Skip to main content

Gaming and Fitness - Year One #gamedevdiet

Ok, So maybe not a full year - but last July I blogged about our attempts to keep healthy - and in the intervening time I've kind of worked out what I like doing.

I mentioned last July I enjoyed the boxing games on the EA game enough that I did make it to some boxercise classes at Riverside - the first one was lovely, mixed small group - but I ached afterwards - for days. I went to a couple more but the ratio of males / females soon dropped to just males (in fact entirely made up out of other trainers in the gym and some of my 2nd year students) So since I wasn't really enjoying it I gave it up.

Zumba's still going strong, in fact I brought the Zumab Wii game from Tesco - out of curiosity and some good reviews, and it's pretty faithful to Emily's classes, which meant a year of Zumba hasn't been wasted if I can score 'Zumba Pro' on my first attempt.

I also picked up a second hand Wii Fit Plus Kit, so now we have a balance board - and I have to admit it's pretty good fun - even Pete was having a go. It also unlocks a whole series of extra exercises in the EA Personal Trainer - whch is good, because I did get a little bored of that.

I also have Just Dance - again, which I've only scratched the surface of..

Which leaves me to a dilemma - I don't want want to get bored of any of them, and I'm determined to do 30 mins every morning of Wii Related exercise - and I think I have a solution (and it is in fairness the same solution I have for most things) - LET THE DICE DECIDE!


3 - Zumba

And we'll see how we go, if I get bored, if I actually lose weight...

Popular posts from this blog

Easter / May Holiday Round Up

Ok, so it's the last day of the long, extended Easter / May / Royal Wedding break - and just for my own sanity a little bit of a round up.
Games The thing I've realised is that I really really like sim / strategy / tactics games - and RPG's - but mainly games that are silly, or have a big comedy aspect. So, even though things like Arkham Asylum are pretty, and I'm sure Portal 2 is great - (I've not finished Portal yet) - I've logged so many, many hours playing Evil Genius over the last week or so. I've also played a lot of Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes & Magicka (I'm up for playing Magicka Multiplayer if anyone else has it - add me on Steam etc etc)
I've already mentioned the Bank Holiday Wii Game session
And board games - Afternoon Play(I've spent a bit of time tidying up some of the stuff on AP - including a blog with links to all the games we've played.) was yesterday and by request of people I brought the Lego Creationary game - a bit o…

Perfect Overnight Oats Methods

I've been trying to cut down on spending money in work (sorry lovely Squeezebox) so in an effort to break up the monotony of making cup'a'porridge every day - and also the fact that only Tesco's sell it - I've started down the pinterst-tastic overnight oats train - in mason jars because they turn out to be super cheap from home bargains

Overnight oats breakfast meal prep for the next few days and I've finally found a use for the jam funnel @lottierouxel brought me ages ago (I'm fairly rubbish at making Jam it turns out) #mealprep #vintagekitchen #masonjars A post shared by Nia Wearn (@wormella83) on Aug 12, 2018 at 8:23am PDT Which also means I can now prep 5 day of breakfasts in one short Sunday night meal prep blitz (I'm making layerd salads in bulk too - not together, that would be weird)

Anyway - I've got it down I think after a few weeks of experiments


1/4 cup of oats1/4 cup of skimmed milkA tablespoon of chia seeds (I assume these have magic pr…

Tofu Recipe Round Up

More for my own benefit then anything else I'm going to round up my favourite go-to weeknight tofu recipes. This is different from my pinterest board which is full of things I haven't necessarily tried yet but look yummy.

Vegan Tofu Taco Crumbles

Vietnamese Fried Tofu w/ Tomato Sauce – Dau Sot Ca Chua (I airfry the tofu for this one)
I also like to slather it in BBQ sauce and bake it for about 40 mins with peppers and onions before adding it to wraps with some salad.
I've also found it's a great substitute for paneer in things - it's not quite there but it's close

oh, and if I do need to press it, and I haven't got time (which is almost always) I used the microwave method from this chirpy little video