It’s day two of my Wii Fit dieting! How exciting! I hope I can keep this up.
Weight: 239.4 lbs
Wii Fit Age: 25
So today I got on the Wii Fit and did my body test, where it weighs you and tests your balance and everything. I had “gained” .6 lbs from yesterday (probably partially because of doing the test at a slightly different time of day, and partially because my weight fluctuates depending on whether I’ve just fed the baby, or not… and also it’s “that time of the month”), and the Wii Fit asks me something like “What do you think your weight gain was caused by?”. It then lists things like “not exercising” and “eating habits” and several other things that I can’t remember, as well as “I don’t know”. I selected the latter option, because there was no such option as “I haven’t breastfed my baby for 2 hours, and also, I’m retaining water”.
Anyway, after experiencing the disappointing report of a gain of .6 lbs, I went on to my aerobics fitness games. Today I worked out for a whole hour! Yay! I did it primarily because I unlocked the aerobic exercise “free step”. Free step is cool, because it beats out time for you over the Wiimote speaker instead of the TV speaker, so you can change to a different channel and still hear the beat on the Wiimote. You step to the beat on the balance board and it counts your steps as you do so. You can choose 10, 20 or 30 minute times on it. The only thing I found annoying was that every 100 steps or so, the trainer interrupts the beat entirely to say “200 steps!” or “Keep up with me!” or “10 minutes left!” or some other random thing. It knocked me out of beat entirely when she’d do that, so I’d lose steps. This made me sad.
But anyway, I played “Free Step” for 30 minutes while I watched “The Saint”, which is a movie starring Val Kilmer before he got fat and starred in “Deja Vu”. We don’t have cable, so I have to watch movies when I want entertainment. But anyway, I enjoyed doing that pretty well. It made the time go by a lot faster than it normally seems to.
For my other 30 minutes, I did the following:
“Basic Run” around the island for about 11 minutes. The running in place makes my calves hurt. Also it seems like the Wiimote in your pocket thing does not work quite right, because even though I was running at a steady pace, my Mii would randomly speed up and slow down on me. This causes the game to proclaim “You’re running at an unsteady pace” and then it tells you that running at an unsteady pace makes it harder for you to burn fat. This made me slightly angry at the game.
I also played the “Super Hula Hoop” game for 3 minutes. I like that game, except for that it expects you to lean to one side or the other to catch hula hoops and keep wiggling your hips. The thing that bothers me about that is that it seems to want you to pretty much take all your weight off of one of your legs before your Mii will lean. It’s awfully hard to wiggle your hips and stand on one leg at the same time.
For the rest of the time, I did the “Advanced Step” game, which I like alright, except that it seems like you have to step slightly before the beat to get a “perfect” on it. Also, I have a hard time doing the sideways steps correctly. It puts me off balance.
Anyway, I feel like I get a good workout from the game. I usually end up pretty sweaty and tired afterwards, so I think I’m doing well!
I had read someone else’s opinion on the Wii Fit the other day. He expressed the sentiment that he felt that the running in place was stupid and that everyone should just go outside and run instead… I disagree for several reasons:
1) Running around your own neighborhood is boring and hazardous.
2) It’s hot outside in the summer.
3) Running outside triggers my asthma.
4) Putting on shoes and socks takes too long. Also, socks make my feet get really hot and gross.
5) Water from water bottles tastes like plastic.
6) Running outside wears me out a lot faster.
7) When you have a young baby, getting them all dressed up and putting them in the stroller takes forever.
8) When you have a young baby, you’re not supposed to run with them. Also, jogging strollers cost a lot.
9) People don’t wait at home for you and clap and jump up and down when you finish running.
So that is why I enjoy running in place with the Wii Fit rather than going outside.
Well, that’s about it! We’ll see what happens tomorrow!