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Friday, January 30, 2009

Fitness Friday

Well, the Wii Fit served me well over the last week or so. I know I mentioned in a previous post about my Fun Fit & Fabulous class that I attend a couple of nights a week. Well, until last night, it had been about two weeks since I had gone to a class.

First there was the day-long headache, then class was canceled because of a church event, then there was the great ice storm of January 27, 2009. While I recognize that it was a huge storm in other parts of the country and I have friends that are still without power, it was so minor here that it merely left a thin layer of ice on the streets. Enough to shut down schools and keep everyone inside for the day.

But, as I said, the Wii Fit served me well as I was able to continue with semi-regular workouts even while unable to attend my class.

Right now, I warm up a little with some balance games. I enjoy the ski slalom and snow boarding. I have given up on the ski jump altogether as my man and the princess have completely dominated the rankings in that one.

Then, I move on to the aerobics games. I have determined that 6 minutes is the most I can handle for hula hoop; not for lack of physical endurance, but for lack of concentration I guess. There's only so many minutes that I can handle that music at a time. I enjoy the step aerobics now that I have figured out what it wants me to do. But I really like the rhythm boxing game.

However, I am having a bit of a boxing issue. Looking for suggestions here: on rhythm boxing, I am having a hard time getting my "dodge left" and "dodge right" to register. I feel like I'm doing it the same just about every time and sometimes it gives the "swoosh" sound and awards me points and sometimes not. Any ideas? How do you do it?

Moving on...

I usually also do a few strength exercises and yoga poses. I'm continually increasing reps and trying to work the main muscle groups. I haven't opened all of them yet, because frankly, there are some that I'm a little afraid to open (i.e. plank).

So, how's it going with you? Are you exercising? How's your diet & water intake?


Aunt LoLo said...

I'm totally stuck on the "dodge left/right" thing, too! My hubs says I just have to...lean? I don't know. It's so hard to get it to register. I just do the motion, and don't worry about the score. (I have to take the same attitude when my two year old commandeers the board, too. If I'm boxing, but not on the board, I know I worked out...even if the uppity trainer doesn't! ha!)

Sarah said...

Oh, the music! It's maddening sometimes! I did the 10 minute hula hoop a few times and I felt like I was going to die at the end. I think the 6 minuets is just about right for me, too!

For the boxing, try turning the remote to the side while you dodge. Kind of like you are scooping it. Let me know if that works.

Kay said...

I opened the boxing thing today. Totally intimidated me. lol Just stood there trying to watch what all it said to do. Although I'm not exactly coordinated, I'll keep at it.

I do good with water, but my eating has been rough. I tend toward stress eating and some days...!

The accountability of posting etc is key for me. I would have fallen off the wagon already if it was just me. So this is fun! : )