Two years ago, I met my old friend Betty, A.K.A B.E, meaning, beauty exists. That’s what her beautiful diva-shaped body and good looks earned her when we were in high school. I on the other side was a shapeless tubby dude with nothing to win or lose.
This meant no girls to play around with or call my hubby, and the worst is that I had to spend my class breaks watching others kids play while I munch my worst curse, a cheeseburger. I can’t say it poisoned my life because finally have a chance to do what I really like.
I work, I have a beautiful wife and one kid, and the best part is, you’ll hate challenging me to XBox Fitness Adventures Game. What does Betty have to do with this?
What the meeting with Betty meant
Now here is Betty, walking towards me with a bag of groceries. The shocking part is, she’s totally changed. And by changed I mean, fat. I was to pee in my pants, right? This is the same girl I used to stare lustfully that I even ended up writing her name on my answer sheet.
Now she’s coming towards me with a bag of groceries, meaning I have to face her and talk with her, not like a shy, shapeless, obese dude in high school but as a grown man.
To surprise you, it didn’t even cross my mind. She was on the wrong side and according to my rational monkey brains, she needed my help, but first a “Hi” would be the best way to start.
Fortunately, I was bold enough to make the first step and surprisingly she responded as if hearing from me was like her dream come true. To forward the tape, we were in a restaurant. She ordered a lemon tea, while I stuck with my old cheeseburger.
Surprised, she asked, “Is this how you’ve been eating?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“But how is this possible, it looks like you spend all the twenty-four hours in a gym”, she continued, “what else do you do, I mean apart from work?”
Without blinking, I answered, “I play xBox”.
This is what I meant…
I play a lot of games in Xbox, but what got rid of my ugly self, is Xbox Kinetic where playing the game actually means working out. These are the parts that Betty couldn’t connect. So, she asked.
“How is that possible, you can’t eat cheeseburgers all the time, do nothing but works and play XBox and end up looking like Brad Pit”.
That really struck me so hard. I took out my phone to check out my charming physique, and the new Brad Pit look. Unfortunately, it was just the unshaved me. But not according to my old time dream girl. To her, I’ve been exercising and the only time my monkey brains realized that is when I came to figure out that eating a lot of cheeseburgers should make me look fat. Surprisingly, I wasn’t.
Thinking about it, I realized I had some great Idea that would help people like the fat Betty get rid of their worst nightmares. So, I introduced her to how playing Xbox made me look like Brad Pit. Here is what I was trying to tell her.
How Playing Xbox helped me lose weight
After work, I play Xbox adventures, take a bath and go to sleep. Here is the surprising part, playing Xbox is actually exercising and the best part, is, it is a true weight loss motivation.
Before I met my wife, I wasn’t one of the best recommendations for a girl searching for a perfect handsome prince. That would be someone with a great physique and at least a personality. The fact that I liked Xbox and eating like a pig made it harder for me to achieve any of those. Fortunately, I came across Xbox Kinetic. It was not only going to allow me to play Xbox but also exercising without getting tired easily. Knowing that, I went for it. Here is the amazing part.
How Xbox Kinetic works
Kinetic is simply a device that works best to track the movements I made without using any controller. My body was actually the controller. For a fat lazy person like me, this was going to be a hard task, but not when I pictured it as a game.
I started with 30 minutes and then moved to hours after a few weeks. Believe it or not, I lost up to 10 pounds in two months. Since I was doing this to impress the girls, I decided to increase my pace. I went for the newly introduced game by Ubisoft called Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. This allowed me to do more than I thought I could do and before I knew it, fitness gym was off my menu.
It tracked every movement I made, and almost all the videos were amazing. To maximize my workout benefits, I played the game early in the morning before work and after work.
The game allowed me to do almost everything apart from sit-ups and any other exercises done on the floor. However, it made me look like Hercules by working on my upper body, stomach and any other part a girl looking for a handsome prince would appreciate.
Approximately after eight months of an engaging combination of playtime and workout, I went to weigh myself and what I found out was incredible. I had lost approximately 70 lbs of fat. I was looking like Hercules, I had the guts to face any girl, found my now wife and the funniest part, Betty was two years ago calling me Brad Pit. I ended the short story.
That was too much that what she could take with a smiley face. I saw a tear roll down her eyes. She told me that her doctor had warned her of the dangers being an overweight person such as heart failure, breast cancer and more, but she hadn’t thought of a perfect way to stop any of these from happening.
Fortunately, she found me, a low-life high schooler who in some years back had no life. She bought XBox Kinetic, and we ended up doing the workouts together most of the times. Today the girl that could even give me her number, calls me and shares her progress, and all I do is smile and control.