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08 May 2010 @ 12:33 am
A small victory  
Today I completed the Wii EA Sports Active 30 day challenge on low intensity. This is not Wii fit which is admittedly a bit rubbish. This is a series of preset workouts, designed by Oprah's personal trainer, that combines upper and lower body exercises with cardio. It creates a fitness program where you workout 5 days out of seven, combining different sets of exercises. In the low intensity version these only add up to about 20mins a day.

I've probably lost about a pound in total, but I'm not really bothered because I'm not just doing this to lose weight. My cardio and general fitness were so bad that I just wanted to get through this and set myself up to now move on to the medium intensity. In some places the low is still hard - 10 squats with calf raises anyone? - but it definitely is easier. I've made some progress.

The important thing is, I WANT to do it every day. It doesn't feel like a chore and it doesn't get boring. It's a challenge and I like challenges. It's variety which my flighty mind desperately needs.

And so tomorrow, if off to start the medium and I'm actually raring to go...
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kat_rowe: celebrate/Will&Magnuskat_rowe on May 13th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
that is just wonderful, hon *hugs you*
doylefan22: lots - cara boobsdoylefan22 on May 13th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Cheers hun.

I'm finding the medium much harder than the low intensity, but in a way that's good because, fingers crossed, it'll get easier.
kat_rowekat_rowe on May 14th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
*nods* it does tend to get easier with practice which is how you get better :)

*hugs you* keep it up :)