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( Feb. 10th, 2009 10:40 am)
My legs are so sore...

So we got a Nintendo Wii between Christmas and New Year's.
Soon after that, we obtained a Wii Fit. We've been using it pretty much every day since we got it. Well, Colleen has, I've skipped a day here and there.

One thing I don't like about it is that it relies on the Body Mass Index, which is a load of horse$#!+, since it only takes height and weight into consideration, not muscle mass or bone mass. It has me above 30, which is the obese level. I'm 5'11"-ish and average at 215lb... that's not obese. Overweight, perhaps, but not obese.

You have four sets of exercises: Yoga, Strength, Aerobics and Balance. I start off with the Ski Jump in Balance. My record is like 328m (combined from two jumps). I do Ski Slalom as well, then get into Strength training, running five or six exercises there.
Then comes Yoga... Half Moon, Warrior, Chair, Palm Tree... only four or five exercises.
Right know, thanks to Lunge and Chair, I'm feeling it in my front thigh areas... so much that I haven't done my Fit stuff in a couple of days. Well, when you throw in pulling a nearly 50-lb child up a hill on a sled four or five times...

All in all, a good investment.
So, here are a few things...

Wednesday, 21 Jan
Had to drive to Burlington for training. Distance was about 50 miles. Took me about 1.25 hours. Major backup was on Rt 3 until about Concord Road.
Drive back took longer. Getting onto 3 from I95 was impossible, so I cut onto the main drag where the Mall is, and took the back way. Rt 3 was still slow until 495, but we were moving.

Thursday, 22 Jan
Burlington again, drive in was a little over an hour, plus a quick stop at Finagle-a-Bagel to get breakfast. Class started an hour earlier, so it let out around 4pm.
Getting to Rt 3 from I95 impossible again, so took back way past the Mall to Rt 62. Getting onto Rt 3 from Rt 62 was impossible there too, so I took Rt 62 through Concord, Maynard, Stow, onto 117 through Bolton to 495. Ride home was approaching two hours. Yuck.

On Friday, 23 January, I celebrated my birthday. Mom and Bro-in-law were both up for a weekend visit.
Work was rather normal. I treated myself to breakfast from Hooligan's, a place just down the road from work. (Two eggs over easy, hash, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast.)
Didn't really eat lunch.
Met up with Colleen, Marcus, the in-laws, and Dad at Bugaboo Creek in Shrewsbury. Drank an entire Mountain Man Margarita (forgot to ask for no salt). Ordered fish and chips (the tartar sauce is excellent! Has a sweet flavor to it.) but didn't eat too much of it. Took it home. And yes, they arranged for the Moose puppet to come around with cake.
In-laws got me cash, lightsaber attachments for the Wii controllers, and a half-yard glass with holder. Colleen and Marcus got me the Iron Chef game for the Wii, as well as a nice tanto from an Asian flair shop in Greendale Mall. Parents got me cash.

Saturday 24 January
Had breakfast at the hotel with the in-laws.
Went to Best Buy and picked up a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD for the PC, using my birthday cash.
Didn't really have lunch.
C, Johnny and I went to the St Mary School Winter Ball that night. We got several prizes at the "games," including two audiobooks.

Sunday 25 January
Breakfast at the hotel again.
It was a pretty easy day for everyone.
Tried a new place for dinner -- Royal Fried Chicken. It's a new joint up the road from us. Not too bad. Cheap eats.

Now, we have a Wii Fit as of this past weekend.
Colleen's addicted to it. She does at least a half hour routine each night.
I set myself up on it. My center of balance is off a little to the left. It also puts me at about 216lb, with my BMI being just over the line into... get this... obese. WtF????!?!?!?!?!?
I set a goal for myself: 16 lbs in 3 months.
My original Wii Fit Age was like 50...
In one night, that dropped to 35. BMI dropped a little too, but still not into Overweight.
I love the ski jump balance game... I have the record right now of 311m (two jumps per set, both are added together).

I may have pooed console game systems before, but I love the Wi.


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