Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 1

Technically I guess this is day 2  but I haven't completed day 2 so I still consider it day 1. What am I talking about? I finally started the exercise program on the Wii. I've boxed & played tennis on the Wii but no exercising & I've had the game for over a month. I got the EA Active not Wii Fit because I know how I am so I didn't want to spend an additional $40 for Wii Fit for it to end up in the corner with the elliptical or in the closet with the dumbells & exercise ball. Lydia has the EA Active & likes it & she runs so I knew I could trust her judgement. I put in all my info. It even has a place for you to do your body type. I chose to start the 30 day program. Although, I can tell you right now I'm not going to do it 30 consecutive days. I'll never finish the 30 days if I attempt that. I'm not going to say I enjoyed the "workout" but I didn't hate it. That's something right?

Surprisngly, I liked the running a lot. Maybe because they break it up so you only run a couple of minutes at a time. I REALLY liked the boxing, although I was reminded why I've never been an athelete. Along with the lack of motivation, competitive spirit, laziness & sheer lack of talent, I'm also a bit uncoordinated apparently. I got the hang of it after a bit. I also learned that although I'm right handed, my left arm is stronger. At least I think so. It was shattering the little target thingys when I hit them but when I used my right arm it didn't. I also learned that I really should wear shoes when I do this. I didn't know there would be running & jumping. I guess I thought it was going to be more of an aerobic type thing.

The game also lets you pick a male or female trainer. I chose a female. She tells you if your form is right & how you're doing. It's pretty cool. I did the low intensity workout since it was the first time & I was hot & a little tired when I was done. I'm not in good shape so I wanted to start slow. There's a part that you do inline skating & you have to jump. Who knew that jumping wasn't my strong suit? After I finished that part the little trainer lady said that "you need to get those legs stronger so this activity doesn't own you". Yeh I KNOW I need leg strength. My legs are why I'm doing this.  Maybe I'll do better when I have shoes on. At the end of the workout which lasted 24 minutes I burned 96.6 calories. WOW - I didn't burn the calories of one Dr. Pepper that I drank yesterday. I guess it's a start. I think I'm going to try & do it before I eat because I can tell you when I finished the thought of food made me nauseous!

On to more interesting things. Monday there was a Macy's ad in the paper & they had a pair of very cute shoes on sale. Of course, as usual, I had a coupon. Whoo hoo! I have a Macy's card that I got when I was buying a dress for a Mardi Gras Ball one year & they sucked me in with the "15% off your purchase today if you sign up" deal. Now, they send me coupons all the time. It said in the ad that these particular shoes come in navy. Yay yay yay!!! I have one navy pair of shoes that are on their last leg. It seems that shoe manufacturers think navy shoes are only for mawmaw's. I've looked forever for a pair in a cute style & nothing. But alas, here they are. The sale started yesterday. Imagine my surprise when Dean was getting ready to leave for work when he came & said "I hate to tell you this because it's going to cost me" & then he showed me that his shoe was coming apart. What does this have to do with me you ask?? WELL, for some reason it always works out that when we're buying Dean a pair of shoes I end up buying like 2 pair! I told him about the Macy shoes & how weird it was that his shoe picked that day to fall apart & it must be an ESP type thing. He laughed, gave me that look & said that he was sure that's what it was. HAHAHAHA! Anyway, Macy's at lunch, EPIC FAIL....... They didn't have the shoes in navy. But it said so in the salepaper. The guy said all the stores don't get all the shoes in the paper. Now that's just stupid! So, the search continues. 


  1. I hate it when that happens. I was all psyched up for one of the designer Target collabs and my store didn't carry it. Boo.

  2. I had to laugh.... I haven't used the wii in SEVERAL weeks. I don't know why? It works and I really did enjoy it. I have to admit, I wish I was more like you with those coupons! I don’t even take the time to cut them out of the Sunday paper!!!!

  3. Is the sale over??? Did you have them call the Cortana Macy's (there still is one there, isn't there?).(Wow....3 "there"s in the same sentence!!) Did you use your coupon on something else??? Tell! Tell!

    PS What do YOU think aerobic exercise is?

  4. Sales over & I didn't buy anything!! I didn't think about Cortana. Oh well! I've had several people ask about the aerobic comment. I guess that shows how much aerobics I've done!!! I was thinking situps & leg lift type stuff.