Well, for those of you have are regular readers of the blog, you’ll remember that way back on January 13 I started the EA Sports Active 9 Week Program. We also started a EA Sports Exercise Group, NutWiiSys, at the same time.
You may notice that I never finished it. With two workouts to go, I got the flu. Then, I recovered from the flu and scraped up my knee biking. That put me out of commission for a few weeks. Then, life just got crazy busy. Those two remaining workouts never quite happened. And yes, I started to put on weight again 🙁
Long story short, today I started up EA Sports Active 2 for the first time since then. I was greeted with the following screen.
Yes, it looks like EA Sports Active 2 got tired of waiting for me, so it told me I was done and gave me this lovely trophy. It’s beautiful, but also just a hair empty because I regret not being able to really finish what I started. While it’s a bit embarrassing for me to admit, I post it here just to let you know that even though I run this site, I do deal with the same challenges myself!
Well, something else happened in these 29 weeks. I asked my girlfriend Lisa to marry me, and by some miracle she said yes! Lisa is an active (and tiny) person who loves volleyball and hiking, so fittingly (pun not really intended), I took her to her favorite hiking trail, Breakneck Ridge in New York, and when we got to the top, I fell to my knees and asked her (I literally fell to my knees–that is a rough trail).
Now if you’ve ever heard the nursery rhyme about Jack Sprat (the guy who could eat no fat) and his wife (the one who could eat no lean), Lisa would be Jack and I would be the wife. When we go to restaurants, I usually finish my plate, and then finish all of her plate except for the one or two bites she took.
Now Lisa is the sweetest thing on earth–she’s always told me that she “like chubby guys”. On the other hand, because she’s concerned about my health she’s been dropping hints lately. This culminated in a challenge: could I lose 25 pounds by our wedding. 😛
While we don’t have a date set yet, I’ve decided to take her up on her challenge. And so, I will be starting up again. I think this time I’ll use NFL Training Camp, which I paid $60 for and never used (it’s down to $25 now). There’s a 60 day challenge, so hopefully this time nothing will get in my way!
One thing I never did was to THANK the members of the NutWiiSys EA Sports group. Until the flu and the bike incident, you guys were GREAT motivation for me. I am so proud of what we accomplished as a group. The latest stats are:
1) We ran a total of 119 MILES!
2) We completed 198 workouts
3) We worked out for 95 hours and 13 minutes
4) We burned 37,062 calories!
I see that some of you are still going, even though I’ve fallen off the wagon. Maiphp, keep up the great work! Holythorn, congrats for finishing the 9 week program before I did 😉
Sadly, EA Sports won’t let me track my NFL Training Camp stats in the EA Sports Active 2 group. But if anyone has NFL Training Camp and would like to work out alongside of me, let me know and I’ll set up another group!
In any case, I will keep you informed of my progress. Wish me luck!