This is a compensated review from BlogHer and EA Sports Active for the Wii
Why am I participating in the EA Sports Active 30 day Challenge?
In one month and two days, I'll turn 30. I want to be 30 and healthy. I want to be 30 and active. I want to be 30 and attractive and sexy. I'm committed to being a better role model for my daughter.
I am spending the next 30 days working on those goals with the EA Sports Active. I've struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.
Read more about my struggle with weight
My First Days in the EA Sports Active 30 day Challenge
I want to be active and healthy.
It's not going to be easy. On May 1, I was injured in a car crash. I was sitting at a red light when another car hit me from behind. I was pushed into the car ahead of me, my car was demolished, and I suffered neck and back injuries. I haven't be able to work or even move around much since it happened.
I go to physical therapy for my neck and back three times a week, and I mentioned the EA Sports Active to my therapist. He told me to listen closely to my body, and to stop before I was sore.
Read more about my first impressions
Week Two: I Fell Off the Wagon
Every time someone who's overweight says they're going to exercise and get healthy, I say a little prayer for them. I so hope it goes well for them.
Statistics say that it doesn't usually go well, so I know they need all the help they can get.
I fell off the wagon after only a few days of using my EA Sports Active.
It wasn't entirely my fault.
Week Three: Finding a Rhythm
I've settled into a great rhythm with my 30 day challenge, and that rhythm has me work out every other day. My physical therapist suggested that every other day would be best, given my level of fitness and my back injury. I do an EA Sports Active work out and then I take a rest day.
My Final Thoughts
One month ago, I started the EA Sports Active 30 day Challenge.
I wish I'd taken measurements like some of my fellow BlogHer reviewers, because I think there would be an appreciable difference between then and now.
Alas, hindsight is 20/20. I can tell you that I've lost 13 pounds, despite the fact that I'm working out every other day and I had to take a few extra days off. And that I haven't changed my eating habits at all, and I've been imbibing in birthday cake and other less than healthy treats.
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