Yes, my Christmas decorations are still up! I’ve been spending my extra time playing with the WiiFit this week instead of focusing on getting my living room cleared out of Christmas decor, but since I can’t use the WiiFit on the weekends, I’ll be getting it done this weekend for sure… 🙂
This week I tried ‘Real Life Sarah’s‘ suggestion about using weights whilst doing the step aerobics section (gotta love seeing all your friendly Mii’s step-dancing on screen…sometimes I get distracted and miss a step…or ten…). What a great idea, Sarah! I have 3 lb weights that luckily the Nagging Princess hasn’t lost in the house somewhere (she does love to play with them for some reason!) so this week on my second round of step aerobics, I added the weights and arm movements…holy moly I was feeling the burn! I usually get so caught up in it I have to go yet another round (usually because I want to see how many steps I can do without missing any in Advanced mode), so three rounds of step aerobics, two or three rounds of Hula Hoop fun, and a few of the easy (for me) Yoga poses (just so I can say ‘Yeah, I did Yoga!’ LOL!) and of course the fun games like the balance table, the high wire, and the soccer ball dodge (man I feel like a dork every time I get hit in the head with something other than a soccer ball!) I get so caught up in all the fun that before I know it, I’ve been playing with the WiiFit for well over an hour!
While I’m not at a personal comfort-level to vlog my experiences yet (give me some time, once I lose some 6-year old baby fat, I’ll build enough confidence to put it on video…heh, heh!) but the results this week surprised me – I lost 4 pounds! Now, now, before you start ragging on me about it being ‘unhealthy’ to lose more than 1-2 pounds per week, you’ll need to understand that I realize it’s water weight that’s being shed…I’m not a big water drinker, but I made a conscious effort to drink lots of water this week (to the point that I felt like I was going to float away! LOL!) I substituted water for (some) of my Vanilla Coke. I did drink some Vanilla Coke too, but drank water first so I wouldn’t suck it down so fast…(grin!) So I know that when you start increasing your water intake, you shed more water weight because your body doesn’t have to be stingy and keep the excess water hostage, since you’re readily supplying it…yada, yada, yada! 🙂
So, I imagine if I keep on track this next week, I will probably level off to losing the desired 1-2 pounds a week…then y’all can relax and agree that I’m not going overboard. 😉 I’m looking forward to reading all the WiiFit Mommies Week 2 Fitness Friday posts! 🙂