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Confession

Friday, February 26, 2010

I confess I feel a bit... sheepish. Wed. I got out my Wii Fit and did some lighter intensity exercises than normally. I stopped doing the Wii regularly mostly because according to sparks I can burn in 20 minutes on the elliptical what would take me more than an 45 minutes on the Wii to burn. But I figured a less intense exercise would probably be good for me, and I think that was a wise decision, because when I was done I was a lot more tired than I probably should have been.

I started off with 20 minutes of free stepping, just listening to music and zoning while making sure to make big arm movements while stepping up and down (so what if I looked like an idiot? I was home by myself). I was still feeling pretty good, so I did the two other step games (which I think are kind of fun), making big steps and large arm movements, and then finished it off with the 10 minute boxing, which is my favorite of the aerobic activities on the Wii Fit (one of these days, I want to get more exercise/games for the Wii fit, but for now I just have the one it came with).

Unfortunately, I didn't stop to think of the fact that I haven't done the boxing in 9 months--and apparently it uses different muscles than my strength training activities, because I'm really, really sore--both my arms and my upper back. More, at some point I did something to my right calf--just my right one, almost like I pulled it a bit or something. So that hurts, too. I took yesterday off--could barely move so I figured aerobic activity was out. Was hoping that I would be up to doing it today... but still am really, really sore.

Maybe I'll be able to make yoga tomorrow. Or something. I don't know if I'll be able to pull 130 minutes off this week, though, which makes me sad. But breaking my streak is better than really hurting myself.

But I feel kind of like an idiot overdoing it on the Wii Fit of all things....
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  • KOMAL53
    Poor Zanna---even enjoying excercising needs to be done in moderation!!Rest till you're better---Yoga too puts pressure on sore muscles---so take care dear----Best of Luck---get better soon!!!!
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    3977 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4021974
    I wish I had photographs of some friends and I the weekend after the Wii first came out. We had a little minor party to celebrate. There were practically no games for it, but it did have Wii Play. We must have played tennis for 6 hours. And the little pop up reminding us to take it easy kept coming up saying "you should take a break sometimes". PSHAW. I don't need to take a break from playing a VIDEO game. Let me tell you, but the next morning, we were so sore we couldn't lift the TV remote, much less our BEER! We were a pretty sorry state of affairs. And one person in the group is a personal trainer...
    3978 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Oh Zanna! I've been there and done that. Especially on the boxing programs. Try some of the yoga poses on the Wii Fit and or strength training moves. They may help stretch out some of those sore muscles and get you a few more fitness minutes. LOL! Anyway I hope you feel better soon. Take it easy and make each decision the best one for you!
    Cyndi
    3978 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    aww Zanna..Hope u feel better...I do that sometimes....like do a lil bit more...get carried away..dont worry..take care and get some rest...Might rub some oil into the calf muscle..i find that it usually works...

    manasa
    3979 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6072865
    zanna, it's easy to get carried away with Wii, happens with me all the time. emoticon . so its ok, take rest and you can always do more when you are up to it. For now take it easy. we are trying all these exercises to be fit, so with that in mind i guess you need to take it easy and not feel bad about it. so emoticon emoticon and feel emoticon tomorrow for a good Wii workout. emoticon
    3979 days ago
  • RAIN454
    Aww, poor Zanna! Are you feeling better now? You have nothing to be embarrassed about, though! I would probably have done the same thing :) Im thinking of getting the Wii...if I do, Wii Fit will probably be the first thing I buy. I would come over and be an "idiot" with you if I lived close by...lol!! Enjoy your weekend! Rest up!
    3979 days ago
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