W00t, my dance mats are finally getting shipped over here by Lik-Sang.com. Well, there still isn’t any UPS tracking code available, but at least the status changed from that three days old “Preparing Order” to “Now Shipping.”
I’m really looking forward to some serious dance action as an instrument of fitness improvement without public self-humiliation that my mind associates with dragging my lazy ass out there for some exercise. However, the indoor soccer we played yesterday with a friend and a bunch of nearly total strangers didn’t feel that much of humiliation… Yes, I was totally out of shape, but somehow I managed to run around the place for the entire fourtyfive.
Anyway, having tested the dance mat gaming for a week or so some time ago, I feel that that type of exercise fits me quite well. I mean, being an impatient offspring of Everything To Me Right Now generation, getting instant feedback from exercise in the form of game scores is far better and far more motivating than going jogging outside each day for two weeks before noticing any significant improvement in my form. I suppose other lazy (like me) people could find similar truth, so here are links to the products I’m getting:
- Topway Dance Mat, got two of these to play matches
- Mayflash Super Dual Box, which is a USB adapter for two PlayStation joypads (which the dance mats actually are), this enables PC playing
Of course, the StepMania game (and some dance files) is required for playing. It’s free, and the physical objects don’t cost that much either, so this hobby can be regarded as cheap… And most importantly, as public self-humiliation evading activity. 😉
[Update 5:24PM] W00t, received a UPS tracking code for the package! Now I just have to refresh t3h tracking page until it arrives at my door step. 🙂 (Seriously, no…)