July 1st, 2009

2011 July

More Shapely Thighs in 30 Days

As you may already know, Chris bought us the Wii Active at the beginning of June. I started doing the 30 day challenge and it has finally been thirty days.

I like this much better than the wii fit for 2 reasons. The first is that the 30 day challenge has all the exercised for you set up. So you don’t have to choose anything. Just start it up and do the exercises. The second is that it moves from one exercise to another fairly quicky. Just when you’re tired of doing bent over rows, it changes to have you do squats.

Speaking of squats, they still make my muscles ache, but only while I’m doing them. I don’t wake up in the morning wondering how I’ll be getting down the stairs.

If you miss a day, it’ll set it as rest day and continue with the exercise plan. You don’t get to skip them. If there are particular exercises that hurt your previously injured body parts, you cam choose to skip them at the beginning of the routine or right before you start that section. So you aren’t stuck doing things to aggravate that ankle that you sprained 15 years ago in high school.

The only thing I suggest is to get a new resistance band. The one with the game is fine, if a little weak. Actually, it doesn’t really do anything. We got a medium one at the local sports store for $11. I may one day go up to the hard resistance! But my arms have always been super noodly.

I’ll be starting the program again beginning next week on medium. The In-laws are coming this week, which means no time for anything else.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal