A Not So Wii Shock
Thursday, December 30, 2010
For Christmas my awesome fiancé and roommate got me a Wii Fit Plus. They were very much on sale this season and I have wanted one for quite some time. I haven’t been working out on a regular or consistent basis for well over a year now. To say I have gained some weight as a result would be an understatement as I was soon to find out!
As soon as I opened my Wii Fit Plus I immediately had my fiancé plug it in (I have no idea how to set these things up and as the Wii is his I left it up to him!). One of the first things it does is to take a body measurement test. After being asked to step on and hold still it asked how heavy my clothing was (not much I was in my PJs!). It then proceeded to let me know that I was overweight. My Mii character was not pleased (and neither was I). I’m not sure when I weighed myself last but was convinced that this machine was lying to me. There was no way I weighed THAT much. I then ran to my bathroom scale where it was confirmed. 203lbs…Yikes! I may have cried. I’ve never been happy with my weight but prior to moving to Florida I weighed 180 and fit into a size 12. I now struggle to fit in size 16s.
As a result of this shocking truth I am re-committed to losing weight again. My fiancé has also realized that he too is out of shape. We have both decided to do something about it. Eating better and exercising are our goals. I have to say that having the Wii Fit around is making that exercising goal bearable. The workout games are fun and entertaining but also challenging. The yoga and strength training routines kick my butt! So far I have not missed a day and I am so proud of myself. Peter has missed a couple but seems to make up for it the next day. His goal isn’t really weight loss but strength training and toning.
The eating healthy component is going to be the challenging goal to meet. We really have some bad habits. We eat out often and rely on convenience foods which are often not very healthy. When I do cook it is high calorie comfort foods like cheesy potatoes and brownies. It’ll be hard to wean our selves off of those foods and not be lazy cookers. I’ve been tracking my food consumption on Sparkpeople since getting the Wii and that has been a tremendous help. The fiancé won’t join though. I’ll just have to remind him of our goals. We did promise ourselves a trip to our favorite restaurant if we do our Wii everyday and eat healthier all month long starting in January.
My wedding is in September and my ultimate goal is to lose 50lbs and tone up my arms to look good in my wedding dress. I have 35 weeks to complete this goal so that is about 2lbs of weight every week that needs to be lost. I’m not sure if that is a reasonable goal but it looks like it might be. Even 10lbs of weight lost would be very awesome. My hope is to keep up my current momentum and not give up like I have so many times this past year and a half. I really want to make this work!