Cheated a bit, but made up for it via Xbox Kinect

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Twas a bit of a cheat day for me - went over quite a bit across the board - but I also got one of the best workouts I've had so far - finally started using our Kinect to workout and finding that I get so involved in the games that I forget that I'm even working out.

Today I worked out for about an hour sitting down playing Cornhole, horseshoes, and I stood up for Whack-a-troll - it's a game where you swat at trolls on the top level with your hands, while kinda stomping and dancing around like Godzilla trying to squash trolls with your feet on the bottom level.

I also played Your Shape - Fitness Evolved, which I didn't get too far - I basically did two sets of squats, and 2 sets of Knee ups, but it about killed me.... I don't know how ready I am for that game, but maybe someday I will do better.

I'm also thinking about trying the P90X program, I know its a little advanced, but I'm not planning on doing the whole program on day 1 - but gradually make baby steps towards doing more and more each day, and one day - when I actually do the whole program I will be so proud of what I accomplished... So look forward to some P90X video blogs!

Cheers! ~Patrick
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    I love Kinects! It's a great way to have fun and get a good workout.

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    Patrick, you have a great attitude! I've always found that forging ahead, and doing whatever amount I could while working up to more has always lead to success!

    I see lots of it for you now and in your future!
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    You're doing great!

    I have the P90X program and you're right, it's intense..BUT...even if you watch some of it and do one or two of the easier exercises, that's always a great starting point. The boxing one is one of my favourites. If you need to sit while doing the arm punches, that's fine too. When I first opened it, I fast forwarded through each DVD. My 19 year old and I sat there laughing. There was some stuff that I couldn't even IMAGINE ever dong. LOL. But you know yourself and if it interests you..GO FOR IT!! :)

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    3123 days ago
    Great work Pat! Making fitness fun is the way to go!
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    Yeah - Whack-a-troll is in "Party Games" for the Kinect. It's a lot of fun!
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    There was probably a time when you could have easily had a bad day, and turned it into a bad year. So good for you stopping it right away and doing something positive. Those are the kinds of re-learning experiences that will get yo where you want to be!

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    We all have days like that.. if you don't believe me.. check out my journal for Saturday! lol

    You're doing great with the exercising.. that Whack-a-troll sounds like fun and it would be something I'd do.. with sound effects!! Is that with the Kinect?

    I think you're brave wanting to try the P90X. I looked at the video and wanted to curl up in a corner and hide!
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