I tried the EA Sports Active yesterday, and overall, I LOVED it. I love how it’s such a mix of cardio and strength training, and that the activities are constantly changing, so you won’t get bored. I love how you can choose the type of music you want to workout to. I love that Bob Greene (Oprah’s trainer) is the man behind the moves. I love that it has a 30-Day Challenge built right in. I love that the trainer pushes you if he doesn’t recognize you moving.
What I don’t love about it is the fact that the leg belt doesn’t fit around my thigh. At all. Like I need 3-4 more inches. I tried to use the little extra strip of velcro they offer, but then found out that is included to actually make the leg band smaller. (Anyone who needs it to be that small probably doesn’t need to do the workout, right? Oh, did that sound bitter?) I tried to put the leg band around my calf, but when I did that, the trainer started yelling at me because he couldn’t recognize the squats I was doing.
I went on the EA Sports Active forum and found that a few other people are also having this problem.
Hello? EA Sports? Fat people like to workout, too. Do you think you could sell different sized leg bands so the larger among us don’t feel like such losers?
So now I have to make a trip to the fabric store to buy some sort of velcro to attach so the leg band will fit. I tell you, I haven’t felt this discouraged in a long time. Not that I couldn’t do the exercises, but that my thighs were so huge. I mean, I know how big they are, but seeing the size of the leg band and then knowing I needed a few more inches? It made me feel awful.
But not awful enough to give up. After all, if I keep up with the summer workout plan I’ve made for myself, that leg band will fit in no time!
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