Exercise for the sake of living a healthy lifestyle or getting jacked has never been a strong enough motivator for me to do it. Many forms of exercise aren’t fun in and of themselves. However, if the exercise is tied to some sort of sport, game, or activity, I’m more likely to buy in. For example, I never could find the motivation to run for the sake of running, but I’ll hightail it in a game of basketball.
That philosophical difference between running and playing basketball is largely the same thing that separates Wii Fit and Ring Fit Adventure.
Fitness class is in session! We clock in one heck of a workout in this session of Ring Fit Adventure! Would you pay for a membership to my workout class?
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My exercise journey begins here! Dragaux is on the loose and we have to stop him…with exercise! Watch me play through world 1 of Ring Fit Adventure with this direct feed footage! Would you be interested in watching me commentate in real time or…actually exercising with the camera on? The latter might be a bridge too far, but this was actually a lot of fun to play and I’m open to do more with it!
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I’ve been on the losing end of an ongoing battle with weight loss for quite a while. Most recently, my efforts last spring were completely stifled by a foot injury sustained while exercising. The pain still persists when I try to run, but getting custom inserts made for my running shoes has gone a long way towards being active again. Besides the orthopedic inserts, I have a new and unlikely tool in my quest for better health: my Apple Watch.
About a year ago, I was standing on the outdoor scale at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. As someone who hadn’t stepped on one in a very long time, those rising numbers came up and smacked me like an uppercut to the chin. I know I hadn’t done anything to keep that number down, but having the number be that high and exposed in a public venue like that was a certainly a wake-up call.
Though I sat on my butt for far too long, I finally found the motivation to do something about it. It’s been over a month since I started hitting the gym and I definitely feel better. I’m better able to withstand the stresses that come with this cardio-focused workout. Strictly from a visual perspective, I think that my face and my gut are less pronounced than they used to be as well. Having recently stepped on the scale, the results caught me off guard.
Despite an active involvement in sports for most of my life, I’ve been allergic to exercise. I’ve never liked the act of physical activity without some sort of inherent objective to work towards. I’ll run up and down a basketball court all day in pursuit of a win, but running on a treadmill usually wears out its welcome very quickly.
For the few times that I was disciplined enough to stick with it, I had to find a goal beyond the immediate activity at hand.