about losing weight, but I do like to keep track of the number, so I will probably continue to do my daily weigh ins with the Wii Fit to keep track of my progress.
My kids played this game and loved it as well. There are many different sports activities such as volleyball, tennis, basketball, and boxing. There is also dancing which I really enjoyed, but the kids didn't like it as much. I don't think that this game will replace Mario Kart and Bowling for them, but they did enjoy it.
I will be tracking my progress here for the next 30 days (and beyond I'm sure). If you've purchased this game, I'd love for you to join me on my journey. If you've not purchased this game, maybe this post will convince you to do so. For busy working mom's like myself who have no time for the gym, this is the perfect solution. I am certain that I will be seeing positive results from this game in the near future. I just can't wait!