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Day 26/1000 Less than three miles to John O'Groats!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Lots of walking again - into town this time. More on that in a minute. :-)

Wii Fit Routine Generator

Easy 30 Minute Wii Fit Weight Loss Routine
Single Leg Extension - Muscle
Torso Twists (Torso & Waist Twists) - Muscle
Downward-facing Dog - Yoga (held it with slightly better form this time)
Island Cycling stage one - Aerobic
Free Step for 10 minutes - Aerobic
Penguin Slide - Balance
Free Run / Jog (10 min) - Aerobic
Balance Bubble Plus - Training Plus
Rhythm Boxing advanced 8 mins - Aerobic
Tightrope Tension - Balance
Cool Down:
Sideways Leg-Lift - Muscle
Single Leg Extension - Muscle

Total workout 45 minutes.

It seems the the length of each routine generated is VERY approximate! :-) Something else I find endearing about the routine generator. You never quite know what to expect from it. :-)

As for me, even a week or two ago I would have called a walk into town and back sufficient exercise for the day and done nothing else. I certainly wouldn't have followed it up with a 45 minute fitness routine like this! Times certainly change! LOL

In town we made out like little bandits again. We took back ACME Arsenal, which we bought last Friday and which - it turns out - is arguably the WORST game ever created. Wish we'd seen the reviews before we bought the game. The review was way more entertaining, which is why I have included the link to it! :-)


First time I ever saw someone try to end things by strangling themselves with the nunchuck cord! LOL

Or, if you don't have time for the full length entertaining review, here is the five-second version:


I felt a bit awkward, truth be told, trying to return something because it royally sucked, but being an honest soul I wasn't about to fib and say it was faulty, so I walked up to the counter, and said "We bought a game from you on Friday, ACME Arsenal. It is REALLY awful! I don't know what your store policy is, but is there any chance we can exchange it or something? It is seriously Baaad! We even looked up the reviews on the web after trying to play it, and the reviews were way more entertaining than the game!" And I laughed, and so did the guy behind the counter. *grin*

Luckily for us, the shop we got it from has a ten day no quibble return policy, so we were able to part exchange it for Super Mario Galaxy, which Tara wanted so that she could use it to unlock a player in Mariokart. It amazes me how these games cross over sometimes. :-) Anyway, the returned game had cost a tenner, and the new game was 18 quid, so Tara used her pocket money to make up some of the difference and Mum popped in the remaining £3.

Then we went to the other shop that was doing the extra pound for every game traded in deal, and we got another £10.70, which paid for Sonic and the Secret Rings. Plus we also picked up Rayman Raving Rabbids for a tenner - the first one that was on the Wii - and also a game called Anubis II, which was only a fiver and looked vaguely promising. (Plus I have a real thing for Egyptian gods.) :-)

So no games that are going to get us moving in that lot, but at the moment I am more than happy with the games I already workout with. :-)

What I haven't managed to do today is try out the Wii Sports. Maybe tomorrow... Oh, wait, got a Tesco Walk tomorrow. ... Maybe Friday. :-)

Oh yes, and the reason for the blog title? The Walking Challenge on my DSi Active Health game - Walking from land's End to John O'Groats. I checked how I was doing today and it turns out that I'm only 2.9 miles from John O'Groats! Should reach it tomorrow with a little luck and a following wind! :-)

How does one celebrate walking clear across the British Isles?
Lex xxx
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  • SILLYHP1953
    I haven't figured out how you do yoga with the wii, but I can kind of imagine everything else. Guess when I get mine I'll figure it out!!
    2598 days ago
    You have been a bussy bee!!! emoticon emoticon
    I want to thank you for all the warm, kind words of encouragement to me! You are one special lady, you are!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2599 days ago
  • CHEVY63
    Woo Hoo! It's amazing what you can do with your fitness once it becomes a habit! You sound like you're loving the exercise, and I'm sure it is doing great things for you.

    Have a great one!
    2599 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    You are doing so wonderful with your exercise - so happy you were able to get the wii and all the games at such great deals!
    2599 days ago
    Nice that the shop had a no quibble return policy, and that Tara got her games a bit more cheaply :)
    2599 days ago
    Honesty is the best policy and you gave the guy a laugh... result.
    2599 days ago
    It's good to stop by and see you are still going strong Lexie, I new you would be!

    Why didn't you stop in to say hello when you were walking past Edinburgh? We could have had that water fight.

    Enjoy the sites in John O' Groates. Now it's time to go swimming x

    2599 days ago
    Lexie Shut up!! You are proper putting me to shame with all this fitness stuff!! emoticon

    Well done on being an honest bandit!! great result!
    And how is John O Goat looking today .. because you no doubt are there now.... I THOUGH about walking to the shop .... does that count?

    2599 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Way to go on your games!! Lots of fun in your future! I sure do miss the cute games I used to play. No time for sillyness right now.
    Well done for your fitness! that Wii has been the best thing to happen to you! Its awesome the things it does!
    Watch Sophie for proper downward dog form ;)
    Have a terrific Thursday!
    Linda xxx
    2599 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Great job on making out like bandits. Awesome job on making it to John O'Groats! I haven't heard you mention that lately and I'm glad to know that you're almost there! WooHooo!

    2599 days ago
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