Nutwiisystem Information 9

My 2011 diet and fitness regimen has officially begun!

So, in case you’re wondering, I survived the great blizzard of ’11 with plenty of food to spare. I actually still haven’t even started on the Nutrisystem left, as I’m still clearing out all the food in my refrigerator and freezer. I’m down to a piece of chicken, two pieces of beef, and a half bag of dumplings so it’s safe to say the Nutrisystem will definitely start sometime this week. It’s kind of ironic that I probably ended up tripling my caloric intake in recent days trying to clear the fridge out so I can start my diet, but what can you do?

Last Thursday (January 13) I officially started the EA Sports Active 9-week workout plan. So far, I’ve completed three workouts.

Moving forward, I set up the plan to work out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I’ll work out nights after I get home from work. The nice thing about the workouts is that they’re as overly intense as the days when I went to the gym every day (and I even have mine set at the “hard” level), but you still do get your heart rate up and some good resistance training in. Anyway, we’ll see in 9 weeks how effective it really is.

I admit, I am really inspired by seeing the members of our online group, NutWiiSys, working out “along side” me too. So for, the group has had 9 of the 12 people invited to the group sign in. We’ve completed 39 workouts, worked out for 15 hours and 31 minutes, burned 5,415 calories, and have run a collective distance of 17.2 miles. One of the coolest things is that you can not only celebrate your milestones, you can also celebrate milestones of fellow group members (congrats to ssneed01 for passing an impressive 1000 calories tonight! :)), as well as milestones of the team as a whole. Hopefully everyone will be on the board this week! 🙂

If you’re interested in joining a group and didn’t make it in time to make the first group, if I get enough interest, I can think about open a second group. May be good to have some friendly competition between the first and second groups 🙂 Let me know!


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    Jan 18, 2011 1:56 am

    Steve – Great to see you are so excited (AND doing a great job working out! I see your progress almost everytime I log on for my workout) Excited to report that after my first week on the 9 week Wii Active 2 program I am down 2.6 pounds! First loss in over a month. YAY! 🙂

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    Jan 18, 2011 3:31 pm

    Great job Steve and thanks for setting up the group. I’ve found myself looking forward to my workouts over the past week. After hitting zero motivation this winter I’m thankful to have the group to keep working with.

    Is there a good way for group members to communicate? Should we use this site? An EA Active forum? It would be nice to have the communication for congratulations and questions.


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    Robin H.
    Jan 18, 2011 10:16 pm

    I finally joined the group. I have to restart my workouts though which I haven’t yet. Also, that is the same schedule that I have since I’m off on Thursdays and Fridays.

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    Jan 21, 2011 11:52 am

    Hey Paul…thanks for the post! Unfortunately it doesn’t look like EA Sports makes it easy for group members to communicate with each other. Time permitting, I’d love to set up a discussion forum on this site for us to communicate with each other, but in the meantime, you can definitely feel free to comment on posts…as I talk about my progress, I’ll be sure to reference the group’s progress as well, since y’all provide me my biggest inspiration and motivation! 🙂

    Amy and Robin, glad to have you aboard! Keep up the great work! 🙂

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    Jan 24, 2011 10:38 pm

    @Steve. Maybe we could do a private Facebook group? I am in a private group where no one can see except for the people participating.

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    Jan 25, 2011 9:19 pm

    Steve, Many thanks for creating the group.

    It’s fun know you guys are out there and I’m not working out totally alone!

    I’m not on Facebook, so I’d love to connect in some other place.

    Keep up the great work, everyone!

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    Jan 26, 2011 7:03 am

    I wanted to tell you guys congrats I started the nine week program Monday hopefully I can can shed 2o pounds by march

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    Jan 30, 2011 1:16 pm

    Hi to all the members of our EA workout group!

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been sick all week and will be out of town next week. But I have by no means given up on the group. I’m really enjoying EA 2 and am proud of everyone’s accomplishments!

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    Jan 31, 2011 8:55 pm

    Hey, Steve, it looks like we were working out at the exact same time tonight. (My usual short workout and your presumably hard core one.) Totally fun!

    Thank you guys for being my workout buddies. I love knowing you’re out there.

    I have to give EA Sports credit for finding a way for us to be able to work out at home, yet sort of be working out with other people.

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