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!