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Monday, March 16, 2009

EA Sports Active and Me!

During my life I have had ups and downs regarding my health and fitness both literally and figuratively. Over the two years since I’ve had my son my weight has creeped up to the 200lb mark. Just typing that makes me shudder but I am being transparent because I know I am not alone in the battle of the bulge. To take action, at the beginning of this year I teamed up with Modern Mom.com to host a 12 week health and fitness challenge. It has been amazing; I have received inspiration from the wonderful women that have participated and sadly the Challenge is soon coming to an end. My recent thoughts have been focused on continuing the journey to health and fitness all alone. Luckily for me those thoughts were short-lived.



Recently I was contacted by EA Sports to participate in the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge. EA Sports Active is a new game being released on May 19th that will help busy Moms like me get active. Earlier this year I asked for a Wii because I knew that having the ability to exercise at home, at my convenience facilitates my ability to reaching my goals. I have had gym memberships in the past and it has simply been wasted money because I fail to make my way to the gym – somehow life gets in the way. EA Sports Active is for the Wii and I am excited to add it to my fitness program.

In the Challenge, I and 11 other participants, including Alison Sweeney of The Biggest Loser, will take the 30 day Challenge by utilizing EA Sports Active. The Challenge kickoff will be at a resort in Santa Barbara next month and we will be shown the ropes by none other than Bob Greene, Oprah’s trainer!

Whew! Did you get all that? I am going to be rubbing shoulders with celebrities and getting fit! I am so excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to get started. I hope that you can join me on this journey. Starting on April 14th, I will be posting blogs and vlogs on the EA Sports Active site tracking my progress. I hope that you check in with me (of course I will remind you when my posts go up) because your girl really can use all the support she can get!

I just want to give a big thank you to EA Sports for this opportunity. You can check out some additional information about the game in this video. Wish me luck!






23 comments:

Cecily R said...

COngrats! I'm excited to see how it works for you!!

Wifey said...

WOW! How exciting! Can't wait to follow your progress.

(insert "Fist-bump" here)!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Lalapoo said...

wow Renee! all I can say is :YOU GO GIRL!

Felicia - I Complete Me said...

Renee, this is exciting. Gosh I would love to be apart of this. I too understand needing convenience. With working outside the home, blogging and tending to the kids (and hubby) things just get a little hectic. Also know that you are not alone in working out. I'll be happy to be your buddy as I do a get Fit Friday discussing my results. I don't have a wii fit but I do have the wii and I use the wii sport to get my workout on. Have fun!!!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

What an amazing opportunity!

Can't wait to read the posts as you lose your way to the ultimate you :-)

angie said...

What wonderful opportunities blogging has presented you with. I'm super impressed! Wish I had only half the opportunties you've had! :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

You are just all about it, Renee! I'm so excited for all of the opportunities you come across and share with the rest of us. I can't wait to cheer you on!

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Congrats Renee!

I hope that you meet all of your weight loss goals!

Lynn said...

Awesome opportunity Renee. As a fellow mama that is seeing the scales weigh not so in my favor lately, I will just live vicariously through you and your experience. :o) You can lose the weight girl and this sounds like something that will be a great jumping off point to this journey. Brava!

My best, Lynn
(I have a giveaway this week...)

Kim Moldofsky said...

I'm so excited for you. What a great trip you are going to have. I'll be happy to cheer you on as you get fit.

Joanie said...

Wishing you all the best on your journey to fitness.

Sort of wish EA had contacted me. I've been on their "list" forever and a day. Oh well.

Da Goddess
dagoddess.com

Threeboys1mommy said...

I AM TOM CRUISE JUMPING ON THE COUCH FOR YOU RENEE!! I can't freakin' believe it! Congrats and have fun.

Sage and Savvy said...

How fun and exciting!

btw--I'm so impressed w/your "tweetjacks" (or was it jacktweets?). You're right--you can always squeeze in time for exercise.

Such an inspiration!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Yay!!! That is some wonderful news. Look at you Ms. Star =). We all know that you can do it. I wish you all the luck in the world and I am going to be looking forward to cheering you on...

I love Alison, btw... I used to be a die hard Days of Our Lives fan, lol.

1stopmom said...

Congratulations Renee! This is really great news!! They could not have picked a better person :) Maybe reading your posts will motiviate me to use my Wii Fit a little more, lol

Nap Warden said...

Wow...cool for you!

Dori said...
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Dori said...

Sorry Renee,that was my comment before.

I just wanted to say, congratulations on your new opportunity. Wow! You get to do the coolest things. Have fun :-)

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Wow! That is so cool! Congratulations! You go girl!

Did you get to do the generous wife tip to your huband? How did it go?

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Mary said...

I am eating your dust! So proud of you, Renee! We talked about doing it, and you really are. I'm creeping along behind you, but you're motivating me to get moving. Can't wait to hear all the fun details.

Jenni Jiggety said...

OMG! You get to meet Bob! THE Bob?!?! I love him!

Yolanda said...

That is so cool!!! I can't wait to hear all about your experience- and be inspired by all of the weight you are about to lose! Work it Renee! :)

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Okay so I am super jealous and super proud of you at the same time! LOL! You know I will be cheering you on! Good luck and I cannot wait to follow your progress!

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