Ok, so I suck at updating, but I haven’t had much happen lately. I’ve been exercising still and eating well, so I’m now down to 213 lbs. That means I’ve lost almost 26 lbs overall now! I’m quite proud of myself. 🙂 Only 53 more lbs to go, so I’m 1/3 of the way there! Additionally, only 3 lbs to lose and I’m no longer Obese, I will just be Overweight! How wonderful!!
On another note, I bought My Fitness Coach, because I was honestly getting a little bored with the Wii Fit exercises. There is just not enough different aerobic exercises to do in Wii Fit and I hate having to pick out what I want to do. It takes like 45-50 minutes to do a 30 minute workout. But My Fitness Coach, which was only $30 new at Gamestop, is super cool. It doesn’t work with the Wii Balance Board (other than using it as a step) but it’s still nice. Kind of like an exercise video, only it’s different every time.
It has you take measurements of your body when you start your profile, asks what equipment you have on hand, figures out your fitness level, asks you what your goal is for yourself and then determines what exercises you should do to reach that goal. Then you commit to a certain amount of workouts each week.
I got the game yesterday, and I only played it yesterday (I try not to exercise on Sundays), but today I am SUPER sore. It had me focusing on my upper body and core muscles (with a little bit of cardio), and so now my back, abs, thighs, butt and arms all hurt. And it did it without using weights either. I exercised for 30 minutes total, split into two 15 minute sessions. You have to do a minimum of 15 minutes of working out when you play and it keeps you going and working the whole time! You can adjust how hard it is though if it’s too hard or too easy, which is nice. On the easiest level, it gives you a 15 second or so break in between exercises, which is a little too easy for me. 🙂
I do really like the game though, as it’s got a lot of variety (over 400 exercises, I hear) and it’s got some fun, variable music (which is one thing that seriously is lacking in Wii Fit). I really like that it also picks the exercises for me, depending on what areas of my body I want to target for the day. Also, it tells you how many calories you’ve burned at the end of your workout. That’s another thing I thought lacked in Wii Fit.
The only things I don’t like are a) that the woman has annoying voice and b) that she has to “find the rhythm” three times in your workout. It’s kind of nice to rest while she does it, I guess, but I’d prefer she didn’t. Not a big deal though. Her voice, however, is kind of nasally and just generally grating. She also repeats the same phrases over and over again, which is again, slightly annoying. But the workouts are great, and so I do like that. 🙂
Have a peaceful super bowl sunday!
Ooo, I forgot!!! PS! I managed to actually be perfectly balanced, 50.0% on both feet for my weigh in on the 26th of January. I even took a picture, I was so proud of myself!!