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It had been a long time since I’d used my Wii for anything but watching Netflix. You know, a very sedentary activity. I originally bought the Wii to get more fit, but in the last few years, I’ve used it to sit on my butt and watch TV.

But today, I decided to get out the Fit Board and my games. I mostly used the original Wii Fit Plus that came with my game console. I had forgotten how much I loved the Wii. I boxed, bicycled, did Yoga, did Karate, did step aerobics. I couldn’t believe how much I loved the step aerobic game. I actually worked up quite a sweat today! I feel like my motivation for fitness just came back. I’ve had this Wii for four or five years. I was surprised to find I weighed 18.5 lbs. less than I did when I first weighed on the Wii board all those years ago. Since then, my weight has been up and down, and I was pleased to find it was down this time.

Now I’m going to have to figure out when I can do this from now on. It’s easy on Saturdays because hubby is in bed after working all night. Sometimes, on weekdays, he gets up when I come home, but lately, he’s been sleeping longer. So maybe he’ll sleep long enough to let me use the TV to work out with the Wii. I plan on continuing to walk on the treadmill (haven’t lately because of a foot problem) in the mornings and doing the Wii in the evenings. I don’t want to do the Wii in the mornings because it requires set up time, and I would have to get up earlier than if I just walked on the treadmill. But I’m going to be flexible and take the time to exercise when I can.

I hope this renewed enthusiasm for exercise continues. My goal is to be able to stop taking insulin shots by the end of 2015. Exercise is SO important for diabetics. Wish me luck!

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After hearing Kait Nolan talk about New U for the Wii, I got all excited and decided to try it for myself. I only had a small snippet of time, so I did the quick workout the first time. Even that was longer than the time I had, so I had to just turn off the Wii before I was finished. Apparently, Kait is in much better shape than I am. Well, you can tell that by looking at both of us, but anyway. Just from the short workout I did, I was sweating profusely. What got me was the Sun Salutation (I think that was the one) because you have to quickly move from a standing position, downward dog, cobra, etc., so you’re going up and down a lot. My body doesn’t do up and down…yet. I even chose the option for people who never did Yoga since it had been so many years ago. At least I have good balance according to my instructor. :0)

What I’ve learned: 1) I’m in TERRIBLE shape (apparently walking on the treadmill doesn’t cut it), 2) I need to always put a floor mat down behind the balance board (my poor knees on hardwood floor!), and 3) I’m going to get in shape or die trying (I’m hoping for the former).

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I’m still about 2000 words behind, but I got in a little more than my 500 last night. I figure if I write a little more than my 500 goal words each day, I’ll eventually catch up. LOL That is if I DON’T skip any more days!

On the bright side, I finally used my birthday and Christmas money and got a Wii and a Wii Fit board. I had a lot of fun playing with it last night before I wrote. I’ve found if I do some exercise before I write, my mind is much more alert. Btw…what does it say about me that I seem to be best at boxing and sword fighting???

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