In one month I turn . . . gulp . . . 34! I am also about 8-10 pounds heavier than I was last year, according to the CalorieKing chart/program I have on my Mac. Not very happy about that! Of course I was running almost every day last summer too, which I have slacked on this year for a multitude of reasons. I really need to get back to it, but I seem to find myself keep saying that 🙂 The last time I started up I pulled something unfortunately.

I had bought EA Active Sports back in June, but got sick shortly after starting it, then the boot camp started, and well I didn’t use it as much as I should have. It has a 30 day fit challenge, which as the name suggests, you are supposed to use it every day for 30 days. It does let you slack off a few days, but only a few. I have to reset mine at this point since I failed it 🙂 I think I’m going to use it and maybe report back on my progress with it. We’ll see how well it does. While running last year gave me a weight loss, I wasn’t as toned as I’d like to have been. We’ll see if this can achieve that.

For those who have the Wii Fit and maybe bored with it, give this game a try. The exercises and routines I feel are much better (but it doesn’t have Yoga if that is your thing). The music is great, and the exercises for the most part are a lot of fun as they mix games in with the exercises. You can use prebuilt routines or make your own, and they string together nicely. So unlike Wii Fit you aren’t taking a few minutes between exercises to choose something new. After 30 minutes with EA Active, you will be tired, and the next day you will be sore!

For those who like Wii Fit just fine (or are into Yoga), a new Wii Fit Plus disc comes out this fall, which is more customizable apparently, allowing you to string exercises together and make routines.

Okay, I think that’s all I have to blog about right now.

Post Note: The EA Active Sports comes with a very light “resistance band” which is actually just a pilates type body band. You can pick up a whole kit of light-medium-heavy bands on Amazon for about 20 bucks, or just get medium and heavy bands for about 12 each at TarJay (along with a workout DVD). If you find the band the game comes with too easy (which I did) it’s worth it to get a heavier band. Do NOT get the rubber tubing workout bands though, as those come with specific handle attachments and do NOT play well at all with the Wii controllers. Trust me on this one! Get the pilates body bands and simply put them in the handles that come with the EA Active game.

5 Replies to “One Month Countdown!”

  1. 34…please! In 3 days I turn 35!!! I have the EA Active Sports on my list. Hopefully this year’s b-day will be better than last year’s and I’ll get it 🙂

  2. Dustin,

    O.M.G. you are getting old. At least you are still in your thirties. I turned 42 last Friday… So I joined the university gym. Somewhere I can go every day and have a little work out – that I have committed to. I guess you should also look at your diet and see where you can eliminate certain foods/drinks.

    Being a diabetic now, I had to eliminate most of my old diet in opt for a new way of living and I dropped 10 pounds over a months time. Now I am working on the second ten at the gym. I’m running about 175 now, My goal is to loose 10 more by the end of Sept before my next doc appointment.

    Make a commitment – like finishing your paper – Just Do It… Give yourself something to do every day like work out and get that heart pumping.

    Keep us posted.


  3. My, my– you are all young pups—61 here! We could add two of you together and most of the time I’d still be older.

    Dustin–repeat after me—Get my paper done. Get my paper done. Will earn more money. Will earn more money! Can say goodbye to being a student. Can say goodbye to being a student.

    You know I’m just trying to encourage you. What a great birthday present to yourself–light at the end of your dissertation tunnel!

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