Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Some days I have more energy to do the necessary tasks and then some. Today was one of those days.
It started with accomplishing chores long overlooked.
Then we went to the polls as a family to cast our votes.
Next, I found lots more unused items to add to our garage sale for Weekend 2.
My DH and I saw our financial advisor to discuss our financial future in light of his recent layoff.
After dinner, I let myself relax and watched the USA Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball matches.
Got in my 30 min of cardio using Wii Fit Plus.
Now I'm crashing! Must get off to bed if I am to carry this adrenaline rush into tomorrow, too.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
For whatever reason this weekend when I changed my Wii Fit Goal, it ADDED weight instead of decreasing the weight on my 2-week goal. When I couldn't find how to adjust that on the Wii Fit menus, I went to the web and found this information from a Nintendo forum.
"This is actually a common question. Apparently, although there's no manual option to change your goals mid-way, there is a way to "trick" the game into allowing you to change it. You can take a new test, and hold something in your hand that makes you weigh more than your goal. If you went for losing more weight, then perhaps use a pet, or a person who weighs less. That way you can "reach" your goal and set a new one.
Then you can set the new goal to lose the amount of weight you were holding for the test you just did. Then do another test without the extra weight and you'll reach your goal again, and then you can reset the goal to what you really want.
It's a flaw in the game to not be able to do it conveniently which is a shame (thankfully I've never personally had this problem). Anyway, give it a shot and see what happens. I heard there's another way too: If you play the game but it senses you're not making any progress towards your two-week mark, then it might give you an opportunity to change your goal halfway through.
Long story short: It's a tedious process but it is possible. I hope I explained this okay."
So, I stood on the Wii Board with a 10lb Kettlebell in my hand. Instantly my Body Test indicated I reached my goal. Then I repeated the Body Test WITHOUT the added weight in hand to register a new goal.
All is right with my Wii World now!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tonight I watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. I'm so excited to watch the games. There are several favorites that I'll try to catch all the action.
Volleyball is on top of my list. Then there's swimming, soccer and sand volleyball.
Tennis and basketball may be interesting with all the professional athletes competing this year.
With all the coverage on all the NBC affiliates (Bravo and others), we could be glued to the TV. So glad to have a DVR!
UPDATE: I was so tired I neglected to mention gymnastics is also one of my favorites. Yikes!
I'm hoping we lead all the other nations in medal totals.
U - S - A!
We're also flying our flag these next 17 days!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ever since I was young and played in the CYC league through school, I've always loved volleyball. Though I was never really a standout player, I held my own and played throughout high school earning a Varsity letter.
After college intramural leagues, I would play in a few co-ed recreational leagues for fun and to go out for drinks afterwards. At one point, I was playing on three teams at different locations on separate nights of the week.
Not only is volleyball something I love to do, it is how I met my DH. We were on the same volleyball team and he finally got the nerve to ask me out on a real date, not just to the group outing for drinks afterwards. It's funny, but that volleyball league brought numerous couples to the wedding altar.
However, once we got married, bought our first home and had our DS, those extra things like volleyball leagues fell off our radar.
So today was the first time I picked up a volleyball in almost 8 years. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hit the ball around with my 7 y/o at his YMCA summer camp. Coach let me return some serves and even participate in game they played during the last 20 minutes. It felt good! I wasn't winded or tired after the 90 minute session.
Kirk still has a long way to go with the improving his fundamentals. He isn't quite sure that volleyball is in his future. But he is trying and learning and enjoying this fun sport just like his mommy and daddy!
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