Fitness Friday: The Real Test

Well, it’s been about three weeks, and the Wii Fit and I have had a wonderful Honeymoon!
I’ve been back at “work” for a week now, and I’m convinced I need to make a few changes. I have lost close to three pounds, and I guess that’s pretty standard- a pound a week. However, my routine has been non-existent this week.

My problem? Getting up early in the morning. I’d rather get a splinter under my fingernail than wake up before dawn, especially after writing till midnight, or being woken up by little princesses. I’ve never been a morning person, but I know I could do better at getting moving. If I don’t do it right away, there are a million things that will wrestle my attention away from exercising.

The positive side is that I have noticed a distinct difference in my posture! I really think this is a result of the work on my obliques using the Hula Hoop game, as well as the Yoga and Balance Games. I thought my belly looked slimmer this morning, but I don’t know if my mind is playing tricks on me.

My husband, on the other hand has been on that thing before the crack of dawn every day! Honestly, I’m a little jealous that I don’t have the resolve that he does. But I’m getting there! I’m sure I’ll get plenty of exercise when 8 eight-year-olds come over for a birthday party tonight!

My next steps are:

  • Try to go to bed at a normal time like most of the civilized world.
  • Set a routine of doing the Wii Fit first thing in the morning, before email and blogs, and advertisers, and little arms pull me away!

What are your biggest challenges and strategies for overcoming them?

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  1. Julie@Cool Mom Guide says:

    Honestly, my biggest challenge right now is dragging myself away from the computer to work out! When I lost all the weight, I didn’t even know about blogging, so I had nothing better to do! I’m impressed with your hubby’s dedication! WOW!


  2. Cynthia - says:

    Yeah, I’ve got to get my hubby back on it. Every now and then it says to me, “Hey we haven’t seen Dave lately…”

    My biggest challenge is just MAKING the time and making it a priority in my life as I wrote about today.

    I’ve been on it this week! Hooray for all of us for supporting each other!


  3. My biggest challenge is that my boys seem to always be on the wii or they are watching me do it and critiquing me, which drives me insane. I just need some alone time, which I never get!


  4. Under the Florida Sun says:

    My biggest challenge is finding the best time. When I try to get on and do it before our homeschool day is started, it throws everyone off. But then if I try after lunch, my day is already gone and I just can’t motivated. It seems that 10 am is working out well, which seems weird, but I’ll take it anyway I can. LOL


  5. “I’d rather get a splinter under my fingernail than wake up before dawn…”

    I so know what you’re talking about! lol I feel the same way, especially after all the holidays! I’m kind of in recuperation mode I think. But I’m going to work on that too! What time are you wanting to get up in the morning? I start work at 7 (at home) so if I get up at 5:30 that should give me time. Five would be better, giving me some time in case MY little princess wakes up. lol She does have mommy-is-up radar. 🙂

    Have fun with it!


  6. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    I am not a morning person either! What has made a difference for me was joining the 5:16 (for Ephesians 5:16) AM Gals at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. The point is to get up early before everybody else and spend quiet time with the Lord, but then also getting a headstart to your day – like time to exercise.

    On my own, I am NEVER able to get up near that early. But when I committed to that group to do it and prayed every night to be able to get up – the Lord did it and I was up! Never fails – if I don’t pray the night before, I don’t get up early.

    I am planning to start regular exercise tomorrow (Monday) – hopefully 5 days a week. We’ll see how it goes! 🙂


  7. Diana (Shania) says:

    Here’s one small suggestion from someone who can’t seem to do the earlly morning workout either. Instead of getting up early, I just made sure I got up at my regular time – skip the snooze button – which gave me some extra time. Then I would use that time to just do the weigh in/body test and GET MY STAMP! My weight is usually lower early in the am anyway. Once I have that done, if I have more time, I am usually motivated enough to do at least one activity – say the advanced step or the advanced boxing (+8 minutes!) or the hula hoop (alas, I’m still at the 3 minute one). Now, I’ve done something in the morning to get my heart rate up and gotten that body test out of the way so that I can go straight to work out when I have time in the evening. It’s really helped me stay on track. Diana (Shania)


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