Review update: Xbox Kinect: Your Shape

At Christmas I was kindly given an Xbox Kinect with Your Shape to help with my fitness regime. I wrote my first post about it here. I promised to keep you updated on how things are going in that blog, so how have things gone in January?

I have to admit, I haven’t used it quite as much as I anticipated. One of the problems is that it is not something that requires going out and doing, so its not programmed into my diary. I think this has had an impact on its effectiveness as I have used it sporadically rather than regularly. I have found that it is actually quite hard to use it with a child as well as this interrupts the programme and your ability to do it. As a mum that limits you to using it at the crack of dawn or in the evening.

However, when you do fire it up it is as much fun as it ever was and becomes addictive. One evening I used it for nearly an hour and a half. I really like the boxing and have discovered the addictive power of the yoga training. I think it’s because I used to go to Yoga classes fairly regularly and I can actually do most of the moves without too much effort.

One of the other aspects I have enjoyed is the way that myself and my husband have got into competitive calorie loss games. The temptation to rack up more calories burnt than him during a workout has proved a brilliant way of involving him.

All in all, it’s still great, I just need to pull my socks up and do it every night…


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