Wednesday, April 21, 2010

XBOX is helping me get my EX-ercise on!

I've promised myself that I'm going to eat better, exercise more and just treat myself with better care therefore I'm always looking for new ways to get my "fitness on" so when XBOX invited me to try out their new "Project Natal" I couldn't say no.

This new video game allows you to use your body as the controller which means you get to move...a lot! I got the chance to try out their new video game "Ricochet". The object of the game is to hit a ball back and forth against a wall with whatever body part you can. You can use your hands, feet, hips, basically anything goes. I played it for about 5 min and I was already sweating! Burning calories AND playing video games is definitely a great combination. I will post a video which I shot with my handy new Flip-cam, provided by XBOX, so check back to see all the action.

All that moving made me hungry so I was happy to sample all their yummy appetizers. I loved their miniature burgers, grilled cheese and reuben sandwiches. Small portions equal smaller calories which is just the right amount for me (although, by the look on my daughter's face she doesn't seem to agree).

I was glad XBOX made it a family-friendly event which allowed me to bring my husband and daughter along.

She loved watching all the people in action and she would play along side them as they kicked and punched at the screen.

Fellow mom blogger Eunice's son Harry testing out the new Project Natal.

I think one of the event's highlights for my daughter may have been Tyler, balloon artist extraordinnaire! (Being that she's only 19 months old and can't fully comprehend video games yet). I thought I was stretching it by requesting an Elmo but that was nothin'.

A very satisfied customer

This guy made a frog, a bee, a ninja turtle, a bear riding a unicorn AND Hello Kitty!!! Kudos to XBOX for bringing Tyler. He was like the pied piper, everywhere he went a mob of balloon-seeking kids followed.

I know some of you are probably wondering when you can take part in the XBOX Project Natal experience. This new video game will be released prior to the holidays which means it will make for a perfect gift of fun and fitness. I know it's going on "my" list to Santa... yes, I still believe in Santa.

Thank you XBOX for allowing me and my family to be one of the first to experience Project Natal! Looking forward to owning it in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It's like a new event every week! Awesome!