The Dangers of the Wii and Small Successes

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Dangers of the Wii - and I am not talking about physical dangers. The dangers are that I think I can snack more since I work out so much. I know!!!!!!!!! It's a dumb thought, but that is how I was thinking the last week. I worked out every day, but didn't loose any weight at all. And then I the heck am I supposed to loose weight, when I end up eating almost twice as much chocolate as before?!?!

So today, for the first time, I snacked consciously. I planned it ahead. Today is Mother's Day in Germany and I stayed here to celebrate with my Mother-In-Law, because she would have been all alone otherwise. My sister lives with my parents. Dirk asked us to visit him at his work and invited his mum for coffee and cake, or ice cream. I knew, I wouldn't be able to resist and would have myself an ice cream. So, today I didn't eat breakfast. I knew it would be a high-calorie and high-fat day! Asparagus with butter for lunch, ice cream for coffee and then dinner.

And I did it! Even though it was not a very healthy day, choice-wise, it was a day within my calorie range! And I worked out. After going for a walk with my Mother-In-Law after the coffee and ice, we went for a walk. It was slow going since she is walking with a wheeled walker, but we walked for a good 40 minutes. It was a lovely day for it. In the evening I then went to work out on my Wii again. 10 minutes Free Step, 30 Minutes Yoga and muscle exercises, then 23 Minutes Wii Plus exercises, 13 minutes Kung Fu and Jugglery and a final 20 Minutes Free Step with Dumb bells. According to Wii I burned 595 calories. I entered 500 in the tracker.

All in all, today was a day of realizing things, accepting mistakes and also seeing small successes in what I do. And you know what? I might not be perfect and honestly, I don't want to be, but I am improving on my path, my path that is entirely my own and I will walk this path forever, step by step becoming the ME that I want and can be!

Marina Desiree
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