Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wii Fit, Day 5

Weight down a little - not enough to blink at. I totally botched the balance test, though, and my Wii Fit age was 39!

45 credit session tonight.

I started with the long Basic Run, then Advanced step, Hula Hoop twice (once clockwise, once counter-clockwise), and advanced Rhythm Boxing. I then moved to the yoga section and did everything that I had unlocked so far: Half Moon, Sun Salutation, Warrior, Chair, Standing Knee, Tree, and Palm Tree (this one twice). I had unlocked Snowboard Slalom, so I tried that a couple of times, then worked on eliminating Bryan from the top 10 ski jump scores. I have 8/10 for now. =)

The balance games are the most fun, so I'm trying to use those as bonus for doing other stuff. I am definitely avoiding the strength section, and I need to stop that. Next time!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wii Fit, Day 4

Last night, I had a 42-credit session. My weight had gone up a negligible amount. Go figure. (See? This is why having a scale around is annoying!)

I started with a long Basic Run, then hit the Basic Step. As I had hoped, that unlocked Advanced Step, which I did twice. Much harder, coordination-wise! Then I did the ski slalom a dozen or so times, trying to knock off Bryan's high score. I didn't, but I scored a 2nd place finally. In that process, I unlocked the Rhythm Boxing and did it twice. Fun!

I don't know that I'm going to make any major weight-loss goals doing Wii Fit, but it's fun, and we're filing it under "Much Better Than Doing Nothing"!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wii Fit, Day 3

I just finished up a 32-credit session on the Fit. For the Body Test, I was down less than a pound, so essentially the same.

Today I started with Basic Step, Hula Hoop, and Basic Run. Next I tried to knock of Bryan's high scores on the ski jump and the balance bubble, then headed over to try out Yoga. The balance games are definitely the most fun, but I'm not going to spend all of my time there, obviously.

The muscles that were tired yesterday are sore today, so it felt good to warm them up!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wii Fit, Day 2

It took me longer to get back to the Fit, but I finally carved out 45 minutes last night.

First, I did the body test, and I weighed exactly the same as last Wednesday night. I did better on the balance tests, though, so my Wii Fit Age was down in the 20's! Bryan has definite issues with how much credit Wii Fit gives you for good, even, balance. He's arguably in better shape than me and definitely stronger, but the Wii Fit loves me more. Thanks, Miss Melva, for all of the posture lessons as a young dance student!

Next, I tried out the strength training exercises. I did the single leg extension, torso twists, lunges, push-up and side plank, and jackknife. I barely got through the lunges, and I'm feelin' it today. The push-ups were the hardest, and I even let myself do girl ones. Hard!

Then I went to the aerobics section and did the hula hoop a couple of times, basic step, and a basic run. Hula Hoop was hilarious, and I can see how that would get hard. I think I will like step - I'll have to add arms. I think the run would be best as a warm-up. Running in place just isn't as hard as running outside!

Finally, I headed over to the balance games to try to top some of Bryan's records he'd stayed up late last Wednesday to establish. It took me 5-6 times to beat his best score on the Ski Slalom, and I also tried the ski jump. My legs were toast, though.

It took 45 minutes to gain 30 credits, so I'll have to remember that. For now, 30-credit sessions are my goal. I'm having fun just playing everything, but I should probably have a plan eventually. I know there are programs online you can use, so we'll see.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wii Fit

Hey there! I really hate that I am a flake about this. Maybe I will pick c25k back up when it cools off? I don't know.

BUT! Since all of you read Crawford House, you know that we finally got the Wii Fit. We got it set up last night, and it was pretty interesting to see what it could do.

I went first. My balance was only very slightly back and to the left. I will be the first to admit that my posture stinks a lot of the time, but I do know what it should be. I grew up dancing, so there's some training in there somewhere!

The surprising news was that I weighed in (at night! just before starting my period!) at 151, which means I have lost 6-7 lbs since starting this blog last spring. That's good! It measured my BMI at 23.76, which put me on the high side of the normal range. Normal! I really thought I'd be overweight. Wii wants your BMI to be 22, which is 10 lbs for me.

My Wii Fit age was 34, only +1! Very encouraging.

Bryan set up his Mii, too, but I won't share his stats here. It was just nice to do together, and it will be fun to try to beat each others' high scores on the games.

Speaking of games, we gave the balance games a try. Harder than they look! Skiing was the most fun, but soccer was the funniest to watch. I'm looking forward to checking out the rest!