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Wii Fit Fitness Journal: Week Three

Wii Fit Fitness Journal: Week Three

My 30 day Wi Fit Fitness Challenge is fast approaching the home stretch, and I couldn't be happier with the results! In just three weeks, I'm down four pounds, which may not seem like a lot, but it's pretty awesome considering I stopped my usual routine of going to the gym and didn't change my eating habits. Although I might miss my goal of losing eight pounds, I think losing any inches (and getting closer to a healthier BMI) is a pretty good testament that the Wii Fit really does work.

I spent a ton of time getting down with Rhythm Boxing, and increased my aerobic fitness (surely at the dismay of my downstairs neighbors) with the Free Run this week. I'm not so enthused about jogging in the real world, but when it comes to running with Wii Fit, I'm a calorie burner! Who knew!? To hear more about why I'm so into the Free Runs, and get a few more tips on how to fire up your Wii Fit workouts, just


The best part about the "Free Run" is that you can change the channel, watch a movie, or catch up on episodes of The Hills, while jogging along. Your trainer will update you through the Wiimote and tell you if you are keeping a good pace and how much longer you have to go until your goal time. My only complaint? I wish you could increase your free run time in smaller increments — jumping from a 10 minute run to a 20 minute run might be a bit much for a novice runner to handle!

But to get a really awesome, sweat-inducing workout while running, try lifting your knees up high or taking a wider stance to work all the muscles in your legs. And I can't stress enough about how holding small weights in your hands while you're running (and really swinging those arms) will get your blood pumping — and tone your shoulders to boot!

Oh, and that Jackknife Trainer Challenge? My abs are burning just thinking about it! Have you been loving your Wii Fit this week? Tell us about your favorite exercises, and share your progress in the comments below!

gamesplayer gamesplayer 8 years
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Blue-Archipelago Blue-Archipelago 9 years
I'm doing my own 30 day challenge - though I'm not sticking to it as much as I should! I love the Yoga and the stepping - I just had my first go on Freestyle stepping while watching Hollyoaks and it really works your legs! I need to unlock the running so I can do that while watching tv too. I have taken to holding a Wiimote in each hand to give my arms a work out and will upgrade to hand weights when I'm ready.
MrsBatch MrsBatch 9 years
I LOVE my WiiFit! I actually won my Wii console last month in a fundraising raffle for my nephew's baseball team. When I saw about the WiiFit coming out, I really wanted to get one. After striking out online and in the stores for a few days, I happened to see on the Walmart website that my local store had some in stock, so I managed to get one. The first time I tried it out was that evening, and I was really depressed at the results of my first body test. In fact, this first time my WiiFit age was twenty years older than my actual age. However, the next morning I began a routine of working out for 30-40 minutes after having my morning tea and fruit with the paper. I start out with some of the yoga for stretching and getting warmed up before I head into some balance exercises and then aerobics. Then I finish with a little more yoga to cool down. After almost two weeks of this, I have lost 4 pounds and my WiiFit age has been as low as half my age (that was a real incentive and perker-upper!). Not being in the best of shape, I started out with a focus on stretching and getting my body more limber. Gradually, I am increasing the time I'm spending on the aerobic things (favorites are the step dancing, runs (actually I usually walk in place as I don't have the knees for running) and hula hoops) to burn more calories. Just the progress I've made on the WiiFit has been an incentive for me to try to get more exercise and get in better shape. My body feels better, more limber, and I think my posture has gotten better. Also, I've not really changed my eating habits, but my progress is encouraging me to do more to get in shape. Between the WiiFit and my having just started working with my 10-month yellow lab in an agility class, I look for my results to improve. BTW, I also recommend the Wii bowling game that comes on the disc with the Wii console. I used to bowl tons several years ago and this is really fun for me. It is also really good for stretching the muscles in your arms, legs, thighs, and rear. You really feel like you've been bowling.
serenavallentine serenavallentine 9 years
i've never been into game systems or games in general but this has me very intrigued....
LeanneLand LeanneLand 9 years
I think I'm the only girl on the planet who sucks at the Hula Hoop, but I love the boxing and step dancing. The run is great too...I start every day by doing the yoga for 1/2 hour, and alternate between strength training and cardio. I can't believe how much better I feel and I've lost 3 lbs so far. Everything feels much tighter and structured - Wii Fit is amazing! I talk it up to everyone, and since I've bought mine four more people at work have bought a copy! Wii Fit is just awesome!!!
ArtChiQe ArtChiQe 9 years
After reading this article, I went out and got a Wii (I head been lusting after it for a while) and a Wii Fit. LOVE THEM! Who knew a fat girl could do yoga and have good balance? That Hula Hoop game looks easy, but you can get a major burn from it. I think I have finally found something exercise wise I can stick to!
evalution evalution 9 years
Today was my 11th day of WII training and I have lost 6lbs. I'm also dieting and just can't beleive how much the WII has helped. I'm loving it.
jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
Its soooo cool that you do this. Thanks for the update!!
homer-S homer-S 9 years
I love the wii It makes me bulk up and helps my balance. I use picture in picture during my free run
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
Still in my first week, loving it! :D
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
nancita: are you saying that she wouldn't have lost any weight at all if she ran outside and went to a yoga class instead of using the wii fit?!!!
nancita nancita 9 years
That is so awesome. Congratulations! Four pounds is very significant considering you didn't even change your diet. Makes me think the Wii Fit has figured something out.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
Everythingandme Everythingandme 9 years
:( there's none at the stores
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
btw, this is definitely the first video game that made me have to take a shower after playing. Haha
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I did a 20-minute free run yesterday and fit 4 miles! I started watching TV during the run, but changed it back to Wii. I start running faster when other Miis pass me! I totally feel it today. I can only do the free runs when my downstairs neighbor isn't home, but luckily that's very often :) I've lost 1.5 lbs this week!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I finally gave in and got one on ebay. I love it already. glynislily, I'm glad to hear about your results because I need to add some pounds of muscle too.
saxgirl613 saxgirl613 9 years
If none of you have heard of this website...this is how I got my wii-fit (with 2 day delivery too!)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I am not into video games but I am really thinking about this.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
I did the lunges and they were so hard! I could only do 3 per leg instead of ten and I was sore for *days*
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