Alright, so I’ve got a lot of people asking me about the Kinect. How did I not see this coming? I figured – nerdy video game device that kicks my ass every day, who would want that? A LOT OF PEOPLE.
Keep in mind I am not a sponsor, so this is just information that you may or may not use to fit back into your pants after all of those holiday cookies. 🙂 So here is the information you need. The Kinect is an addition to Xbox. Its costs about $150 bucks. And what if you don’t have an Xbox to begin with? Well, Amazon is having a deal where you can get the Kinect AND Xbox for $299. Plus, if you buy it through clicking on these links, I actually do get a kick pack. Wee! The game we use to work out with is called Your Shape Fitness Evolved and is about $40 bucks. There is also a game called EA Active 2 that comes with some workout paraphernalia. The one pound workout gloves that we bought (great for the kick boxing classes) were branded by this game, even though we don’t have that one.
So the game we have tracks our calories and our bodies through heat censors and motion censors to make sure you are doing all of the movements correctly. Only when you do everything the right way do you get all of the calories you’ve burned added to your tally. If you only do the workout 85% correctly, you only get 85% of calories burned. In other words – if you are goal oriented and enjoy winning – it doesn’t let you cheat.
If any of you end up buying the Kinect or getting it for christmas – let me know how you like it and what games you have. The dance game is also really fun and makes me sweat. 🙂 It has the added bonus have encouraging dance offs between Kamel and I. And I always win. Mwaha!