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7/9/09 2:56 A

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I've had to take it slow but I am progressing. I did day one, rested two days, did day two, rested and tomorrow is day 3. Really is hard, even though I was pretty in shape, so I thought, before I started, but I had muscles hurting that I didn't even know were there!
It won't keep me from going back, I just have to be careful because of health issues that can be aggravated if I overdo things

Make it a good day,

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7/6/09 9:43 P

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Like all programs it does get easier over time as you get fitter. I am on my second 30 day challenge and it is still kicking my butt though so it's all good. : )

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7/6/09 1:10 P

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Well...I have a big butt to "kick" and an artificial hip to boot. emoticon So, I am going to try to find the easier stuff on this "game" and continue to use my Wii-Fit and Bowflex.

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7/6/09 3:15 A

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While the program really 'kicks butt' when you first start, it does get easier as you get into shape. I hope that folks won't abandon their fitness efforts too soon.


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7/5/09 11:30 A

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I JUST GOT THIS GAME YESTERDAY. WHILE I DID FIND IT A LITTLE HARD I LOVED IT!!!! I FIND IT A CHALLENGE. I THINK EVERYONE JUST NEEDS TO FIND WHAT WORKS FOR THEM.

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7/5/09 9:24 A

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I like the wii sports too! I did an hour yesterday of the tennis and let me tell you, it was a workout:)
I ran around like I was really on the court. I kept losing cause I suck at it, but I am getting a little better, kinda gives me something to work up to. I snuck in a little of the boxing too in the middle of my session. My right side of my body is really sore this morning- I need to balance the workout out a bit better.

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7/4/09 11:44 P

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I agree that it is "Waaay too hard!" emoticon

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7/1/09 10:45 P

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I hope this is an appropriate place to say this.... I was going to by EA Active; now I might wait a while longer.

What I do is WII Sports. When I do not meet the requirements of the game, ie. par or Strike, I do 5 or 10 walking on the spots in between sets. I lift my knees as high as I can and keep my back straight. I start out swinging my arms (unless I am too tired or weak that time). This has been an effective way for me to build strength and endurance to be ready for the new challenges ahead.

Hope this helps.....Sharon

Edited by: IAMHIGHLYFAVORD at: 7/1/2009 (22:46)
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MYGYPSYCAT's Photo MYGYPSYCAT Posts: 402
6/30/09 9:07 P

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i wasn't trying to do the 30 day challenge. i had gone into the section suggested, but when an exercise was too difficult, the only way that i could get out of it was to go to reset. Thanks for the advice everyone, but i have tried those steps. As i said, i will need to sit down with the manual when I have time.

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6/30/09 9:00 P

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MYGYPSYCAT when you load up the game instead of choosing 30 day challenge choose the Preset and Custom workouts. This is where you can make your own workouts and incorporate the exercises you can do. Then eventually maybe you can start the 30 day challenge. Good luck : )

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6/30/09 8:23 P

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MOMALONG you wrote about your hubby and said "I suggested he pick out his exercises and not do the 30 day challenge yet". That's what I was trying to do, but I couldn't figure out how to get into the "choose your own" section. As I said before, I'm going to wait a few weeks until I have time to sit down with the manual and get to know the game. I don't want to waste $71.

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6/30/09 7:13 P

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My husband who is over 300lbs tried the wii active. He barely got it around his thigh, squats were extremely hard on him and I suggested he pick out his exercises and not do the 30 day challenge yet. He is going to work up to it. Every little bit helps to keep us all active.

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6/30/09 3:29 P

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You might want to try to make some custom workouts.

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6/30/09 3:05 P

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No trade-ins allowed where I live, SHEENADEE. I think, FAIRPORT46, that I will try it again after a few weeks. I hate to waste $71.

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6/30/09 1:32 P

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Sorry the Wii Active didn't work out for you, MYGYPSYCAT. Until you try something like that you just can't know whether or not it is right for you. I give you lots of credit for giving it a try. Maybe you can trade it in at someplace like GameStop and pick out something you like better.

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6/30/09 12:51 P

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Hi... Sorry you are having problems with Wii Active... I know the first time I used it... the next 3 days, I couldnot move... the muscules between my knees and hip pained me for 3 days...

Now, I am fine with it. I think any excercise is good... so find what will work for you.

Take care,
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6/30/09 12:35 P

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Okay, I was all excited to try the new EA Active. Obviously, it is NOT for someone as heavy as I am. emoticon First off, the leg thing wouldn't go around my thigh. (embarrassing! emoticon ) There's a velcro band included to shorten it, but the band doesn't really help if you need to lengthen it. Then there were the squats. No way with the arthritis in my knees can I do squats. Lunges are out, too. This seems to be a game for those who are already fit. emoticon I think I'll just stick to my BowFlex and Wii-Fit. What a waste of $71 (for me, at least). emoticon

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