Fun while it lasted!

So our 3 week Xbox 360 Kinect challenge has come to an end.

Unfortunately I never really stood a chance as I got sick, oink, 3 days into the challenge and it took me almost 2 weeks to recover.

At the end of 3 weeks this is what my stats look like:

  • Calories burned: 260 🙁
  • Time spent: 2h 13m
  • Workouts: 4
  • Distance travelled: 5.1km
  • Average heart rate: 107 beats per minute
  • Average heart rate recovery time: 2 min 9 seconds
  • Weight loss: Im not entirely sure how much I lost but I DID lose weight, unfortunately I cant credit any exercise with the loss but I can credit being violently ill for almost a week 🙁

All in all this challenge was an epic failure for me but I did have fun while I was able to exercise.

  • I didnt have to get dressed and travel to a crowded gym.
  • I could workout in my pj’s (ok, only once but still) if I wanted to.
  • I could swear like a sailor at the terminally perky and upbeat personal trainer and he never took any offence.

Every shop that stocks Xbox and Kinect that we have come across in the last few weeks has had a visit from me, looking for the best deal on a complete unit.  I am definitely going to be getting me one of these babies in future 🙂

Looking forward to the winner being announced soon!!


Ok, so not that kind of goal…

Nope, Im talking about my Xbox 360 Kinect Mommy Blogger Challenge goals.

The one thing I dont need to do is lose weight.  What I DO need to do though is raise my fitness levels.

I can barely walk up a (short) flight of stairs without having to stop half way and catch my breath.  Its embarrassing.  So my goal is to get fit and strong.

My second goal is to get Paul fit and strong or at least get him started on that road.  So I will be creating a profile for him too and every night after the kids are in bed we are going to challenge each other.


Move it!

I am so excited.

I have been asked to participate in a mommy blogger challenge by Xbox 360 Kinect!

Basically we have to set a few SMART goals and then we have 3 weeks in which to do our best in reaching them.  The person who does the best (as judged by an Xbox representative) gets to keep their Xbox bundle!

I have never really been a gamer, the last console I owned was a Nintendo circa 1985 and my favourite games were Super Mario Bros and Tetris.

Having recently given birth to my second child and not doing ANY exercise (much to my gym bunny moms horror!) Im quite looking forward to giving the Kinect a bash.  My main goal is to raise my fitness levels and also to get Paul and Aaron involved in getting fit too.

Im looking forward to challenging myself and to seeing how my fellow mommy bloggers do too.

Speaking of which, let me introduce them to you.





Please take a moment to follow these lovely ladies and offer them some support and encouragement during our challenge!