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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Poor, Neglected Blog

I've been horrible about updating this blog because I fell off the wagon before I even started. The holidays weren't pretty, and it bled into the beginning of this year. I'm so embarrassed to admit that I ended up gaining almost 15 lbs! A couple weeks ago, I finally started to change. My in-laws decided to give us a wii for Christmas rather than buy individual presents for everyone. With this in mind, I bought myself a wii fit when I found it in stock around Christmas. We finally got the wii about 3 weeks ago, and we've been having so much fun with it since.

The wii fit is great because the balance board makes sure you're doing things properly, but it's frustrating because you're constantly stopping. After a couple weeks of it, I found myself doing the same exercises/games over and over and was getting bored, so I bought My Fitness Coach.

For exercise, MFC is so much better! It's essentially a workout dvd that changes with every workout. You start by taking a fitness test to see where you're at. The 2-minute jumping jack drill KILLED me! 2 minutes feels like an eternity when doing jumping jacks! You can also customize the workouts by using hand weights, a balance ball, etc. The workouts are in 15-minute increments and can last up to 75 minutes. Finally, there are 6 different workout types you can perform: yoga, flexibility, upper body, core, lower body, and cardio.

Can you tell I love My Fitness Coach?

I've been doing some combination of wii sports, wii fit, and My Fitness Coach since. At my heaviest according to wii fit, I was 173. Last Monday, I was 171.1. Tonight I was down to 168.2! After not seeing any progress for a couple weeks, I finally started to change my eating habits this week. Right now, I'm using the wii as my primary form of exercise, but I have made it to the gym to run/walk for 35 minutes once a week. That's all my schedule would allow since I was taking a really tough class this term. Now that the class is over, and I won't be taking any classes this upcoming term (2 months off!), I'm going to make it my goal to have a date with a treadmill 2-3 times a week.

I've been inspired by Kristen at Motherhood Uncensored to take some before pictures. After being pregnant with twins, my belly's a road map of stretch marks, so you won't be seeing any belly! I will, however, put myself in the embarrassing workout tank top that shows everything so I only wear at home and have Damon take some honest pictures. That's one thing I've never done because I haven't wanted to admit to myself how bad I've gotten. I'm going to start my stats in the sidebar as of tonight. I'll take measurements tomorrow as well.

It's time to take the blinders off and really see myself. Warts and all.

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