Today was Day 5 of the 30-Day Challenge in EA Sports Active for the Wii. It was workout #4, since Thursday was a rest day (every 3rd day is rest, it seems).
Yesterday’s workout felt easy and it was over before I knew it. I was feeling cocky, then today came. Jump Squat and Jump Lunges and lots of running. Oh my aching legs.
I am doing better with the running but I’m not really sure how/why other than I’m feeling less reserved about the whole process. I realized as I started to really huff and puff that I’ve been so non-active for so long that I subconsciously have started thinking that heavy-breathing means something is wrong, and I pull back.
I don’t want to get too touchy-feely but I really feel like I’m starting to think differently about things. Even after just 5 days. After my first workout I felt terrible and really gross (sweat? EWWW!) but now, yeah, I’m wiped after the workout, but I’m kind of, I dunno, proud of the sweat? And I know I’ll feel GREAT in an hour or so, which is the best part of the whole experience.
I’m not eating any better, but I’m intending to eat better. LOL. We’ll see how that goes. Getting lots of veggies is a challenge for me. I take some baby carrots to work to snack on, but what other veggies are convenient & portable? Any suggestions?
I’m considering getting a set of these, once they release:
I just don’t know how they’d work with having to put the Nunchuk into the pocket. Maybe have 2 Nunchuks and just plug the appropriate one into the Wii Remote?
So far, really happy with the product, and feeling a bit better about my self. I already seem to feel like I have more energy, though maybe its all in my head. But I’m not questioning it for now.
If you’re on the fence about Active, I heartily recommend you give it a shot. It’s actually working for me in ways that Wii Fit never did.
3 thoughts on “Active Day 5”
Get yourself some wrist weights from wally world…I saw some there that are 5 pounds for each arm(reads 10 pounds on box, but its 2 arm weights). That will help you overall. Cant remember if you said you were using the pilates band or had gotten a better band, I am using a black 25lb equivalent from gofit.net(also at wally world or somewhere like dick’s)
Ah, wrist weights are a great idea. Those things I linked to are neat but they’re pretty expensive, too. For what they are.
I’m just using the band that came with the program. There’s a dick’s near my work, I should go over there on my lunch hour one day and look for a better band.
OMG – I did workout 5 last night – Jump squats SUCK! I’m ashamed to say I wimped out and skipped to the next exerices halfway through the second set.
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