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Wii Fit Fitness Journal: Week Two

Wii Fit Fitness Journal: Week Two

I'm absolutely hooked on my Wii Fit, and I'm not ashamed to say it. Although I have yet to get a kick-butt aerobic workout like I do at my gym during cardio kickboxing, I'm finding myself to be more flexible than ever — plus, I think I even stand up straighter! My dominant workouts this week were yoga (I can't believe how much I'm loving it) and running. Taking on the Island Run for the first time was really fun, since I got to check out the lay of the virtual land (which is pretty sweet, by the way).

Plus, once you're finished with your jaunt that's worth 10 minutes in your Wii Fit Bank, you'll surely need that sweat towel (especially if you use my tip from last week to hold full water bottles or weights in your hands while you're running)!

And what was the nicest surprise I discovered? To find out just

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But the nicest surprise, besides finding that I have more energy, is that my BMI is slowly trickling down the stat chart! Although it's not a significant difference, it surely is putting to rest any doubts I had about the Wii Fit being a fun and interactive weight loss aid. I'm stoked to see what the end results will be in two more weeks. But checking in with you newly addicted Wii Fit-ters — how is it going on your first week? Are you digging the yoga and hula hooping as much as I did? Tell us about your experiences, and share your tips in the comments below!

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Lizabelle Lizabelle 8 years
Did you guys know it connects up to Wii sports to??
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i haven't got one yet, but reading all these reports makes me excited to buy one soon!
dormouse dormouse 8 years
I actually went to my soon to be in-laws and they had a WiiFit. I'm so glad I tried it. I did 30 minutes, and it said what I thought it would to start. I was glad that it helped me figure out what to do to put on weight.. so I technically answered my own question. ^-^'' This is just to inform others who may be curious.
glynislily glynislily 8 years
Since I started to play Wii Fit I have put on 2 pounds. Many people think that is probably a bad thing, but no I haven't gained any fat, just muscle from doing loads of yoga. I used to do yoga everyday, but then college got in the way. Now I have only missed one day of yoga. I want a game that is nothing but yoga because I am addicted to it again.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I love advanced step and ski jump. I am still trying to perfect my jumps. I'm so awful at the soccor goal keeping game. Anyone else awful at it?
hightechlipgloss hightechlipgloss 8 years
I love the Wii Fit! To be completely honest, I would rather be at home playing video games than hitting the gym, and this is a great way to get me to move!
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Ehadams, you got great advice about the flooring that's important to consider. Also are you sure your scale is correct, you know how your scale at home always tends to weigh you less than the Dr.'s office. I know someone who was weighing in a lot less on the Wii come to find out they didn't have their feet placed properly in the squares. P.S. My fav game is the stepping one and MAN that hula hoop does kill. I've gotten over 800spins in super hula hoop so far...tiring. I'm just looking forward to all the other great games that are going to come out of this!!!
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Ehadams, you got great advice about the flooring that's important to consider. Also are you sure your scale is correct, you know how your scale at home always tends to weigh you less than the Dr.'s office. I know someone who was weighing in a lot less on the Wii come to find out they didn't have their feet placed properly in the squares. P.S. My fav game is the stepping one and MAN that hula hoop does kill. I've gotten over 800spins in super hula hoop so far...tiring. I'm just looking forward to all the other great games that are going to come out of this!!!
evalution evalution 8 years
I bought a wii fit this weekend and love love love it. I have never been so motivated before. The Yoge is good, but I wasn't expecting to get a workout from hula hoop. I'm also enjoying the running and I don't particularly care for running. The record keeping is very helpful. My husband is a runner and is able to keep track on the wii. Very pleased with my purchase.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 8 years
ehadams - what type of flooring are you putting it on? Mine is on a yoga mat on super thick carpet and it consistently weighs 3lbs more, but when we put it on the tile to test, it was accurate. I guess as long as you keep it on the same floor it will be most consistent.
dormouse dormouse 8 years
The game sounds amazing, and would seem like something fun to pair with Wii Play and Wii Sports... but I'm curious about one aspect. What if you don't want to lose weight and already have a good BMI? I'd love to get some tone... would any of you consider this good for that?
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Geek and everyone else, my boyfriend and I have both noticed a small problem with our Wii Fit/Balance Board. It seems to put us 5-7 lbs over our scale at home (not including the -2 lbs from the clothing adjustment). We have checked it both with the extra feet on and off. Is anyone else having this issue? I don't care that much as long as it is consistent, but it does make me wonder about its accuracy.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I love my Wii Fit and I just got it on Monday! It's the best fitness program I've ever used. It makes exercise fun and easy and it goes by pretty quick. I know it's effective because I was grumpy after work and I took a detour on my way home to use the Wii Fit (currently residing at my BF's house). After 20 good minutes in the Fit Bank I was more cheerful and my balance had already improved since the first time I used it. I even worked up quite a sweat! Something so fun that it makes me go out of my way to exercise is worth every penny!
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
you should put on a polar heart rate watch on so you can track just how many calories you burn! i always use mine but don't have the wii fit :(
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I was out of town this weekend and Game Crazy sold my pre-order!!! They should be getting more in today so I will get to try tonight:)
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Yes, it does monitor your BMI! I'm so glad to hear everyone's weightloss. I've lost 2 pounds since I got it also! I can't believe it actually works!!!
nancita nancita 8 years
That is great! Congratulations. Does the Wii Fit actually monitor your BMI?
Disenchanted Disenchanted 8 years
That's awesome it's working out for you. I really want one, but it's always sold out so fast. :(
TsuKata TsuKata 8 years
I like the running, even though it's hard to run in place. I haven't seen effects in the BMI area yet, but I have high hopes. :)
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ski jump. I am obsessed with getting perfect socres!! After the first day I was surprised to feel it in my biceps (I use the weights, too.) My 4 year old DD loves the running. Too adorable! :D
conanho conanho 8 years
Yeah, my mom is going to have to buy the Wii system too because she has yet to buy one, but I am going to get it for her husband for his b-day, he LOVES Guitar Hero III..he always plays it when I bring it to their house, and he recently fell in love with the Wii Fit this weekend also! :)
ehadams ehadams 8 years
My mom wants one too but I had to explain to her she would have to buy a Wii too. Not sure it is worth it for one game. Although she might like Wii Sports too.
conanho conanho 8 years
I am totally loving my Wii Fit, I have lost 3 lbs since last Wednesday and my BMI is going down! A super-fun game that also keeps you health...What more could you ask for?? My only problem now is that since I took it to my parents house for them to try my Mom wants one and I can't seem to find them anywhere, any help on where I can find one? I would recommend this to anyone! I love the advanced hoola hoop and the ski jump...my thighs burn with contentment!! :)
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