A wise woman once said: “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the key to losing weight is to eat less and move more”.
While I am proud to say that after 6 days on the 17 day diet, I am down 2,8 kgs, I have come to realise I need to get moving and shaking in order to shift the weight! After all, it’s not just the calories your burn while doing the workout, but also the lean muscle you build that increases your metabolism for future fat burning.
With this in mind, I have made 2 big changes to my movement regimen, in the form of 2 Wii games.For those living in the dark ages, the Wii is a console that allows you to play games on your TV using a wireless remote that tracks your movements.
The first of the 2 games is EA Sports Wii Active 2. This game allows you to create a profile including your height and weight. You can then either participate in a 3 or 9 week training programme that is tailored to suit your needs, or you can create your own programme from a wide variety of exercises. The game comes with a heart rate monitor that you strap to your arm, and a movement tracker that you strap to your thigh (both wireless). The game uses the feedback from these two sensors to calculate the number of calories you burn in your workout. This information can be stored on the flash drive that comes with your game and analysed on the computer. You follow a personal trainer on the screen who provides feedback on whether or not you’re doing the exercises correctly. It’s a great workout! It really gets your heart rate going! BT Games has a special on at the moment, and it was marked down from R1000 to R299 included all the necessary gadgets.
The second game is one that was introduced to me by a friend. It’s called Just Dance 2. Here you follow the figure on the screen through a variety of moves and hit songs. Choose to battle against a friend or just sweat it out by yourself. It’s so much fun that you lose track of time! I did about 16 different dances today! Yes you might look like a bit of a fool in the beginning, but that’s part of the enjoyment!
The plan is to use at least one of these programs 5 times a week.
Happy moving and shaking!