Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Joel: Favorite Wii Fit Plus Workouts

So my workout schedule is here. It's not a distance thing as much as a time thing, which works well for my analytical/logic-based mind. I started on Sunday by walking 15 minutes. Then I went out yesterday to Walk 5 minutes, Run 1, Walk 5, Run 1, Walk 5. But I only glanced at the schedule quickly and forgot the "Repeat 1x" thing, so I only Walked 5, Ran 1, and Walked 5. So today I went out and did yesterday's workout right. Tomorrow and Friday, I'll Walk 15 and do today's workout again Thursday.

In addition to the walking/running, I am trying to do a little bit on the Wii Fit each day. I actually have Wii Fit Plus, which has some additional exercises that the original one didn't. So far, I really am enjoying the Rhythm Boxing and Driving Range workouts. I started playing golf this past summer (see post), so the driving range is great in that it helps me with my stroke, and also counts as exercise. The rhythm boxing is cool because it's sort of like step aerobics stuff, and it involves both arms and some somewhat involved footwork. The step aerobics thing is also kinda fun. The cool thing about these is that they don't require a whole lot of intense coordination, so they fit my style just great!

Note to Carol: Set a goal that is specific, realistic, measurable, and written. It will work wonders for your motivation. Also, tell people about it. Nothing's worse than the guilt you put on yourself. Personally, I'm more interested in telling my friends who already run about my goals. I hate running, but they motivate me. My lazy friends say stuff like, "cool!" My active friends say stuff like, "Awesome! You can do it! You'll love it!" I'll take that one any day.

So we haven't gotten any comments yet. I know people are coming here and reading...so feedback time. What are your Goals for the New Year? What are you doing to make your goal be more than a wish?


  1. Wow! Congrats on starting this program. I, myself, am doing a bit more with snowshoeing and exercise. I've heard that a lot of people do Wii, but I'd be curious to find out if it works.

    Keep up the good work and let us know how things progress. You can achieve your goals!

  2. Joel and Carol - I think we are all afraid to comment because it means we might have to get off our butts too! I have actually gotten back on the treadmill this week after a 6 month break. My 42-year-old body is need of an overhaul. Thanks for allowing your readers to track your progress and to be inspired!

  3. Shadowhelm,
    So glad you are trying the snowshoeing thing. That is awesome! Sounds a bit cold though, BRRRRRRRRRR!

  4. Becky,
    Thanks for posting! The treadmill sounds a bit warmer than Shadowhelm's snowshoeing :-)