Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sad News

While googling for information today on news on a sequel for Yourself!Fitness (as it was rumored one would be out Q4 2006), I found out the real news.

There was a Conference in September to promote Games for Health and ResponDesign participated.

ResponDesign, the creators of Yourself Fitness followed up by bringing us back to reality. The talk kicked off with Yourself Fitness no longer being in stores and there is no sequel in the works. While ResponDesigns has an uncertain future there is still strong support and need for the exergaming space. They also feel having compelling software is what is required to get people to exercise and to solve the obesity epidemic.

No mention of Eye Toy: Kinetics (which we've already established: I hate... too negative and I found the camera to not be very reliable).

But what the hell I'm I to do now? I was soooo looking forward to a new Yourself!Fitness!

Okay, let me say I was just complaining about this to Lauren (love IM) and she said I should just do my own.

Well, actually that's not really that far fetched, ya know. Microsoft is (has?) released a game developer kit for the 360. Let me rephrased that: an affordable game developer kit (normally console development kits run in the tens of thousands). That means for the cost of a 360, plus the cost of the development kit, I "could" create my own Yourself!Fitness type program. However, my personal trainer will be either Dante:
or Kain:
Ya, I think that might just motivate me...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Daily Struggle

Not much new going on. I continue to struggle with my focus. On anything. I don't feel much like knitting and I'm doing it sporatically. I'm doing a little bit of sewing, but not consistantly. I am doing my workouts, but I'm just going thru the motions, basically doing the bare minimal (which is an improvement, as I had basically taken a whole week off). I'm not playing any games (Ratchet Deadlock was such a disappointment). I'm not even watching much of the baseball playoffs. I have them on, but I'm not paying attention to the games.

So what's up with all of that? What am I doing with my time? I have no idea. I just seem to be drifting from day to day. I'm starting to get a little freaked out by my lack of interest in anything.

I know it's time to try something new. Either learn something, take a class, try a new workout or maybe even a vacation (it's been 2.5 years since Matt and I took a vacation). I need something to kick me in the butt to get excited about something! Anything!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Steady As She Goes

I was able to do my workout with Yourself!Fitness yesterday. "Able" is a good description. The hormone thing reared it's ugly head (thank you body... I'm loving the 3 week cycle! HA!) and wasn't sure I had the energy to do a workout.

I figured worse comes to worse, I'll just walk on the treadmill. I wanted to give it a try and so I put Maya in my Xbox. The cardio section was fine, and it actually felt pretty good. However, the weight lifting was an issue, so I didn't do the whole thing. I still feel like I got a good workout and I plan on doing the treadmill today (as per my normal schedule).

I didn't drink as much diet soda as I have been and I'm thrilled with that. The less soda, the more water I get.

I'm not quite at the sacrifice to lose weight part yet, but I do feel like I'm back to routine on the workouts and the balanced eating. The sacrificing is hard... especially when you have the experience to know how hard it is. On the other hand, having gotten this far, I know I can do it again.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Blogging Blahs

I'm not blogging as much as I normally do... on either of my blogs.

Usually with the Fitness blog, that's because I'm not working as hard as I should.

That's not the case this time. I just don't really feel motivated to do much blogging. I want to blog here, as I find it's good for me. Helps me to think about what and why I'm doing all of this. I enjoy reading other blogs as it helps me to stay focused (and remind me I'm not the only one struggling day to day with my workouts and food choices).

I've been blogging for a while. (I think my Knitting Blog turns 5 this year! Yikes!). No, don't worry, I'm not shutting either blog down (yes, the gaming blog didn't really work, did it?), but I have to admit that I'm just going thru the motions of blogging right now.

I'm planning on taking a week off from the knitting blog. Maybe that will help me focus a bit more on this one (and therefore help me stay focused on my workouts).

Let's see... today will be a Yourself!Fitness workout (upper body: 60 minutes). I'm also going to have to watch the diet soda intake... I'm back to 3 or 4 a day... and I would really rather only be drinking one. Each soda I drink is one less water that helps flush out my system!

Hmmm. Maybe it's time for an other Challenge?