Monday, September 24, 2007

Dancing my heart (and fat) away...

So this morning, I got up at the crack of dawn to play a dancing game on my XBox 360. You may think that this is a little off-topic on my normal gushing of my latest purchases/dream commodoties, but I assure you, I am very much on the same agenda here.

Let's face it, we all want to look good, and in order to look good, regardless if you plan on donning a one-of-a-kind frock or a big ol' potato sack, you need a good foundation to build on. I am ashamed to admit that I've been letting the foundation go to shits. I have exactly two months to get my body back in shape in time to attend a wedding in Bermuda and to celebrate my honey's big 3-0, so now is the time to put some effort into this embonpoint I call my body.

I am a creature of my environment, so although I can't quite pinpoint what it is exactly, I hate going to the gym. I hate the sterile and monotonous feeling, of being around other sweaty people, of having to lug my body out there for hours, away from my creature comforts. I'm an all-or-nothing kinda gal. I either fanatically go to the gym for hours on end, or if I feel like I'm only going to devote half an hour to something, I'd rather be doing something else, like taking a walk through the neighborhood, or even better, hula hooping while watching my fave TV shows. (My longest record non-stop on the hoop? 45 minutes, baby!)

So other than keeping my gym membership so that I have the option on hot days to take a dip in the swimming pool, the best activity that you can do, at home, for cheap, for fun, and in the privacy of your own home, is to play DDR. I am committing myself to include DDR as part of my full workout.

XBox 360 came out with Dance Dance Revolution Universe, and my, has the game improved on itself. For one, the music is SO much better now. They actually have hits you've heard of that are dance-friendly, instead of all that Euro-trash-pop that spat out synthesized chanting over uproarious bass beats that made no sense. I played for only 40 minutes this morning, having tried out 13 songs. I want to ante up the difficulty level, and maybe even try the Workout mode (I stayed on Game mode this morning 'cause I want those Achievements!), so overtime, my cardio workout will be more complex, and hopefully, will start to slim down my waistline.

I'll let you know if I see any effects over time, but considering all the personal accounts of little tubby boys losing tons of weight after playing DDR for hours, do I have any reason not to believe?


Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your entries so far. Good insight. Good luck on the workouts. :)

Ella Darcy said...

Thanks! I will try my best! :D