October 9, 2009 Post:
I’ve received a few questions about what the EA Sports Active is all about since I posted my plans to train for the 5k using the EA Sports Active. Right after it came out this past May, I did a post with a video review. So, I’m reposting that with some additional comments now that I’ve been using the Sports Active for much longer now.
After completing the 30 day challenge, I felt much stronger, healthier and I’d lost 10 lbs. The biggest change though was not in just me, but also in my family. My kids were so excited to play the game with me or to do their own 30 day challenge. We had to go out and buy a second set of bands so 2 of us could play together. (Sidenote: do NOT try to save money and buy the generic bands, purchase the ones made by EA. We found out the hard way.)
Now, almost 6 months later, we are still more active and using the EA Sports Active AND we are training for a 5k. Both my 10 yr old daugther and my 13 yr old son are going to run the 5k with me. My husband is going to run the 1k with my 5 yr old daughter and 6 yr old son. I’m so excited that we will be participating as a family. These changes don’t happen overnight, but the EA Sports Active has definitely helped our family become more active.
We have 1 week left until the 5k. Our goal is to complete the 5k together. I will post pictures of our training and 5k next Saturday.
Now here is my original review and the video review I did (it’s a silly video because I was playing with some new software I bought).
May 25, 2009 Post:
On May 19, when the EA Sports Active became available, I went to Toys ‘R Us and picked up mine. I have been waiting for this for a few months. I went right home and started my 30 day challenge. I have been having so much fun and I can’t wait each day to workout. I even fit a quick workout in on very very busy days which is something I have not done in a long time. Working out is usually the first thing dropped off the daily schedule, but not anymore.
The benefits I’ve noticed so far:
- I lost 5 pounds
- I am eating better because I feel healthier
- My arms and legs feel tighter
- Exercise has become a fun activity instead of a chore
- DH enjoys looking at my behind more
I’ve been meaning to write up a post about the EAS Active, but every time I sit down to do it, my words just don’t give it justice. So, instead, I created a fun little video. The actors are not professionals, so please excuse their performance. They did their best. Enjoy!