Wii woes

This whole Wii Fit gig is harder then I thought.  My first problem is the weigh-in.  Apparently my weight can shift plus of minus 5 pounds with ease.  It is very hard to figure out if I am loosing weight.  I would have to weigh myself at the same time every night wearing the same clothes to get an accurate reading.  This is hard to do.  Sometimes I can get my workout done before dinner and sometimes I have to wait until after.  This means that sometimes I haven’t eaten since noon and other times I have eaten an hour or two before.  So that is my first dilemma.  My weigh-ins have been going up and down like a yo-yo.

Second problem is drive.  It is hard to keep myself doing this.  Last week I missed working out on Friday.  We had dinner at a friend’s house and didn’t get home until late.  I did work out Sunday evening to make up for it but still I had already missed the goal I had set for myself.  This week was not good.  Tuesday I was busy cooking dinner and they DMing our weekly D&D session so it wasn’t until 11:00pm I had stuff cleaned up.  So I missed it Tuesday.  Wednesday I had ample opportunity to work out, I just didn’t do it.  I just couldn’t motivate myself.  I did get back on the horse last night though.  I really didn’t want to.  I felt very discouraged.  I do have to say I feel better today knowing that I did it.  My abs would tell you otherwise but I do feel good.

I know the workouts I am doing are not really intense or require too much effort but it is just so easy to sit on the couch and watch one more show.  While the idea of using a video game to train with is good, it can get boring.  I think that may be part of my problem with exercise in general.  I find it all very boring.  It isn’t fun for me.  I was hoping this would make it more fun but it really hasn’t grabbed me.  I am going to continue with this as I know I need the exercise but it is a struggle.  I hope something clicks with me and I start to look forward to it instead of dreading it.  If anyone has pointers or comments please post.

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Wii Fit Challange

I have set up my Wii with Wii Fit in our spare room and I am embarking on a Wii Fit challenge.  My goal is to put 30 minutes into my FitBank 5 days a week; specifically Monday thru Friday.  I have set myself a modest goal of 1 pound a week in weight loss.  After 2 weeks I will adjust my goal depending on how well the first two weeks went.

Staying in shape is something I have always struggles with.  I work in a very low activity job, I am not really into sports and, as you can tell by the bulk of my blog posts, I am really into food.  I figure at my age I have a good chance of getting into shape and achieving my fitness goals.  If I wait until later in life it will only get harder and harder.

The reason I like the idea of the Wii Fit is that it has my fitness tracking, weight tracking and goal tracking all in one.  Also, because it is a video game, I feel comfortable with it.  I have been to a gym once or twice and I just feel completely uncomfortable there.  With this I feel like doing something familiar.  Also, if you already have a Wii, it is economical.  A decent treadmill alone is going to set you back $400.  It is also very economical if you borrow the game from a family member.  Thanks to Josh and Sonia for lending us the game.  The coaching is also very nice.  They are easy to follow and with the balance board you get on-screen confirmation that you are doing things at least semi-correct.

The first time went well.  Let’s hope the trend continues.  I will post my results here.  Please let me know about any of your Wii Fit or fitness experience.