Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday: Exercise or OMG I hurt!

I am not a person who really loves to exercise. Am like that last cartoon, it takes me forever to get up and do it. When I logged on to my Wii Fit Plus a few days it go, it said: It has been 105 days since your last visit. Oops.

I find motivation but often it is fleeting. Whoop there it goes.
I like to feel the breeze as it flies by.

Yet, I really love the feeling I get after I exercise, such a high. Although while I am exercises I am counting the minutes until I am done, sometimes yelling and swearing too. Above the tv, where I do the Wii for exercise I have 3 mantras:
Exercise gives me more energy and less fat.
My metabolism is red hot and increases with each minute of exercise.
I am a healthy, fit, and energetic woman!

Corny, but they help. I can not pick up a book lately that does not suggest having positive self talk. These corny mantras give me that little boost to keep going.

Wii Fit Plus is a favorite right now. I like the boxing, step, and rhythm games the best. As I am doing the step for 20 min to a tv show and I really want to quit I repeat my mantras. Wii is really helpful for this exercise. It counts down the time while I watch Monk or Bones.

Yet between the Wii and riding everyday I discovered that today, I am really REALLY sore! I know I shouldn't over do it even though I am having so much fun but, it sort of crept up on me. I was not even planning on riding today because I thought Corrie would be soaked (it rained), but I went out to ground drive Abby, to my surprise Corrie was in. So I ground drove Abby for about 40 min. I thought, well as long as Corrie is in and I'll just be driving tomorrow, I'll ride her now.

Well we had a hell of a ride. She was being a right cow, and I know that I am not helping her to get it. I am starting to get the to the point that my body is remembering how to do things too, so I am trying use myself more correctly as I teach her. She even tried to take off. Okay she trotted off when another horses was being lead out, but hell the last time a horse (Abby) tried to trot off with me I fell off and broke my wrist so this was a big improvement! But still the ride in general sucked. Although as we all know a bad day in the saddle is better than a great day any where else so I am not complaining.

So Sensei (formally known as R, trust me Sensei really fits him) asks me how the ride went and I told him. His suggestion, "Oh we'll work on that tomorrow in your lesson ." I have taken enough lessons over the years to know that any lesson following the phrase" "We'll work on that," is not going to be an easy one. So if you don't hear from me in a few days it is only because I can't use my arms or legs!


  1. I love the Wii! So much fun. I wish we could get one for ourselves. Hope to soon.

    What a little stinker. You have to be really psyched though that even with some misbehaving you still feel like you can handle it. Bad days are always no fun but there is a feeling of accomplishment when you can survive the bad rides unscathed! :)

  2. I've heard such great things about Wii fit. Seems a lot of my friends have been using it, and getting skinny!

    And just remind yourself, that the bad rides usually teach us more then the good ones. Sounds like you're feeling pretty good about it all... even if a bit ouchy.

  3. Wii is fun. Have you tried Yoga? It's great I love it. I thought I was flexible until I did yoga.
    I started a Halflinger today, lazy as all getup and one of the smoothest ground covering trots I have ever ridden.

  4. Husband and I have been talking a lot lately about getting a Wii. I haven't had a chance to try out the Wii Fit but even some of the regular games can give you one heck of a workout! If someone can make exercise fun then I'm all over it!

  5. Wii is a great motivational tool. When someone pointed out to me that it costs about as much as a year at the gym, I thought it was a pretty good deal. I would never go to a gym. I like Wii Fit Plus to get started exercises, but Wii Active actually gives a much better workout. I have not talked to one person who is upset they got a Wii.


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