Friday, July 16, 2010

Fitness Friday: Wiiiiiii

Due to diabetes raising its ugly head in her family, Brenda has resurrected "Fitness Friday" over at the Family Revised. While I'm sorry for the reason behind this, I'm also excited about the timing. We're finally settled enough down here on the Emerald Coast that I can seriously start to work back towards my normal size 8 self. I do not want to tell you what size pants I finally gave in and purchased last night...but I will, because Fitness Friday is about honesty, accountability and encouragement. Size 12.

It's not the number itself that bothers me. As I recall, the average woman in America is size 12, so I have plenty of company. But it's not a healthy weight for me and I feel very unsatisfied with my fitness level. I'll never be a slim, trim maiden again after having two wonderful children, but I do want to feel comfortable in my skin and comely for my husband.

My original plan was to join a gym with childcare, but after considering the practicalities I realized it would take up 2 hours every day in total. That's just not going to work for me right now. I'm still learning this stay-at-home mom stuff and I don't want to overload my schedule. So yesterday I sold our XBox 360 and bought a gently used Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit. On the advice of friends, I also bought the Fit Plus for an extra $10 at Target.

So now I'm going to set it up and give it a whirl. I'll let you know how it goes, ladies!


  1. I have heard lots of wonderful things about the WiiFit. I am sure you will enjoy it and the added bonus of not having to leave home is worth it. Don't worry about your size number, you will get back down to your size 8 before you know it! : )

  2. Hmmmm, maybe someday we will get a Wii and I'll have to do this! Sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear about it!

  3. I just love ours. I know it's not the biggest cardio workout in the world but I KNOW it's better than sitting on the couch! The step game is good and the island cycling. I do those a lot. :)