I don't know what possessed my mind this morning to think about a long-ago goal I had given up on--but I'm glad it did! When I was obese, Jerry got a gift card from work that was the exact amount of a Wii--so we bought one. And in one of my many attempts to lose weight, I purchased Wii Active. The Wii Active is a type of circuit workout, with strength training and a little cardio.
It was the 30-day challenge that attracted me to it. It guides you through 20 workouts in 30 days. There is a low-impact, medium-impact, and high impact option. The first time I attempted the challenge, I chose medium. After a couple of days, I just found it was too hard, and I quit. The next time around, I chose low-impact, hoping I could do it. Again, it was hard, and I made excuses not to do it.
This morning, I happened to look at the Wii and think, "I'm going to finish that fucking challenge if it's the last thing I do."
I mean, I've run a MARATHON, so how could I possibly be intimidated by a <30 minute video game workout?! I think I just associate the game with a feeling of failure.
I want to keep up with the strength training I've been doing, because I'm sure it's helping my knee, but I don't want to get bored with what I'm doing--so I figure the Wii is a good change-up. I popped in the disc and set up a brand new profile--this time setting it to "high-impact"--go big or go home, right? ;)
I have to say, I really enjoyed it! It wasn't "too hard" this time, but I definitely broke a good sweat (the inline skating is killer on my legs).
I was really craving Banana Cranberry Oat Bars for breakfast, but it never fails that I will make a batch with good intentions, only to binge on them later. I decided to make a bowl of oatmeal with the same main ingredients and hopefully get the same taste without having a whole batch to deal with. It was really good, and definitely killed that craving!
One of the many books I requested at the library became available and I picked it up today. It's The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. I could swear that I've read this book before! It looks so familiar and even the first chapter is very familiar. What I think probably happened is I started it once before, then lost interest and never finished it. I am setting a goal to read 20 pages per day, so I should finish it in two weeks.
I know, 20 pages is not very ambitious, but I am a super slow reader... and I don't spend much time reading at all. I'm behind on blog reading, on e-mail, and I have a few TV shows that I enjoy as well ;)
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