Monday, May 10, 2010

MY Wii Loves Mii --Mamavation Monday

And I love my Wii. I have never been a video game person, but when I heard about the Wii a few years ago I though, that is one system I think I could play. I wanted one and wanted one, but the hubs didn't think it was "cool" enough for him, so we never got one. Well then I ditched the hubs (well he ditched me, but that's a whole other story). So one of the first things on my list was to get a Wii for me and for my girls. They had played it with friends and my niece so I knew that even the little ones could have fun with it. And boy have we. Quickly after getting it I knew I wanted the balance board, so I got it with the Wii Fit Plus game. I love that it tracks my progress and the activities are designed to make me more fit. The other day it gave me a tip that I could track activities I do outside of the Wii and I got really excited, but I couldn't figure out how to access this Activity Log. Well if you don't know either here are the directions Straight from the Wii Fit Plus Instruction Manual.
Tracking Training Outside of Wii Fit Plus
In Graph under Fit Credits, you can also
record and track any activity done outside
of Wii Fit Plus. Select Activity Log, and enter
the intensity and time spent exercising.
In the Waist and Steps graphs, you can
enter your waist size and the number
of steps you’ve taken in a day. Choose
Record and enter the value.
* You can enter values in the Activity Log, Waist,
and Steps graphs for babies and pets
as well.

I am so glad to find this info, and look forward to tracking all my activities not just what I do on the Wii.

So how did I do this week. Well I got in 4 days of exercise, and I met my personal goal for drinking at least 2 glasses of water a day every day except yesterday (and surprise I woke up this am with a headache so lesson learned). And I am down.... (drum roll please) 1.5 lbs this week. That puts me at 166 and 4 lbs total lost (starting weight of 170). I am very pleased with my progress. I know that small losses equal lifelong changes. Of course I would be ecstatic to see a big loss but I am happy just to be moving in the right direction. :) YAY ME!!

ETA: Holy Freaking WOW!! I am excited, I found some old body measurements that I took in January, I have lost 2 inches from my waist and 1 from each thigh. I am freaking stoked!! *happy Dance*

So my goals for this week.

1) Eat at least 2 fruit and 3 veggie servings a day. I love fruits and veggies, I just don't tend to grab them when I am looking for something to munch on. So I want to do that more.

2) Continue to get at least 4 days of work out in. I did it last week I can do it again this week I am sure. And I am going to challenge myself to get in at least one day of a harder routine.

3)Continue to drink 2-3 glasses of water a day. I am realizing how quickly my body is adapting to this change and needing that water. This is a habit I need to form. There are lots of enhanced water products out there, AquaHydrate is one of them. What it offers that others don't is a way to improve focus, sports performance and ability to recover after intense workouts. This is because AquaHydrate is specially formulated with a unique combination of ionic minerals and an alkaline pH in an ultra-pure water.

I hope you all have a great week, and do your best to get a little healthy this week, too. :)


CJ @CJinKY said...

Thanks for the tip about Wii Active Plus...awesome feature!

bookieboo said...

I'm so glad you like the Wii...all the Mamavation Moms have done it and have had fantastic results! And congrats on the weight go girl! XXOO

Lisa Johnston said...


I'm so glad you're lovin' your Wii!

I do have suggestion... rather than just doing 2-3 glasses of water, try to push it to 4-6. I think you'll see more results with that!

My goal this week is to drink 7 of my 30 ounce canteens full of water! :) THat's about 13 cups (which equals about 6-7 glasses!)!

I hope you have a wonderful week this week! Hope to see ya at Mamavation TV tonight! :)

~Lori~ said...

Great job Jules! Keep up the great work!

kia said...

Glad you are enjoying the Wii and what it is doing for you. Great job on your progress so far. Stick with your goals and keep building the momentum.

jamnsfld76 said...

Lisa, thanks, I definitely plan to get to 6-8 a day, but trying to get to that from 0 is a bigger leap that I am ready for, I figure if I get 2-3 down first then every week I will push myself to get one more in. I swear I was a camel in a previous life, I sometimes go to bed and realize I hadn't had a cup to my lips all day (seriously NO liquids at all). I am getting better. Thanks for all the encouragement ladies, I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

YEAH on the 1.5 pound and the inches lost! BOO on the ex-husband! ;)

Great job!

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

I am so glad you got a wii and love it! WTG on your weight lose! Keep up the good work!

JustTracyB said...

I love the Wii too! It's become a great workout tool.
I only buy workout/exercise games for me and for the kids only games that involve physical activity. It's the best invention ever!

Laurie said...

I love the Wii Fit Plus too. You are doing fantastic!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Measurements is the true test! WAY TO GOOO! Big accomplishment :)

Jessica said...

yay for inches gone!! That's a great feeling! Keep up your baby steps; they are what makes this a long-term success!! :)