Here it is: the first week of my Wii Me Challenge is complete! It’s been loads of fun and quite a bit of work, especially in the discipline department to make sure I work out for no less than 1 hour everyday (gets a bit hard after finishing work at 7PM some days). I didn’t pay too close of attention to what I put in my mouth, which probably accounts for a few times when the daily results didn’t make me happy.
I set aside from about 8:30PM to 10:00PM every night to do a basic routine of the same exercises and games and then did the Body Test after I showered at the end. The only exceptions to this would be on Mondays, my day off, where I managed to work out intermittently for longer. About a quarter of the way through the week, I decided on a routine of:
a) Yoga: Deep Breathing–>Half-Moon–>Warrior–>Tree–>Sun Salutation–>Standing Knee–>Palm Tree–>Chair
Then I did either the Triangle (oi, awful pose for me!), Dance (a little hard to keep balance) or Spine Extension.
b) Strength Training: Single-leg Extension–>Torso Twists–>Single-leg Twist–>Sideways Leg Lift–>Tricep Extension–>Rowing Squat
Then I did either Jacknife, Lunge or Push up & Plank (all of which nearly killed me).
c) Aerobics: Advanced Step–>Super Hula Hoop (6 mins)–>Basic Run (Short)–>Advanced Step–>Rhythm Boxing (Expert)–>Basic Run (Island Lap)–>Advanced Step
Sometimes I mixed it up with a Free Step or Free Run.
d) Training Plus: Rhythm Kung Fu (Advanced)–>Obstacle Course (Beginner)–>Obstacle Course (Advanced)–>Driving Range (Iron)
Those are what I always do, but then I add whatever others I feel like doing that day just to break up the monotony (“…of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be a little bit outta control, it’s cool to dance…” sorry about that, certain phrases always make me break out into song).
e) Aerobics again: Advanced Step–>Basic Run (Island Lap)–>Super Hula Hoop (6 mins)–>Rhythm Boxing (Expert)–>Advanced Step
This (or close variations of it), plus taking breaks to drink water or have an apple, almost always took me about 90 mins or so to complete.
|Jan 2||26.73||82.8 / 182.54|
|Jan 3||26.41||81.8 / 180.34|
|Jan 4||26.21||81.2 / 179.02|
|Jan 5||26.18||81.1 / 178.79|
|Jan 6||26.08||80.8 / 178.14|
|Jan 7||25.96||80.4 / 177.25|
|Jan 8||26.12||80.9 / 178.35|
|Jan 9||25.89||80.2 / 176.81|
|Jan 10||26.28||81.4 / 179.46|
|Jan 11||26.12||80.9 / 178.35|
|Overall gain/loss||-0.61||-1.9 / -4.19|
So although I hit a peak low on Jan 9, I guess I can’t complain now either–a loss is a loss. I do feel good having exercised and can see the beginnings of a slightly reshaped abdomen. So, Wii Me followers, I’ll check back in next Monday. Wish me luck (and determination)!