Sunday, January 20, 2013
I have a new favorite form of entertainment! Just Dance 4. It's soo fun!
It’s 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 “workout” 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 I’m so glad I did. Right when I got home from work, I started playing and was cracking up laughing… my husband got home about 15 minutes later and he too starting laughing hysterically. I guess he didn’t expect to find me dancing my heart out and singing at the top of my lungs to the latest pop music (that’s not normally the genre he listens to). I’m 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, but…. Those 10 minutes turned into an hour. And guess what… 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):
-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!