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Sunday, January 20, 2013

I have a new favorite form of entertainment! Just Dance 4. It's soo fun!

Itís a Wii game where you dance to the latest songs. You are scored on how well you can keep up and follow the moves. You also gain points and win prizes along the way. There are a number of different challenges and levels to get to. They also have a Just Sweat feature, where you can pick between different ďworkoutĒ intervals between each song and it will even track the calories you burn.

I have been eyeing this game for a little while now, and finally decided to get it on Friday, and Iím so glad I did. Right when I got home from work, I started playing and was cracking up laughingÖ my husband got home about 15 minutes later and he too starting laughing hysterically. I guess he didnít expect to find me dancing my heart out and singing at the top of my lungs to the latest pop music (thatís not normally the genre he listens to). Iím also not the most talented dancer, but man this game is fun. And you can burn some calories!

Yesterday I planned to just play for 10 minutes and then head to the gym for my shoulder/tricep workout, butÖ. Those 10 minutes turned into an hour. And guess whatÖ I burned 400 calories doing it! I was having so much fun that I didn't want to stop. ( I was a dork and attempted to take pictures of my dancing skills!)

I then went to the gym. I was super pumped after singing along and dancing to various up-beat songs. So I had an awesome workout:

1. 10 minute warm-up on the stair stepper
2. Shoulder/Tricep workout: (3 x 12 reps):
-Front Raise
-Side Raise
-Arnold press
-Overhead Cable Extension
-Tricep Kick Backs
-Barbell Upright Row
-Bent over Lateral Raise
3. 20 minute HIIT on the treadmill

I burned 650 calories in this workout according to my heart-rate monitor. :)

Then I came home and baked a tasty chicken with veggies and had that with a glass of wine and a big salad. We watched a movie and went to bed early. I guess I was exhausted after all my dancing fun!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    This sounds GREAT! I've got tomorrow off, so I'm going to look tonight and maybe give it a try. Awesome amount of calories burned!

"Ten cuidado" means "take good care"
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