Monthly Archive for January, 2006

DDR Exercise Journal: 01-31-06

Duration: About 1 hour
Weigh in: 181.4 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 6.4 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max Extreme + DDR Festival
Notable Scores:
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Notes:
Man, my calves were really getting super sore and cramped today. I think I should probably let them rest or something, so I’ll take off tomorrow. After I warmed up it stopped hurting, but I’d rather just let em build up or do whatever they need to do.

I also think my pad is getting busted, but maybe that’s just my excuse for doing worse than usual. I had a spare pad, but I dunno where it went. Oh well. I guess if I can AA on a song, that means the pad is working at least ok. It just seems to want to forget about a step every now and then…

DDR Exercise Log 01-30-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 182.2 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 7.2 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max Extreme (Japanese Version)
Notable Scores:
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Notes:
I think that either my pad is getting busted, or my brain is getting busted. Seriously, it’s like the left arrow just chooses not to work sometimes. That’s one of the most distracting things when playing DDR. I think that when this pad busts, it’s time to get a metal pad.

Regarding the workout, I was getting all cramped up at first, but it went away once I warmed up. I dunno if that means I should rest, or keep going. Oh well. I’m a workaholic, so I guess I’ll keep going.

Diet Tip: Toss out the Soda!

Some people call it “soda,” and some call it “pop,” but whatever you call it, it’ll kill your diet! Soda contains tons of calories, sugars, and caffeine, and has pretty much zero nutritional value. The calories and sugars will add to your weight, and the caffeine isn’t good for you either.

Rather than drinking soda, which dehydrates you, think about drinking water when DDRing. It’ll probably improve your performance as well as your diet progress.

I’ve slowly been phasing out soda and drinking water and occasionally sports drinks instead. I wouldn’t drink Gatorade all the time though, because sports drinks have quite a few calories and sugars themselves. I’d have to say that, overall, not drinking so much soda has helped me feel better and has contributed to my weight loss.

DDR Exercise Log: 01-29-06

Duration: About 40 minutes
Weigh in: 181.6 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 6.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max 2

Notable Scores:
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Notes:
So I decided to take it a little easy today. I must have been somewhat dehydrated, because my muscles started to get tired pretty fast. It could also have been that I was playing some unfamiliar songs on DDR Max2. I think I need some more practice on a few of those. It seems my photo taking skills need some work too ;). Anyway, I still played more than 30 minutes. I’ll see where I’m at tomorrow.

DDR Workout Log 01-28-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 182.2 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 7.2 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max
Notable Scores:

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Notes:
So pretty much a normal workout here. I found a few songs on DDR Max I hadn’t played in a while, so that kept it from getting kinda boring. For a while, I thought there was only one version of “Candy” but apparently there’s one with a heart, and one with a star. The one with a star is much harder.

I think my calves are getting really built. Like they’re all muscley now! Hopefully this will enable me to fight crime and jump long distances in addition to playing DDR well.