As many of you may know, we Army soldiers are fit and rugged and can't be stomped into the ground by anyone who doesn't have a Ranger Tab. I mean, seriously, I wake up,...go do PT at 6:30 for 1 hour, then typically after work run 4 miles just to stay fit for the fight that keeps us safe. ((Doesn't hurt to look good for the gal at home either)).
Yet, this evening, instead of going for my run, I dawned my PT's and turned on our Wii to try a new exercise system we got called, "Your Shape". Its simple. A video camera captures you on one window, Jenny McCarthy Avatar barks orders at you on the left window. While the exercises is happening, a constant feed on how you are doing is being sent in through the feed on the camera. I thought it sound preposterous and decided to show this system what a 34 year old, United States Army Captain can do.
Choosing Advanced, Cardio, 30 minutes. I put the controller down and started the program. NOW...before I continue. God speaks to all us in mysterious ways. Tonight, in about 28 minutes, I had a vision. I saw a vicious Avatar with a Trident, red suit, yelling and screaming as I was perishing in a quadriceps burning hell. YES,...PAIN. I tell you. PAIN...then....POOF! It was over...
Sweaty back, front, face red, lactic acid overdose,...I slumped to the Culligan water oasis for my break. Jessica laughed,...I wanted to warn her like the Rich man to his brothers, but I couldn't...I want her to feel the wrath of Jenny tomorrow.
Bottomline: Wii, Your Shape. Two Thumbs up! Got some glitches but its worth it. I am feeling the burn. Maybe when the Army realizes that Crossfit is too ridiculously expensive, we will all get Wii's with Drill Sergeant McCarthy.