Righto. So I managed to retrieve the batteries from the Wii remotes long enough to snap some pictures. But today's post has nothing to do with the images at all.
Just thought you should know.
The photos are from Monday, Waitangi Day, when we took our new Swiss friends to Narrow Neck beach on a blustery faux-Summer day.
|Our Swiss friend Jurg working out with Scrag|
Nothing to do with me and my Active 2 Wii "game" and the fun we've been having together.
I set up my personal profile, selected the chick with the widest hips for my avatar, and clothed her in some pink trackies.
I chose the guy for my personal trainer - I like to pretend he's Bob from Biggest Loser -
so lets call him Bob.
Bob makes me run.
He makes me do stretches and mountain climbers and foot falls. I'm not sure sure if those are the correct terms but Bob sure does get me sweating.
And I love the way Bob is so encouraging.
"Way to burn those calories!"
"You really gave that 100%!"
You know me - I'm the opposite of a fit freak.
I could have been the poster child for the Couch Potato Club.
But since I have started doing my Wii Active 2 workouts, I am having fun.
Fun doing exercise. Who would have thought?
This game sat in its packaging for over six months. Shame.
It mocked me whenever I walked past it :"Hey you bought me! Why don't you use me?"
I would hang my head and slink past to my spot on the couch.
But Thursday I got it out of the box. My friend helped me set it up.
The next day I used it for the first time. That was Friday.
I woke up on Saturday in a ball of pain.
I couldn't walk faster than a shuffle. I groaned with every movement.
At Narrow Neck Beach I merely sat in a chair and looked at others cavorting.
There was no way I could cavort if I wanted to.
Sunday came. I was still a symphony of sighs and groans.
It was not looking good for Active 2. Usually this was the point where I would give up...
But not this time, baby!
This time I did another workout. In pain as I was, I pushed through.
Dash wanted to play Wii so he kept encouraging me by saying, "Give up mum! It's too hard!"
But I didn't. I kept going. I completed every activity, right through to the cooldown.
And oh boy did I feel good.
Not my muscles, no. I still ached.
But I felt good that I had not quit. I did something hard, and I felt good about it.
At this point I discovered the Goals, built in to the game.
Workout goal: Four times in a week
Calories burned goal: 600
Time spent exercising goal: 2 hours
I had achieved the halfway point on Goal #1. Two out of four workouts completed.
Today I did two workouts. TWO.
So I have completed 4/4 workouts.
Burned 443 calories. Exercised 1.5 hours.
With a day to go. Tomorrow, I'm gonna nail it.
No weight lost. YET.
We should be seeing some results soon though - since I'm eating nothing but fruit and veges on my FastStart detox Daniel Fast.
Now I'm going to put it out there. An actual goal with a number and a deadline.
I am going to lose 13 kilograms by the end of 2012.
There, I even wrote it large.
I will do it the hard way, by eating well and exercising.
Dammit, I WILL!!!