Final Week of My Fitness Diary aka I Heart Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012

by Leila on January 1, 2012

Thank you to Ubisoft for providing me with a copy of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 and sponsoring this fitness diary series. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

This is my final week of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 diary but I am going to continue to talk about my fitness progress with this game.

When I started this I thought it was going to end up requiring a lot of work and I was worried that I wasn’t going to see results.

I mean really when you think about losing weight with a video game that seems silly… too good to be true! Right? Wrong.

So very wrong.

In my first week I let you all know I started at 167lbs… this is the heaviest I’ve ever been without a baby brewing inside me. Actually just before this I was up to 171lbs. I knew I needed to lose weight but wasn’t making the time for it and wasn’t making the right lifestyle choices.

So this began a couple days before thanksgiving and I continued to make the time for Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 during the holiday madness.

Honestly it was a rad outlet. I had so many days when I was really frustrated. I was able to box out my frustrations, wind down with yoga, get my booty handed to me in a bootcamp and workout with my kids all from the comfort of my own home and on my own time.

It didn’t feel like I was working out. I was just picking the activities that I needed most at the moment and for the time I had.

It was glorious.

Earlier this week I have friends over who wanted to check out the game. We played this game for almost an hour! The multiplayer games are much more fun than I anticipated especially with a group of VERY competitive people. They will soon be owners of this game because they liked it so much.

We were all very sore the next day because we over did it but that is also a sign of a great workout!

This game has a fitness track for everyone. The best recipe for success is going to be determined on the player. Also, don’t let more than two days pass without playing… just make time for it! When I stopped thinking about it as a fitness program and more like a game… one that I had to win a lot of points like a greedy little point gnome.. I was flying through it.

My pants are falling off of my butt and I’m glad I have extra Christmas cash to get some new clothes. I’m down 11lbs and in the 150’s again… I also feel great. Like, really great. I honestly think I would have lost more weight had I not done this during the holidays when I spend a month eating with my family and friends!

I’m stoked to be starting the new year ahead of my New Years resolution!

Want to win a copy of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012? Comment on any of my fitness diary posts and I’ll be picking a winner at random!

About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.

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Courtney @centsablelady January 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Wow, I am so proud of you! 11 lbs is amazing progress over a 5 week period of time. Did you try to eat low carb or loosely follow a diet??I like that you can play this with friends and your family. I know that will really help to stick with it! I really would love to get this game. Thank you so much for this review!!


Leila January 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thank you!!! And you are very welcome for the review! I didn’t really follow any diet… I actually ate crappy like I usually especially with the holidays! The only changes I made were very limited fast food and I cut out soda and drank more water (and coffee.. and uh booze.. lol) I just made healthier choices the past month like not overloading my food with cheese and fatty stuff. But if you look at my post about and Slaters you will see I had a mountain high burger with a ton of deep fried goodies and I still lost weight LOL


Janice January 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

wow, fantastic job! I’d be happy to lose 11 lbs through “gaming”. 🙂 It really helps to have competitive players (lol) because actually they are quite motivating. I know it’d help me because I’m competitive too. 😉


Leila January 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Good luck on the giveaway! The competitive aspect of this game is what drove me the most… I gotta win win win! It’s also a lot of fun so that helps as well 😀
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Diana January 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

We just got a Kinect for the kids for Christmass but I love playing it as much as they do. Its helping me get my fat butt off the couch & is one more thing that we can all do together. I think their a bit shocked at how competitive grandma really is (I played basketball in both high school & college so yeah I am ). I have about 50lbs to lose and this sounds like something that would be right up my alley. I love your review/diary of this. I kind of hope you’ll continue.


Elena @CiaoMom January 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Congrats!! I have to admit that I have not been playing Just Dance 3 (one of my favorite non workout, workouts) lately–I need to get back to that! Loved the YSFE workout that we tried at Blogalicious–I can only imagine how much fun you had!
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Minta January 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Wow! Congrats on the weight loss, that is so awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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seasiderinthecity January 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That’s fantastic sustainable weight loss – well done!
I would love a copy of this game to try it for myself!
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Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock January 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I got an XBox for Christmas along with DanceCentral 2 so I could dance my fanny off. I saw this title in the store and was considering purchasing it. I’m glad to hear that you’re losing weight on it! Congratulations! I’ll definitely have to take a second look…
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Esther Irish January 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Looks like fun!
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Naomi January 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

We finally got an XBox so I’d love to give this a whirl. Something’s gotta change!
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Alissa January 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

This looks like a great way to get fit in 2012.


Headless Mom January 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

I’m DYING to try this! Like you, I’ve been needing to get moving for a while now.

Pick me! 😉


Tawanna March 2, 2012 at 6:24 am

Hey, I just started using the demo last night and im addicted already!! I had my mind set on Zumba (did demo) but now im thinking THIS is what I NEED!!! im in,nursing school with four children;7,5,3,1…i don’t have time to hit the gym because of my,busy life…im trying to get slim and fit fir my graduation this year 🙂 wish me,luck…this would really help


Jon March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

Are the multiplayer workouts done at the same time or do you alternate players? And congrats by the way!


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