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Friday, January 16, 2009

Fitness Friday

"What happened to Foodie Friday," you ask? Well, my hind parts not fitting into my favorite jeans any more is what happened.

Don't worry. Foodie Friday will make other appearances, but will probably alternate or be posted in conjunction with Fitness Friday. But I'm all about the priorities, you know. And right now the priority is my favorite jeans and them fitting my hind parts.

If you're new here, you may not know that I lost a ton of weight in 2007. Well, I lost all that weight, then started a job where I'm sitting at a computer most of the day. On top of that I'm falling into bad eating habits again. So all of that translates into, "The jeans - they don't fit so well anymore."

I will say this, however. I am not completely out of shape, nor have I stopped exercising. I still get on my elliptical every most some mornings. And last summer, I began going to an exercise class called Fun Fit & Fabulous a couple of times a week with my friend, Keal. I have even been jogging some. But I really think it's the bad eating habits that I have fallen back into that has been doing the most damage.

So. Accountability is apparently what I need. That and liposuction and a tummy tuck. But since funds are not readily available for the last two things on the list, the first will have to do.

Enter Wii Fit Mommies and Fitness Friday.

Back in the fall I began reading a lot of buzz on Twitter about Wii Fit and how awesome it is. I heard that some lady lost a bunch of weight using it. Then, a Blog/Twitter/Awesome blog designer friend of mine, Sarah, joined up with some ladies to form this online community for support in trying to get fit and lose weight using the Nintendo Wii Fit program. So, once we decided that Santa was going to bring a Wii to the family for Christmas, I knew I HAD to get Wii Fit.

After a couple of weeks of shopping and looking after Christmas, I finally got the down-low from a friendly Wal-Mart employee that they were getting some in that evening... and that I might want to be there at midnight. So I was, in spirit. My man was in body. Isn't he great, y'all?

I've done some on the Wii Fit over the last week and a half and I like what I've done so far. As of my last body test, my Wii Fit age is 31... not bad (I'm 35, by the way). So I think what that mainly shows is that I have pretty good balance. I already knew that.

But to be honest, I haven't quite figured out how it is going to fit (pun intended) into my regular routine of exercise and life, but here's my best guess:

* I will continue to get on my elliptical for a few minutes each morning

* Wii Fit full workout Monday/Wednesday evenings

* Exercise class Tuesday/Thursday evenings possibly followed by Wii Fit Yoga

* Wii Fit a little on Saturday/Sunday (if I don't attend exercise class on Sunday)

I think this kind of schedule will give me the variety that I probably need as well as intensity from my Fun Fit & Fabulous exercise class.

You may ask why I'm not getting on the Wii Fit in the mornings. It's that whole work thing. It just gets in the way, doesn't it. I literally do not have time for anything more than 15 minutes max on my elliptical. I refuse to get up any earlier than I already do. RE.FUSE. In fact, I accidentally woke the roosters up the other day.

I also have to say, I am not good at motivating myself. I will find any and every good, bad or otherwise reason to not exercise. It is an act of my will to do it. So, the Monday and Wednesday evenings are going to be the hardest for me.

What do you think? Does that schedule sound reasonable?

Now, about all those bad eating habits. Oh, good grief. I don't even want to go there today. That is SO another post for another day.


Liz said...

Oh, I hear ya sister! My jeans are getting tighter, and I don't think that my dryer is to blame. My eating has gotten off kilter, and the exercise? Stopped that altogether in October. I'm gonna have to do something, aren't I?

Your exercise plan sounds great.

Brittany said...

I sit here reading your post lol. I'm eating m&m's for breakfast with a glass of skim milk. (Do you THINK that balances out?!?)

Anyway, I think your new routine sounds like a great one.

Aunt LoLo said...

The routine sounds awesome. Good luck! (BTW - LOVE your bloggy voice...I'll definitely be watching your blog! I can always use a little more funny in my morning...and some motivation to get my jeans to "fit my hind parts")

Sarah said...

Way to go getting on the eliptical in the mornings! I'm so glad you joined the Wii Fit Mommies!

Kay said...

You inspired me.. I linked to your post this morning! : )

Colleen said...

Good luck fitting everything in(time wise and Sounds like you have a great diversity of activities to keep you going!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

I am humbled by your fitness routine! :) Since I don't have an eliptical, and no Fun Fit classes in my area, I'm relying solely on the WiiFit for my routine...well, that and the normal running around with my Little Princess and doing much better about eating 'right'...since WiiFit worked so well for Julie, I figure it'll do wonders for me, too! ;)

Looking forward to reading about your progress to having your favorite jeans fit your hind parts...(grin!!)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Whoo! I'd say a routine like that should work! The beauty of the Wii Fit is that time just flies by when you play, it's so much fun! Looking forward to reading your progress!

Jenn said...

Crikey! That is an incredibly amazing routine! I'm so impressed!

Glad you are liking your fit..I think the further into you get you will see a good amount of variety.

Keep up the good work! I look forward to watching your progress!

Lindsey said...

I think it sounds like a great schedule. :-) And I hear you about getting up in the mornings! I TRIED to get up at 5:30 this morning and it didn't happen. Sleep is pretty important to your health too, ya know. ;-)

Definitely interested in how the schedule is going to work for you!