May 22, 2009

Fitness Friday - Return from the Plague

Last week the whole household got sick with some sort of intestinal bug, which of course I was unable to avoid, so working out was not happening...it's hard enough to maintain any semblance of sanity when you're already aching all over and have no energy to try to even attempt any sort of physical activity! ;)

This week I've been still moving a bit slowly, wasn't feeling 100% but also didn't want to ignore the need to get my workouts in, so I took the easy route and did the fun stuff I like on the WiiFit and using my Joe Montana Contour Cross Trainer (ab machine I bought in the 90's from an infomercial - I'll have to take a picture of it one of these days when the living room isn't so messy...can't seem to find it online!) Of course I ignored Maya completely. I finally placed my order for EA Sports Active this morning, so I'm really looking forward to getting that and attempting the 30 day challenge!

But any activity is good activity - which calculated to another 5 pounds lost as of this morning - sure, some of those pounds were shed by the inability to eat regularly last week, but I'll take it where I get it! ;) The only thing I'm still struggling with is drinking water...I have some sort of aversion to it, I don't know why...even adding lemon slices to it doesn't seem to entice me to drink it, so it's a challenge I'm still trying to conquer. I know if I drink more water I'll tend to not retain it as much, so it would definitely be a win/win.

The other thing I'm trying to consciously do is actually eat a healthy breakfast - or eat a breakfast at all for that matter. I have never been a breakfast person, I tend to be satisfied with my morning coffee and by the time I look at the clock it's time for lunch. Of course this always throws me for a loop, because then my brain tells me I'm hungrier than I am by the time dinner time rolls around...so I'll end up eating way too much at dinnertime. So I'm shifting my mental status and trying to at least have a bowl of cereal in the morning so I can jump start my normally sluggish metabolism - I've not quite gotten to the point of eating breakfast every day, but I'm getting there!

I loved Jenn's post today with some hints and tips about cooking at home - some of them I had been aware of but weren't using regularly (like substituting apple sauce for oil) and others sound very intriguing that I'll be incorporating into my meal making. Thanks, Jenn! :)

If you have a Wii and want to join in the fun, please do! You don't need to own the WiiFit and you won't be sorry...it's great to have such a fun support group at the Wii Mommies Forum. I need to find some time to hang out over there myself!

Until next week - have fun on your Wii Workouts and don't forget to sign Mr. Linky with your weekly Wii Fitness Adventure Posts! :)

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6 Random Sassy Comments:

Brandy said...

Happy Fitness Friday! Have a super weekend, enjoyed reading your update!

Casey said...

You're right, any activity IS good activity. Right now, I'm typing a lot and my fingers are looking damn fine. They get a lot of work when I blog.

Colleen said...

oh you will love the active game...I have used it twice so far and im sore but I really liked it! Sorry you were feeling crappy!

Julie@Momspective said...

Everything you say makes me want to hug you. I'm so sorry you've been sick. I know how you feel. I had a massive head cold, although I'd prefer a stomach bug. At least I'd drop a pound or two. That's so horrible of me to say, but it's better than not breathing lol.

Yaya said...

My good work on weight loss went out the window this week cuz I have my period....blah

talia said...

I've already decided that the Wii Fit would be my next purchase, it's only a matter of time now. I was looking at video games the other day and noticed that there were some you can pick up to play with the Wii. Cool!