Thank you to Ubisoft for providing me with a copy of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 and sponsoring this fitness diary series. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.
It is no secret that I run half-marathons but I have been keeping a dirty little secret....I've gained weight. I could blame it on stress but at some point I have to take responsibility. And I've reached that point. Over the last eight months or so I've gained about 20 pounds. Not good. Not good at all. But about three weeks ago I decided it was time for a change so I started managing my food intake and to date I've lost about 7 pounds or so. I still have more to go and that is why I will be chronicling my fitness journey with you. It keeps me honest!
For the next five weeks I will discussing my experience with UbiSoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012. I can already tell you I'm a fan (you may remember I taught a class utilizing the game at the Blogalicious conference) but I want to see what type of results I garner after 5 weeks of working out with it.
Today I weigh in at 173 pounds. Let's see where this journey takes me....this week I spent time really getting started with the game. My favorite warm-up is jumping rope, it is strenuous but I feel good and ready to workout after a few minutes of doing it. One of the things I really like is that because this game utilized kinect I look like me on the screen when I'm working out and my hands are totally free. If you've never experienced this - you must!
For cooling down I really like doing the Zen "workout" basically it is Tai Chi. I feel totally relaxed after I complete my workouts. You may be asking what about the workouts themselves? Well, I get to design workouts based on the things that I like! So in the upcoming weeks I will be highlighting a few of my favorites.
For now, I've admitted I'm starting a fitness journey again, given you my weight (gasp) and let's just see where Your Shape Evolved 2012 takes me!