Silver Status on Yourself! Fitness

By Laura Moncur @ 4:19 pm — Filed under:

I made Silver on Yourself! Fitness today. That opened up the Alpine Retreat exercise space and let me use the Techno music. I really liked the Alpine Retreat. There was a mountain biker that drove by in the background a couple of times and a hot air balloon gently floated over the water. I don’t know why those little extras make things more enjoyable for me, but they really do. It reminded me of being up at Snowbird. The Snowbird Ski Resort has a nice open space where they have Oktober Fest and I imagined I was up in the Wasatch mountains exercising.

By the way, if you don’t exercise for a week, she does give you a lecture about consistency. When you start exercising regularly again, she gives you a lot of positive feedback. She has told me two corny jokes. Yesterday, I wasn’t too happy about exercising, so I chose the “You’re lucky I’m here” selection. She responded, “Kind of like my date last night.” This morning, she asked me if I’m always this animated and then said, “I am, get it?” You know… because she’s computer animated… Yeah, I didn’t think they were funny either, but she never tells jokes when I’m exercising. That’s the important thing.

On another note, tomorrow is my second DDR-U2 workout with Sinistar, the editor of DDR4Health, on Xbox Live. We are meeting at 7am Eastern (5am Mountain), so if anyone wants to join us, we have room for two more people. We play the songs on Light for 30 minutes and let the computer choose them at random. I’m excited for this workout. It gives me something to look forward to during the week.

I am really enjoying all the exercise options that are available to me. I still have both gym memberships, but I haven’t used either one in a long time. I’m getting workouts that are just as intense as I would at the gym, but I don’t have to leave the house. I can just hop in the shower afterward and get ready for work. Something about not going to the gym bothers me, though, and it’s not the fact that I’m paying for something that I’m not using.

I think that being at the gym is a positive influence on me because there are people there who are uber-fit. Having someone to look up to and strive to be like is really inspirational. The brown-haired girl from the Bosu Incident could have been one of those people. She was able to perform every exercise that the teacher asked without a flaw. She was really good and really fit, but instead of being a role model, she brought back every junior high nightmare in one vivid flashback. Even though the brown-haired girl isn’t at 24 Hour Fitness, I’m reluctant to go there.

I haven’t worked out the whole gym thing. Maybe the gym isn’t right for me, even though I have found inspiration there. I don’t know the answer to this yet, but I’m still working on it. In the meantime, you’ll find me exercising at the Alpine Resort on Yourself! Fitness. There are no brown-haired girls there. Maya’s my personal trainer and she never makes fun of me.


4 Responses to “Silver Status on Yourself! Fitness”

  1. Sinistar Says:

    I just got Yourself!Fitness. That lady will kick your ass. I have to admit to hitting the “decrease difficulty” option during my workout today, but then I had to bump it up again once it got into the stretching as Maya was throwing in some seriously long and unnecessary breaks.

    Here’s a tip, though. Don’t go through a Y!F workout after playing one and a half hours of Ultramix 2. My rear hurts.

  2. carmasanta Says:

    i have this game and ilove it .. but.. i dont know how open the others place.. i have concistence .. i wokout every day but dont open the others place..:(

  3. Laura Moncur Says:

    To open the levels, you have to make a commitment and keep it. To make the commitment, you have to go into the Commitment, then Calendar section and set how many days and how long you are willing to exercise. Then, you have to do what you said you were going to do for at least five workouts in a row. If you miss a day that you said you were going to exercise, it starts you back at zero.

    Good Luck!

  4. radman Says:

    I wanted to post this as a comment but wasn’t sure where. You can paste it as a comment if you want.

    My question:

    relates to different types of exercise. I have never been able to keep up excercise… but I have been useing DDR and have been able to keep it up for a year.

    I currently do DDR 3X a week at heavy level. It seems like it is a good workout for my lower body but, even though I get out of breath during each song, there is about 20 seconds between songs and the overall intensity just isn’t there. It says I have done 10 miles…but I am not near as fatigues;/winded as if I jogged 10 miles… or even did 20 min on a treadmill(which I can’t stand doing). I love the DDR and am spending lots of time at it at a high level, but I haven’t really lost any weight and wonder if it is having an effect aside from lower body moscle toning… I have been going to the gym 2-3x a week and doing strength exercises for upper body and have enjoyed that. I was thinking of using the Yourself fitness to get more consistant aerobic exercise to lose some pounds (which I haven’t done with DDR). What are your thoughts on this? How would you integrate these different things (or would you?)

    sorry about the double post…wasn’t sure if it would get seen thx

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