Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just Dance 2 Review

Hello Peeps!

Today was another eventful day of painting! Drab.....BUT, we did get the trim done and we've decided to hire someone to texture our walls because of the damage around the windows and doors. There are lots of cracks that we just can't hide anymore. So tomorrow we'll paint our fireplace black (ballsy, I know!) and then we can relax the rest of our holiday vaca!

This morning for breakfast I tried and modified a smoothie recipe from my favorite blogger Gina over at The Fitnessista Blog. Here's my small modifications and it turned out beautifully! It's not pretty to look at, but please don't let that deter you-it's aMazing!!!

Green Goddess Smoothie
1 cup light vanilla soymilk (or skim milk)
1/2 banana
1 C. of fresh spinach
2 T. coconut
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (this can be omitted if you aren't the protein powder type-although you should be!)
1 t. vanilla
1 serving of pineapple with its juice

Blend together in a blender or with an immersion blender (what I did) and drink up! No need for sweeteners since the pineapple makes it naturally sweet. After drinking this, you'll start your day with almost 3 servings of fruits and veggies! Not bad, Missy! 7 PointsPlus

After Zumba tonight, I came home to eat a crock pot meal already made for me (I Heart Crock Pots!), took a shower and popped in my new Wii game the hubs got for me for Christmas-Just Dance 2!

I've played Just Dance only once at a friend's party and we all had a great time! I love dancing and I thought this would be right up my alley, weather I just want to dance to a few songs or if we are having a get-together with friends, I think this would be a great addition to our games!
The first two songs my husband wasn't around so I did A-Punk by Vampire Weekend (huge fan!) This happened to be a duet-oops! Still a decent little dance. Next was When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls-SNOOZE FEST! I couldn't believe I was doing this-a 5 year old could've done this dance! Then my hubs pointed out the easy rating and how "sweaty" you could get was on each song. OOHHHHH, well that helps a lot!
I have to say that we laughed and had a blast while doing this. There are 40 songs on the game but you can download more when you conquer those 40-SCORE! Plus, all music tastes are represented on this game-well, maybe not country-sorry folks! I WAS disappointed in that some of the songs weren't done by the original artists. Maybe they couldn't get the copyright, but Crazy in Love sung by "Studio Musicians" is just not the same as Beyonce!

B (the hubs) dancing to Sympathy for the Devil

I'm jammin' to Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) by Mika

Overall, I would give this a 4 out of 5 rating. This has the potential for tons of fun and kids would rock at this too! I can't wait for some friends to come over to give the "Battle Mode" a try!

One last item for the day is that I found out that I won my fantasy football league! This may not sound super exciting to you, but: 1. this is my first year, 2. I'm not a football expert nor did I study at all, 3. my first round pick was DeAngelo Williams-FAIL! 4. and I'm the only girl in this 12-person league! HOLLA! Representing for the female-folk over here! My hubbers is even in this league and I beat him out-I never get tired of reminding him of that;)

If you have tried Just Dance 2, let me know what you think of it. Are there any other "fitness" related video games you could recommend?


  1. I want an immersion blender. Might have to invest... :)
    Yay for dance games- it's always fun to do those kind of things w/ a large group!

  2. I'm thinking of getting Just Dance for the Wii. I loved Dance Dance Revolution back in the day. The smoothie looks yummy too!