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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Finally showing signs of progress...

I spent most of the last winter thinking about buying a Wii and a Wii fit to give me something to do to stay active during the long, cold, dark, Alaskan winter. So, I broke down and bought one a few weeks ago and have been playing it like an addict ever since. I wanted to wait and buy it while I was in the "lower 48" so that I wouldnt have to pay the shipping fees and could just take it home with me in my suit case. Then when I got here to Vegas, my cousins have one that I used a couple times. That's all it took to convince me. The more I play it, the more I think that the people who designed this are GENIUSES. I mean, really, it's such a spectacular idea. It's a video game, but you have to be up and moving to play it. No sitting on the couch only giving your thumbs a work out. All the games that I've played so far (only 3...wii sports, wii play, and wii fit) are games that you have to move around to play.
I've been using the wii fit pretty regularly and it is FINALLY starting to show. Today was my 17th day using it (it keeps track for you) and I am finally starting to see my graphs dip downward. I love that it keeps track of everything...your wieght, BMI, wii fit age, and wii fit credits (time that you work out each day) and then makes a continuous chart of your progress. The graph above shows my progress since the day I started. The red line going across is the starting point and the purple line going down is my progress. It is so motivating to see the line on the graph move each day up or (preferably) down. Also the way that the game scores each activity that you do and gives you points for it is so motivating. I am always trying to beat my previous scores.

I am on a mission to complete number 5 on my birthday list. So far? I've lost 5 pounds in 17 days! Not as much as I was hoping, but still AWESOME...it took my body a little while to start responding to all of the activity. I've been swimming each morning and doing wii fit most evenings along with a good helping of frisbee golf thrown in in the afternoons. It's been fun! And I'm starting to see the results which is MEGA encouraging. I'm down a notch on my belt!

Hope your summer is going well! Have fun! I am!


Kyle Marvin said...

If you're looking for something to get you moving, try wailing on those congas! It's sad to see a video game perched on top of a fun musical instrument.

Kyle Marvin said...

P.S. I'm jealous of your Wii.