It seems that my ‘working out’ spells are fairly inconsistent. I’ll start an exercise program one week and then something will come up where I’m off if for a while after that. This time around I was ‘off’ it for almost 2 months, as you can see from my Workout page. What got me ‘off’ this time was a brand new TV season. Typically, I would go to work every day, come home and then exercise. But because many of the shows I like to watch start at 7pm, I stopped exercising.
Well, no more. I decided to move the Wii downstairs & wake up early to exercise every morning. I use EA Active to exercise rather than going to the gym because I feel I get a better workout. Sure, the gym has more equipment, but I can move from one exercise to another pretty fast and not have to wait in line for a machine of my liking (not that when I was using Esporta that that ever happened…I’ve just heard that negative issue come about when talking about gyms). I will probably use Esporta (which, my location has changed it’s name to LA Fitness) during the winter months when we’re snowed-in at work and it would take me 3+ hours to drive home. Why sit in traffic when you can get a decent workout/swim and then have no traffic on the way home after the plows have cleared the streets, right?
I will say one thing, I’m pretty excited about the new EA Active, which comes out in a mere DAYS!!! EA Active 2 is a lot like the 1st one that I’m using, but looks SO MUCH BETTER!!!
The best looking feature is that it has a heart rate monitor, so that you can more accurately gage the calorie burn (something that really concerned me with the 1st game, as I’d compare what the heart rate monitor I own said I burned versus what the game said I burned…they were WAY off!!!). The picture I have here is of what my heart rate monitor currently looks like. Yes, I have to put on a chest strap to accurately gage my heart rate…and it’s a bit annoying at first, but eventually you don’t even notice it…until you’re done exercising and have to pull it off your sweating body. Ewwwww.
The past few days (after I started working out again) have been…well…in a word: painful. I haven’t been able to walk correctly, due to the burn in my thighs thanks to the 2 intense workouts from EA Active. Yesterday was a “rest” day, but I was still FEELING it!! This morning isn’t as bad, and I think my pain will subside soon. I hope this doesn’t detour you from wanting to exercise…it can be fun & is SOOOO good for you too (do I REALLY need to say that?).
Time to start the day. Good morning all!!
- EA Sports Active 2.0 Preview (brighthub.com)
- EA SPORTS Active 2 In Development for Kinect For Xbox 360 (eon.businesswire.com)
- EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp Announced (1up.com)