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A year after my first post here...
by Saria (shootthecore)
at 24th May 2008 (22:34)

It's been over a year or so since I'd gotten Yourself!Fitness, the game I inquired about in my first post in this community, and I still use it quite often. While it isn't my only source of exercise (I also go to the gym, bike to school/work, and go for walks and jogs on nice days), it is a nice option to have on crumby days when I just don't feel like leaving the house to go work out. Before deciding to change my life and get healthy, I was nearly 200lbs. I joined the school gym and was down to 170 by the time I got Yourself!Fitness, and now I am down to 136. Already having been a pretty healthy eater, I never went on any strict diets and never went hungry. I love eating :) but now it is important that I love being active, too! I'm very excited to have yet another alternative to at-home work outs--Wii Fit! I really do believe it is worth the price and recommend it to anyone!


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Posted by: Dex (dexor)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 06:49 (UTC)
Love<3Shine

Wow, that type of weight loss is pretty awesome. Congrats on that and a healthy life style.
Also, your LJ Name is freaking awesome. :P

Posted by: Saria (shootthecore)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 18:09 (UTC)

Thank you & thank you :)

Posted by: Lady Douji (ladydouji)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 06:56 (UTC)

Congrats on the weight loss. It's an inspiration

Posted by: Saria (shootthecore)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 18:09 (UTC)

I'm glad!

Posted by: Eurii (eurii)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 14:44 (UTC)

wow! That is amazing progress! You should be so proud of yourself :D

Posted by: Saria (shootthecore)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 18:09 (UTC)

I am! Thank you!

Posted by: ღ annie (azure15)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 16:40 (UTC)

Oh wow! Congratulations! ♥

You've given me inspiration to try it out for myself now.

Posted by: Saria (shootthecore)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 18:08 (UTC)

Hooray :) It's totally possible once you realize being active simply has to become a part of your life--not just a short-term thing to drop x amount of pounds! I didn't even weigh myself for a while after I'd first started working out so it wouldn't turn into a "I must lose x pounds in y months" sorta deal.

Posted by: n9uxu (n9uxu)
Posted at: 25th May 2008 18:11 (UTC)
3564

So...first congratulations.

Second, tell us about wii fit. What do you like most? Anything you really dislike?

Posted by: Saria (shootthecore)
Posted at: 26th May 2008 04:42 (UTC)
Re: 3564

The only thing that I dislike is that you have to unlock different exercises as well as higher reps and durations by playing the shorter durations and reps first. This works out find for people who are just starting out, but is a little tedious for those who already do work out.

However, once you get to the point where you have unlocked all the exercises and options, there's nothing really to complain about. There's a great variety of exercises and types of exercises that work really well. Most exercises are low intensity, except for the running, since you can control how fast you go, but still a good work out! After playing through all of the running games, you unlock Free Run. This gives you the option to run for 10, 20, or 30 minutes while the Wii Mote keeps you updated on your progress while you can change the channel and watch TV. Similarly, there is Free Step, which plays a rhythm on the Wii Mote for you to follow as you step on and off the Wii Fit board. I did that for 30 minutes last night while watching a DVD rather than sitting on my butt :)

I also enjoy being challenged by the strength and yoga exercises, which emphasize the importance of center of balance, something I am not always that great at!

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