The first blow has been struck. Late last night I put in an order for the EA Sports Active with a few extras to make it a very scale-able workout. I've heard that it starts out very difficult but that the intensity doesn't increase along with your progress, also that the wiimote and nunchuck can be awkward. So in addition to the game, I picked up a set of resistance bands, some boxing gloves that hold the wiimote for you and a wireless nunchuck. I will probably end up using wrist and ankle weights by the end of the month, but that can be picked up for a few bucks at wal-mart.
I'm excited. There will be much more to come, plenty to analyze. As soon as the equipment gets here, we will determine my baseline and get to work.