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Week 6 Update – Oh No, what happened?

I’m getting pretty excited we’re almost ready to test some new mountains scenes in achieVRfit. That means a different view every time you go for a run!

Regarding the Bananas, it looks like a lot of you like the bananas, so we might be keeping them, just a little more testing with the diamonds. Thanks everyone for your feedback.

Weekly Stats:

I back tracked a little this week. Pizza three times this week might have had something to do with it. ūüôā It’s my Kryptonite, I always over eat when it comes to Pizza and honestly it is much easier for me to avoid it. But we were out with friends and bad life choices became the norm for me.

So last week I was down 2.2 lbs this week up 1.3lbs, I’ll try and make better choices this week.

However I was pretty active this week, both in VR and RR(Real Reality), odd I even need a term for that. I managed to get some golf in and Kayaking, obviously time with achieVRfit and did a couple new game reviews along side my regular workouts.

Total loss to date is 6 lbs in 6 weeks.

Fitbit stats for last week:

Steps: 92,324

Average Hours of Sleep: 6 Hours 13 Minutes

See you next week!

Week #5 Upadte – We Added Bananas!!

Today’s a special day, you’re going to get to see me running along a mountain path, collecting bananas. ¬†I know right! ¬†BANANAS.

I am going to ask a favour though, we’ve been having a pretty big debate internally here at achieVRfit. ¬†Should we have bananas or diamonds? ¬†So please weigh in with your thoughts.

Talking about weighing in, let’s take a look at my scale for the week.

As you can see I made some progress this week. ¬†2 lbs. ¬†I really did try and make sure I put the time in with achieVRfit and eating well. ¬†Here’s a plug for Panera, the Southwest Chicken Tortilla broth bowl, is super filling, tasty and low in calories.

Again though it is amazing how you crave those comfort processed foods.  Yet I can see a real difference when they are avoided.  Love to hear what people do to avoid those foods.

Total loss to date is 7bs in 5 weeks?  Seems like a good steady rate.

Fitbit stats for last week:

Steps: 82370

Average Hours of Sleep: 5 Hours 36 minutes (Yikes)

See you next week!



Week #4 of the Fitness Challenge

So here we are on¬†month in! ¬†It’s hard to believe.

I have to say, I’ve learned a lot, for instance, weighing yourself daily can be a little frustrating and motivating at the same time. ¬†You can swing a full two pounds in a day, so weighing in at the same time of day is really important. ¬†Salt seems to have a big impact, if I go to a movie and have popcorn, yet keep my calories under control, all that sodium seems to dump some temporary weight on me. ¬† It¬†drops away in a day but boy can it surprise you.

Here’s my scale this week:

You can see it’s down about another pound. ¬†So it is¬†slow going but at least steady.

The up side is working out is a little easier, and 30 minutes goes by pretty quick in achieVRfit.

Here are my Fitbit stats for the week.

Steps: 83,340

Sleep:  6 hours 28 minutes average

See you guys next week.

Week #3 of the Fitness Challenge


So we’re week three and here’s a picture of the scale:

One thing I find super helpful is logging. ¬†I’m using my Fitbit app to track the food going into my piehole. ¬†I find the better I do logging the better I do at losing weight. ¬†Anyone out there struggling, that would be my first suggestion, log your food.

Herre’s some stats from last week out of the Fitbit app.

77 869 Steps

Average Hours Slept per night: 6 hours 9 minutes.

That’s it, I’ll try and get more food shots, and we should have a new version of achieVRfit to show off this week.

achieVRfit used on an Exercise Bike!

Today we used achieVRfit, Virtual Reality Fitness App on a standard exercise bike. I’m testing it for everyone to make sure you can use it at home!

The team is getting excited about launching and getting this app into your hands. Make sure you subscribe for updates and first notice of the launch.


First look at AchieVRfit!

I’m super excited to show my first work out in AchieVRfit. ¬†I’ve tested it for 5 minutes here and there, but this is my first full 30 minute recorded work out. ¬†I time lapsed it so it was not boring, and we’re already making changes and improvements. ¬†But here it is in all its pre-release glory.

Let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts, we may not get it into the first release but we’ll do our best to add great ideas into future releases

Week #2

This is the first week and getting into a routine for exercising is the biggest obstacle, ¬†once exercising it’s great the games are fun, and the time flies by, but getting out of my head and go exercise is still in the way.

You have these habits of things you think you should do, and exercise is not part of your day, so it’s not something you think to do, even when it’s enjoyable. ¬†I’m going to try and pick a time that I stick to actually work out, try to make it a habit.

Again it’s not that I’m not enjoying it the opposite is true, but your mind tells you to do other things? ¬†Do other people find that as well?

Anyway¬†let’s break down the first full week:

Weight: 227.7


3 x 30 minutes session in achieVRfit Gear VR

2 x 15 minutes sessions in Knockout League HTC Vive

2 x 15 minutes sessions in AudioShield HTC Vive

1 x 10 minutes in Hot Squat HTC Vive

Here are some pictures of the food I ate this week.

Day #1 – Yikes!

Day #1: 229.7 lbs

Today is the day it started.  I had this plan to use virtual reality to lose weight.  Most types of #exerciseisboring.  I think we all relate to that.

Going to the gym, working out on the treadmill, it’s all pretty dull. ¬†I don’t have time to pack the car and go for an epic climb over the Rockies, or 4 hours to commit to a game of golf, all of which would be more exciting, and all though more fun activities are including in plan, I needed to come up with something fun while at home.

I love computers! ¬†I love tech, and most geeks will tell you the Technology is supposed to improve our lives, yet we find in many ways it simply gets in the way. ¬†I want to change that, even in a small way. ¬†That’s where the idea of acheiVRfit came from. ¬†A virtual reality fitness app.

Something you could use without buying another $2000 bike, something you slap into your Gear VR and use with your current equipment or even without any equipment at all.

So this is Day 1 and YIKES, you can see the pictures.


Pictures have a way of wiping your mental image away. ¬†In many ways, I still see myself as that 150 lbs high school kid, not the 40ish, 229lbs guy in these pictures. ¬†So we’re going to change reality with a little Virtual Reality, and try and get the pictures matching the mental image I have.

I’m going to be adding my progress, workouts, food, etc for you to see. ¬†I more than welcome anyone to journey with me. ¬†As achieVRfit gets built I really hope that others will want to try it.