Here is the weekly rundown. For those of you who don't know I am "testing" out the WII game Active Personal Trainer. It has been a lot of fun so far! It does take some getting used to. Like running in place or exercising with two remotes in your hands, it is awkward at first but you get the hang of it quickly. There are how to videos that I am not patient enough to deal with but I definitely recommend watching them before doing the exercises for the first time. Even though you know how to do squats for example the game needs you to point the remote certain ways to register your moves. So save yourself some frustration and watch them at least once.
Pros: I didn't get bored! Except during the running sessions. They put you on a track. If I wanted to run on a track, well, I would. I wish I could choose different views like a tropical forest or Hawaii on the beach, etc.
Really good mix of exercises! You will do plenty of squats and jogging but they also include boxing and basketball to mix it up for you.
It allows you to choose your level of difficulty from easy, medium and hard. This gives you the opportunity to grow with the game and its not too difficult to get started.
Cons: Sometimes it gets caught up and it takes me a few minutes to get it working again (could be user error but I don't think so).
It doesn't weigh you. Wii fit is great because it gives you your weight and bmi every time you get on. This game was made so you can use it with or without the balance board so this function isn't included. I go back and forth between the two games everyday because I really love having the ability to track my weight.
She is a little too optimistic. The trainer constantly encourages you. It's not annoying yet...but I can see that it will be in the future. "You rock" "Keep it up" That kind of jibber jabber.
The resistance band that comes with the game is kind of cheaply made. The handles are really starting to give me a friction burn.
I have started the 30 day challenge at easy and moved to medium this week. I lost drum roll please..........2 lbs. That's pretty good huh? I am happy with it. Even though I'm pretty sure I had three peanut butter cookies last night(ok it was 4). CLICK HERE for the recipe :) Today is a new day!!
So ...I have 13 more lbs to go. I think I am off to a great start.