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I'm Getting Kinected

Monday, February 21, 2011

I have joined the 28 Day Bootcamp on Sparkpeople.com. I am enjoying the way that it already integrates with my daily fitness and diet goals. Also, anyone who has ever played XBox with me knows that I am very much attached to those little digital achievements. At the end of the 28 days, if you logged something and made an effort each week, you will get a nice little trophy for your profile. I really like that.

One of my fast break goals is to play an active video game every day. This is where Kinect comes in. All the games I have are very active - but I'm currently trying to get all the achievements in YourShape Fitness and play it every day - that will also meet my 30 minutes of cardio needed 5 days a week for the Boot Camp. While the workouts Coach Nicole provides in her videos are thorough, she can't tell me whether my knees are too far over my toes in a lunge - and Kinect does. I learn how to check my form from Kinect and carry that over to the 10 minute daily strength training videos for the bootcamp.

Additionally, I am supposed to track what I eat every day. That's handy for me anyway. If I don't track I think I haven't eaten as much as I have.

I haven't been back at this for long, but I am already tracking results. I can feel the shape of the bones in my chin and jaw now. Soon, I will be able to get into those cute Brazilian pants that I bought on eBay but didn't fit me. It feels good to be making progress.
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GEEKYME 2/22/2011 1:29PM

    I have never used the Biggest Loser. I always had a hard time with the show because they would humiliate people who didn't meet their goals and I am not about that. However, the game that comes with it - Kinect Adventures - is enough to get a good workout with and is REALLY cute! The YourShape is OK. I like the feedback - but all-in-all, I am not a fan of follow-the-instructor workouts. I never cared for aerobic classes, etc - but I do like the mini games they have - and I like the cardio boxing - so it's a bit different.

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MAXFOCUS 2/21/2011 7:22PM

    emoticon I also like how the Kinect helps with staying in the correct form. My legs are hurting from the various squats and lunges I've done with Biggest Loser and Your Shape: FE.

Have fun with the bootcamp!

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ZANDRAAK 2/21/2011 4:28PM

  Wow it's sounds like you're doing great! I think we are getting a Kinect today and I'm really excited. I'm not sure which game to get though - people seem to be pretty divided on Your Shape and Biggest Loser.

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ZANDRAAK 2/21/2011 4:28PM

  Wow it's sounds like you're doing great! I think we are getting a Kinect today and I'm really excited. I'm not sure which game to get though - people seem to be pretty divided on Your Shape and Biggest Loser.

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