Here it is: week 2 of my Wii Me Challenge is complete! I had some rather disappointing results most of the week, to be honest, despite having worked harder and longer than in week 1. I was beginning to think that the Biggest Loser Week 2 curse was crashing down upon me, at least until today. Hopefully Week 3 will produce more number-related results. On the plus side, I feel stronger and can seem to handle the yoga, strength training and running on the spot drills much more easily. I’ve noticed that pants and t-shirts are starting to get a better fit and like how they look on me again.
I was on a mission this week. I set a calorie-burn goal (which you can do on Wii Fit Plus by clicking on the food item you’d like to burn off that day) as a chocolate bar, listed at 455 calories–not an easy goal to do in my previously chosen time frame. As a result, I spent as much time as possible working out, often for about 30 minutes in the morning before work and about an hour and half after work. On weekends, I went nearly or exactly 3 hours on each of the days. My routine this week consisted of:
a) Aerobics: Advanced Step–>Free Run
b) Yoga: Half-Moon–>Warrior–>Tree–>Sun Salutation–>Standing Knee–>Palm Tree–>Chair
c) Strength Training: Single-leg Extension–>Torso Twists–>Single-leg Twist–>Sideways Leg Lift–>Rowing Squat
d) Aerobics: Advanced Step–>Basic Run (Long)–>Advanced Step–>Rhythm Boxing (Expert)–>Free Run–>Advanced Step–>Rhythm Boxing (Expert)
e) Training Plus: Obstacle Course (Beginner)–>Obstacle Course (Advanced)–>Rhythm Kung Fu (Advanced)
e) Aerobics again: Advanced Step–>Basic Run (Island Lap)–>Super Hula Hoop (6 mins)–>Rhythm Boxing (Expert)–>Advanced Step
If I had extra time, I repeated the process, minus a couple Yoga poses and a couple Strength Training exercises. I also added in Driving Range (Iron), Snowball (Advanced) and focussed mostly on doing another couple Aerobics ones, like Free Run (it claimed to burn off 70 calories each time) and Rhythm Boxing (Expert), which claimed to burn off 67 calories each time. I also tried to pay a bit more attention to what I put in my mouth as well, eating Subway sandwiches–thank you, Biggest Loser for that suggestion–and salads. Oh, I did take January 15th off completely to celebrate a special anniversary.
||82.8 / 182.54
|Jan 11||26.12||80.9 / 178.35
|Jan 12||26.05||464||102||80.7 / 177.91|
|Jan 13||25.76||335||72||79.8 / 175.93|
|Jan 14||25.79||331||74||79.9 / 176.15|
|Jan 16||25.89||692||150||80.2 / 176.81|
|Jan 17||26.12||824||156||80.9 / 178.36|
|Jan 18||25.63||636||122||79.4 / 175.05|
|This Week’s gain/loss||-0.49||-1.5 / -3.3|
|-1.1||-3.4 / -7.49|
Despite my early frustration this week, I can’t complain. When I look at the overall weight loss, I’m quite pleased. I guess the best thing is to not focus on the day to day, but rather the week to week. So and big thumbs up to Wii Fit Plus for Week 2!