I'm not much for Christmas, but I do love the two weeks I get off at the end of every year. It gives me time to catch up on my sleep, play with my family and take care of tasks that never seem to get done.
This holiday, I have three goals:
- Start doing more exercise
- Catalogue my stash and do some de-stashing
- Finish painting my stairs
The first goal is moving along thanks to the Wii Fit I got for Christmas. Now that I'm not on my bike over the winter, I'm feeling mighty lumpy and this move to full time employment has also led to 10 extra pounds that I would like to lose before it turns into 10 more. I was a bit skeptical about the Wii Fit, but so far, my hobbling around like a broken old woman proves that doing a regimen of strength training with some cardio and fun yoga and balancing games is better than my previous plan of sitting on my ass complaining about how fat I'm getting.
My only complaint (besides the idea that I'm becoming the healthist subject of my dissertation) is that there is too much time between exercises where the trainer is talking to you, or moving from activity to activity. I think this goes away with the unlocking of more repetitions and a good plan of attack, but it seems that 30 minutes of activity takes about 45 minutes of real time and I know I'll want those 15 minutes of sleep on the mornings I will be doing this before getting ready for work.
It won't be the last exercise program I do, but it is a good place to start and the type A person in me loves how it monitors progress, and lets me set goals and rewards me for doing exercise by giving me more games to play. And using a virtual hoola hoop is pretty fun!
Now to see if I stick with it and move into a more regular exercise routine.