Now This Should Be Interesting!

I’ve never made a secret about the fact that I am not a “gamer” in any shape or form, and attempting to play games with the knucklehead sees me wriggling in my seat and waving the controller around in the air trying to get my character to jump or move! The most complicated games I can manage are things like Bejewelled, Chuzzle and Zuma! I don’t think those even really qualify as games… 😛

Anyhoodle, blogging about my Weigh-Less adventure has caught the attention of Christopher from FH Digital! He has approached a few mommy bloggers to take part in a three week challenge to improve their fitness levels using the Xbox 360 Kinect (you can follow them on Twitter too)! Using the Kinect means I don’t have to use a controller and my jumping and waving may actually get me somewhere! 😀

The knucklehead and my Glugster are uber-stoked of course, and I have their full support in trying to win the challenge because if I win I get to keep my Xbox bundle as a prize! I’ll be blogging and tweeting about the challenge, and I’ll be competing against a couple of other mommy bloggers.
Here are some pictures of me opening up an unpacking my Xbox bundle!

How the competition will work is that the Xbox will connect to the internet and the winner of the challenge will be determined by the game scores on calories burnt, exercise time, scores, goal setting and goal achievement, and they’ve recommended we set goals using the SMART method so I will be working on my goals over the next few days. Oh, and the SMART method can be broken down as follows:

S – Specific (Significant, Simple)

M – Measurable (Meaningful, Motivational, Manageable)

A – Attainable (Appropriate, Achievable, Actionable, Aspirational)

R – Relevant (Realistic, Results focused, Results-oriented, Rewarding)

T – Time-bound (Time-based, Time-Specific, Time limited, Trackable, Tangible)

Let’s hope I don’t come out of this looking like a complete narna!!

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About Angel

Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

18 Responses to Now This Should Be Interesting!

  1. Gen says:

    They are super fun – We have one at home – GREAT FUN 🙂

  2. Jeanette says:

    Awesome!! Those Kinects are just awesome, the kids love it!

  3. SheBee says:

    I am totally jealous! I would have LOVED to do this too!

  4. Sharon says:

    Aaah ok I was confused when I read Gina’s blog, I thought this was your standard sit on your bum & play games thing. Is it better than the Nintendo Wii? J wants a Nintendo Wii for his birthday and i said I’d get him one.

  5. Louisa says:

    Good luck Angel, go kick some ass!

  6. Bobbi janay says:


  7. JEALOUS!!!!!!! OMG, I am gonna go green w/envy! I knew I should have been a better blogger! That is rad. You are going to have FUNFUNFUN!

  8. Oh I am so jealous! All the best. And btw our little boy was diagnosed yesterday – not ADD or ADHD just SID

  9. sleepyjane says:

    You are so going to rock this challenge. For reals.

  10. blackhuff says:

    Good luck!
    This is an excellent way to get fit. Great idea by the company.

  11. cassey says:

    Ooh fun, enjoy it 🙂

  12. Xbox360za says:

    All the best for the challenge!

  13. Tamara says:

    Awesome! I’d LOVE a Kinect. They’re fantastic – no lag time and no controllers. Enjoy it and good luck 🙂

  14. Alida says:

    This is very very cool. Hope you win!

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  16. phillygirl says:

    what a fabulous idea by Kinetic! And I will be holding thumbs for you too 🙂

  17. The Kinetic is SO much fun. Dave bought one for Jackson and he LOVES it. Good luck – I really hope you win.

  18. T says:

    I totally think you should get to keep it anyway *grin*