Fat2Phat: Kinect – Day 9


Can motion-controlled fitness games help a gamer lose weight? That’s the question at the core of the all-new Fat2Phat series. I suffer from what I’d describe as ‘gamer body’: a body that is a bit tubby around the edges. I don’t want to join a gym and I don’t want to become one of those super-active fitness freaks. Instead, I want to see if I can lose weight from the comfort of my living room.

Can Kinect help me look more like this thinner version of me (straightened hair optional)?

I actually seriously used to look like that image above. And while I’ve filled out since then (including my beard, yeah!), I see no reason why I can’t return to a thinner, healthier version of me. The goal is simple: to use Kinect fitness games to see how much of a difference they can make. This is bound to start off without much of a result, but the aim is to keep at it for as long as possible and let the project evolve. Now, I’m not going to do this every day. Instead, the numbers in the titles refer to days that I actually do some sort of Kinect workout. To make things more fun, I’ll be live streaming as many of these as possible for you to laugh at. For those that miss the live broadcast, I’ll embed the videos below.


I’m actually starting to feel a lot better about these workouts. I’m still not doing them as frequently as I would like, but that’s something to build up towards. Even though I’m still a sweaty, panting mess by the end of my 20-minute sessions, the subsequent energy boost, clearheadedness and better sleep is already proving that this is something I should stick to.

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