Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Time to Upgrade: Wii Fit Plus or EAS Active More Workouts

Last week was a good week for me.  I stayed on the wagon in spite of being "snowed in" with the kids and hubby for three whole days and my wireless router playing out for a few days. Thankfully we did not have any tempting foods here, like chocolate to torment me.  Since the first of the year we've traded in our greasy potato chips for baked ones, our candy bars for fiber and protein bars, our sugary sweet snack cakes for fruit, our white bread for whole wheat bread with extra fiber.  Well, you get the point.  The whole family is going through a transition.  The kids have been a bit reluctant with a few things but for the most part, they seem to be adjusting pretty well and hardly notice the difference between 2% milk or low-fat cheese.  This is great for me because it means I don't have to buy separate things or cook different meals.  It has been fun experimenting with different low-fat recipes. 

This week when I stepped on the scales, I was another 2lbs down!  This brings my total to 9lbs lost since January 4th when we began our healthy eating lifestyle.  I am super excited about the change that my body is going through.  I have moved a notch in my belt (a bit tighter) and I have noticed that m pants hang a bit differently on me as well.  THAT is the kind of changes I like to see!  Numbers on a scale are good because you can see the progress, but to actually feel the progress, that's bliss!

I am still working out using the EAS Active for Wii but I am seriously considering purchasing a new program.  I've looked at several message boards for the EAS Active More Workouts ($39.95) as well as the Wii Fit Plus ($19.99).  Both seem like great additions to the original work out routine.  As for the originals, I always prefer the EAS Active because it has a structured work out.  The only downside to it was that I couldn't weigh myself like I did with the Wii Fit.  Apparently that has changed with the extension.  With the new Wii Fit Plus, you can do customized workout routines, which the previous game lacked.  It also has a calorie counter as does the EAS Active.  I think that eventually we will probably end up with both games since the kids really do love to play the original Wii Fit.  But, for now I am torn between which one to purchase.  So, chime in...what are your thoughts on weight loss?  What fitness programs do you currently use?

10 comments, add yours here:

Debs said...

I am a firm believer in the Wii....working out especially...heres why:

1. i have dodgy knees so am limited to what workouts i can do

2. its easier to laugh at myself when i get it wrong or just simply fall over

3. my kids spur me on

4. my kids join in

5. my kids dont let me give up

6. friends sometimes come over and we'll play/compete or teach one another

7. if its cold and snowy outside we are still warm and dont have to worry about parking

8. noone sees me when i'm out of breath after seconds and sweaty

9. i can go at my own pace, heck i can even change games for a while and noone will beat me up over it

10. its just way too fun to ever consider convention methods of working out

Love your blog...i've been a stalker on it for ages now...not sure why i havent commented cos i see your updates on my facebook!! (debbie willson on your contacts!) now the ice is broken i will stop stalking. as much. :D


Sandee said...

Way to go Tisha. That's a lot of weight in a short time. Good for you. Keep up the great work.

Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Debs: I do lots of laughing at myself! *LOL*
My kids are great motivation (most of the time). When I am doing the resistance band the little one likes to get between my legs and stand on the band. So, sometimes working out with me is not such a good thing.

You're right that you can play games with others and it's fun and you don't really think of it as a work out. THAT'S my kind of work out. ;)

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by and DE-LURKING today. Hope to see you commenting again real soon.

Sandee...as always, thanks so much for the words of encouragement. They really do mean a lot.

Anonymous said...

You, my dear are *ROCKING* the weight loss... bravo!

Crazy Working Mom said...

THANKS, Lois. :)

barb said...

I haven't had a single minute, nor a spare ounce of energy in any given day, but once all this renovating and moving is over, and after I sell my other house, I plan on joining the local gym.

I have a lot of weight to lose and I can't wait to exercise again!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Barb, it's no doubt you've not had any extra energy with all that you've got going on!

You'll be back into the swing of things in no time, I'm sure of it!

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Twisted Cinderella said...
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Twisted Cinderella said...

Good for you on your weight loss! I am only just at the beginning of restarting my weight loss journey.

Crazy Working Mom said...

TC, keep up the hard work. It pays off in the end. You have done it before (twice!!) and I know you can do it aain. :)