Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I have to admit that I really like the song "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Doogy Dog. I know if I analyzed the song at all and listened to the words closely I might change my mind but I am perfectly content being decidedly woefully ignorant because the beat and his voice really move me. I've decided to use the words "Drop It Like Its Hot" to describe my progress with the EA SPORTS Active 30 Day Challenge. I am currently at the halfway point using this Wii fitness product and I have to tell you that I have been "dropping it like its hot." When I last checked I lost 7 pounds, that was a week ago. Since I do not own a scale I am not sure if I have continued to lose weight but my clothes are fitting looser and that is always an indication that I am doing something right.
In addition to the weight loss the phrase also refers to the exercises that EA SPORTS Active has me doing. Although each workout is on average about 27 minutes long for me, a good amount of that time is spent working my legs. This week I have been doing lunge jumps(ow), holding squats (double ow) and of course the dreaded in-line skating(ow,ow,ow)! I know that working my large muscle groups helps get my metabolism on track and burn more calories.
So far I am pleased with my results, I do continue to monitor what I am putting into my mouth and at times that can be a challenge. But I utilize the advice given to me my Bob Green and question myself by asking "why do I want to eat X food?" if I come up with a great answer I will eat it but if I am having an emotional response to something or I am just bored I put the food down and drink water. By continuing to exercise and watch my eating I am sure I will have great results in the long term.
One of the best things so far has been my son being engaged with my Challenge. Although he is not quite two he knows when Mommy is ready to exercise and he joins in. I love it. Exercise will be something that he sees as a part of our family's lifestyle and making that impression on him is what motivates me to succeed.
Speaking of motivation, I do need your help and support. EA SPORTS has generously offered to give my biggest supporter a copy of the game. You can show your support however you see fit - write a blog post, do a vlog, cheer for me on twitter, it is up to you. I have a supporter page on facebook and you can let me know how you've decided to show your support. Also, you can check out my vlogs and blogs on the EA SPORTS Active website. I have my video below if you have a chance check it out.