Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day #21 - January 24, 2010 - Oh Wii Active...


... how you kick my ass!
I decided to take this pic and post about this because I've been seeing a lot of bloggers write about their weight loss struggles and strategies and I thought this review may help out. I've had Wii Active for awhile, in fact it was one of the main reasons I bought the Wii. I had a love/hate relationship with it at first. I liked being able to get a good work out in at home, but the Wii sensor was very delayed and not always accurate on your movements which is really what the program is all about. I had it set up at my apt with the sensor on top of my TV. I was also on the 3rd floor so I couldn't do all of the workouts like the running, tennis and dancing because I would have to be careful with my feet. I used the Wii active for the first time today at our new house where we have the sensor below the TV and it seemed to work so much better. All the movements on TV were right on. It really is amazing that this little game along with the leg strap, rubberband, remote and nuncuck can give you such a good workout. When I get done with just a 20-30 minute quick work out on there, I feel more sweaty and worked out than my 30-45 minutes on the elliptical at the gym. And, you know it's working when you can hardly walk the next day! haha
A few pointers:
~Wear pants or capris when using it b/c the velcro on the leg strap can rub your leg pretty bad.
~Put the leg strap up pretty high on your leg. Mine starts to slip as I'm running.
~Don't try to do these if you are living in a 2nd or 3rd floor apt! Your downstairs neighbors will hate you.
~Make sure you have plenty of room. These workouts will have you lunging, squatting, running and dancing all over the place. If you have to move furniture every time you use it, the less likely it is that you'll use it on a regular basis.
~I do the 30 day challenge set work outs then I go through afterward and do the fun stuff I like. It's just a few extra minutes, but it makes it more fun. I like to do the tennis, boxing and dancing as something a little extra.
~Get a rubberband with more resistance than the one the game comes with. You really don't get a good arm workout with that one. If you don't want to buy a new one, just position your feet on it where most of the rubberband is on the floor between your feet instead of in your hands.
~If you already have Wii Fit, you can use the balance board on this game. It asks you at the beginning if you will be using it and it will give you workouts where you can use it. I don't have the board, so I'm not sure exactly how that works.

I really hope I can stick with this and get the new Wii Active More Workouts and see how I like that one as well.

4 comments:

Dionne said...

You are my hero right now. I haven't tried the Wii exercise programs yet, but have been thinking about it. I am so inspired right now!

Tamara Nicole said...

That's awesome! I don't have a wii, but want one just for wii fit (ok and maybe bowling!).

Sarah Mina said...

Hmm, I might have to try this for the times when I'm too lazy to leave the house to go work out!

Heather@PixieDust said...

thanks for following my blog :) I hope you keep on enjoy your wii

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