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Wii Fit Update, Again

I woke up early this morning, and made myself get out of bed when the alarm went off, with the sole intention of doing my half hour Wii Fit workout, which according to the Wii Fit software, hadn’t been done in 24 days.

It also informed me that we’ve had it for 39 days, meaning I have only my half hour workout roughly a dozen or so times, including the couple days I took off, when I was “serious” about losing weight.

Needless to say, I’m not bringing lunch to work anymore, and I’m eating just as much fast food as I was before I started dieting.   However, the half a dozen cans of Coke I would drink during the day, and with meals, I’m no longer drinking.   I’ve been drinking water at my desk at work, and Coke Zero at home (and also when we go out to lunch, if they have Coke Zero, which most places don’t.)

So, when it came time to do my “body test” this morning, I was scared that it’d be like “you’re fat, stop being so fat, stupid American. With your cupcakes and ho-hos. Fat. Fat. Fat.”

To my surprise, quite the opposite.   Since 24 days ago, I’ve lost 5.6 pounds, and rougly 1 on the body mass fat index portion.

I haven’t changed my diet in any way, really, aside from not drinking Coke a zillion times a week anymore.

I suppose I’ve been working out a bit, if you can call Rock Band and Rock Band 2 drumming on Expert for a few hours a week, a workout.

I think the reason I never really try hard to lose weight is because I don’t see any immediate effect, and that discourages me.   However, this nearly 6 pounds down, and having Wii Fit tell me I’ve only got 12.5 more pounds to lose, to make my “goal”, is encouraging.

I’m going to get up early every day during the week, and do a half an hour work out. And try to squeeze it in on the weekends for an hour, and see what happens.   I’m optimistic at this point.

Wii Fit – One Week Later

Christine and I finally managed to get our hands on a Wii Fit a week ago, and have been doing the excersizes half an hour a day, for the last week. (Minus one day that I skipped.)   While it’s still too early to say that the results are overwhelmingly positive, there definitely is results being shown, for both of us.

My BMI and weight have both already gone down, and I’m well on my way to my “goal”, according to the system.

What’s more noteworthy than just plain BMI and weight numbers, is that I feel great.   Sure, the first few days my muscles ached, and I was in a lot of pain, but now a week later, I feel fantastic.   I feel healthier, and that’s amazing after just one week.

I’m going to continue doing the workout routines (and thus trying to beat my high scores on some of the games), for the next three months, at least half an hour a day, five days a week, and see what type of results I get.

If you’re looking to get healthy (not necessarily lose weight), and have a Wii, the Wii Fit is totally worth the $90.