Dear EA Sports Active Personal Trainer,

Where to begin?  I should start by saying that I really was happy to have you as my new personal trainer when I bought EA Sports Active More Workouts for the Wii.

I especially love the fact that I can now control your voice volume and how often you talk.  But you’ve been nice, and are not nearly as annoying as the Wii Fit trainer was.  Thought you should know that. ;-)

On to what I’m really writing you about.

I know my performance hasn’t been that great the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to explain.  You, being on the other side of the screen exercising with a beautiful view of  the ocean (oh, am I jealous), can’t possibly understand what it’s like… to try to complete your workouts when you have a two-year-old attached at the hip!

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes she is super cute.  Like when she mimics my movements and reaches her hands up high over her head, or kicks her leg out along with mine.  Nothing cuter.  But then, she decides she wants something to drink.  And if I don’t read her mind and respond within 15 seconds of her “pweese?”, she starts screaming.  All focus gone, and I run in to get her something to drink.  You probably think I’m lounging on the couch, taking a break, eating bon-bons.  Not true!

And when I try to do those awesomely effective ab exercises, what do you think she does?  Straddle my stomach like I’m just down there to entertain her.  Do you know how hard it is to do sit ups with a kid sitting on you?  I should get extra credit or something.  Seriously!

I’ve even had to do squats while holding her.  And when I collapsed before I could complete the last two, I wanted to tell you, to defend myself.  But there was no way!

So here I am.  Begging for mercy.  For some extra points, something!

That’s all.

Your Humble Trainee,

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15 Responses to Dear EA Sports Active Personal Trainer… {Fitness Friday}

  • My daughter is 15 months old and not walking or talking yet… but this is exactly why I’ve been doing my workouts during nap time. The other night I did my Active workout when her dad was home to play with her and apparently the inline skating was hilarious to her as I jumped. Glad I could entertain the peanut :-)
    .-= Angela D.´s last blog ..Mega Swagbucks Friday =-.

    • As I said, sometimes they’re REALLY cute! lol I generally try to do it during naptime, too. It’s just that my kid has amazing radar and knows when I’m up. *sigh*

      The inline skating is really fun for kids! :-) All that squatting and jumping, they sure have more fun than I do!

  • I’ve found the male trainer is bette-r the female trainer didn’t respond to my movements as accurately as the guy does- it shouldn’t make a difference, but it does.

  • wait.. I can control how often she talks?! TELL ME HOW!!!!!

    I also just got to my half way point on the 30 day challenge… when do I get to start doing ab stuff?

    .-= agoodbuild´s last blog ..{Beautiful Blogger} =-.

    • In EA Sports Active More Workouts, you can control the volume of her voice and how often she talks (under settings). I’ll let you know when I find out for sure where that is! I think you have those options in EA Sports Active as well. I like the volume of the music louder and the voice more like a background noise. lol

  • my son is 5 and loves to do the wii with me…but I do recall when he and his sister were younger trying to do exercises on dvds…and having them right under my feet and sitting on me while doing floor exercises…its definitely tough! love your post…very cute!

    oh yeah now doing the active…sometimes I get the dogs butt in my face instead of my kids…ewwwww!!!

  • Oh I so love this post. HA! We have the fit and EA Active as well and my 2 year old son does the exact same thing. Actually no matter what exercise I am doing he either decides he is thirsty, hungry, has to pee or poo everytime. Also forget about him going to potty alone during that time. I have to take him and hold his hands.

    Although I do get angry with my EA Active lady when she doesn’t recognize a squat or side lunge and I literally beat my leg to get her to see that yes I have done the exercise and yes I am holding it and holding it and holding it as she informs me that I am not. HA!

    Have a great day

    • I was beginning to think I was alone in this! :-) Glad I’m not. Misery loves company. lol

      I have trouble once in awhile with it recognizing all of my moves… actually I haven’t with EA Sports Active More Workouts. But I did the other day when I tried to do some of the ab exercises with a friend and it wasn’t recognizing it. Thought my batteries might be low.

      Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh man…my Active Fit is on backorder. I’ve been waiting for a couple of weeks now. *sigh* I like the Wi Fit Plus but I want a full workout routine to follow along to. My boy is almost 4 months and when daddy goes back to working nights I don’t know how I’m ever going to get a workout in…I need to lose this darn baby weight!!!
    .-= megscole64´s last blog ..Profit is Not a Dirty Word =-.

  • Very hilarious post. I enjoyed reading it. I know how it is because even thought my son is 11 now and I can just tell him to “go”, the two puppies are another story all together. Luckily I now have the spare room to use my wii in, and that comes with a lovely door I can close!
    .-= Gwenyth Love´s last blog ..Books Read in 2010 =-.

  • You definitely get extra points from me!!!
    .-= Real Life Sarah´s last blog ..Blog Planning with GO MOM DIY Organizer! =-.

  • Oh, this post cracked me up! I know what you mean about having to work out around kids. I have to do the same thing. But, usually when I have a long run at the end my 4 year old runs with me. That’s great motivation! *LOL*
    .-= CrAzY Working Mom´s last blog ..Why Do Mom’s Have An Easier Time Losing Weight? =-.

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