Last week, I got a lot of great advice about things I could do to my diet/exercise plan.
And like always, I thought of excuses about why this one and that one wouldn't work for me.
The one that I know what true was that I needed variety in my exercise plan.
A little background on my approach to exercise:
I have been to a gym once. That was during high school as a guest with one of my friends. Yep, a whole ONE time.
I've had lots of reasons for this. Financially, things have always been a little tight. There just wasn't the cash for a membership that I may or may not have used. After I had kids, I was away from home so much of the time, that I felt too guilty to be away from home even more just to work out.
My exercise equipment has been the sidewalk when Hubster is home and a stationary bike I bought 5 years ago when he's not.
But I am limited to those no longer. I have a new outlet.
My brother-in-law brought it over last week, and then seeing the covetous look in my eye, asked if we wanted to borrow it for a while. (So, actually I have a new outlet until he wants it back.)
We can't afford a Wii system right at this time. But it is now of the list of "Must Haves!"
I'm sure that I'm a little late on this bandwagon, but this thing is amazing. The first day after doing a full workout on it, I was sore everywhere. Which was great!
It is like having a personal trainer at home. And with the variety of exercises, I don't get bored. I can do this thing for hours (instead of pushing myself for a full 30 minutes on my stationary bike and hating every minute of it.) Yoga, strength training, aerobics! I have to talk myself into stopping, mostly because someone wants to watch TV or someone else wants a turn.
And there is a competitive aspect to it. Everyone is trying to beat other people's scores, which pushes them (and me) to work harder.
And, according to the Wii, I've lost another pound (although my home scale says it's just half a pound, but I'm only listening to the Wii now.)
So, if you can't tell, I'm pretty excited about it.
So, excuse me, I've got to go and beat Hubster's boxing score.