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Unread 10-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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Wii Fit and excersing (plus my progress)

Hi everyone! Well, I'm about to do my weight loss as I said I would. So I do have a Wii Fit plus and I haven't used it in a long time so I started a new goal for 3 months. Unfortunately I weigh 209 lbs (6+ Since my last weigh-in during August!) and I am 6"0 tall. My goal is to lose 3-4 pounds every week. My goal is to eat less portions, drink more water, and use wii fit and walk around the neighborhood. I need some encouragement to happen!

How can I lose weight with Wii fit?

Wish me luck!
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Unread 10-27-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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IMO the wii fit will never take the place of a proper gym workout but it's useful for getting couch potato's off their butts and doing something. Then, when the bug has truly bitten, hopefully them couchies will go the gym "properly" via a membership.
So looking at it as a form of 'stepping stone' I think it's very useful.
Similarly, people who already go to the gym regularly can use this as a mild "supplement" if they want the odd day at home or similar (as I've heard it being used).

...so it's not a substitute but can be a useful stop-gap or addition.
Don't rely on the wii fit to lose weight. Use it in conjunction wit a good diet, Gym workouts (if you can) and cardio.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 02:57 AM   #3
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3-4 lbs a week is a relatively high goal, but I have seen it happen. 1-2 each week is more realistic, but a goal is still important. Good luck. I wish you the best.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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I use Wii Fit Plus as a supplement to round out my workout. I do sprints for fifteen minutes on the treadmill to get me going in the morning, followed immediately by ten to fifteen minutes of yoga with Wii Fit.

After class (around four) my friend and I hit the gym (being a college student is so convenient sometimes). Before weight training, we always run on the elliptical, usually ten to fifteen minutes, and stretch. Don't forget to stretch! Monday we do legs, Wednesday is core, Thursday is arms, and Friday is cardio. Tuesday is the only day we bypass the gym completely for Wii Fit Plus, and that usually consists of yoga and strength training with a few balance games.

On top of Wii Fit, we do My Fitness Coach Monday through Saturday, excluding Tuesday, and on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we also go to taekwondo practice in the evening, which lasts about 2 hours.

With all of that, I've lost about 2.2 pounds so far this week, so I'd definitely agree with what Loplod said about only using Wii Fit as a supplement. There is no way I'd be making that kind of progress relying entirely on Wii Plus. I'd suggest a cardio routine, and if you love the Wii, get My Fitness Coach. I only do about fifteen minutes on it a day, but I always feel the results.

As long as you're using Wii Fit, though, make sure to consistently do body tests, even on rest days, so you can track your progress. Believe me, visual aids work wonders. But whatever your choice, good luck!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
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Ok guys I have my Week 1 results: I have lost 1.3 Pounds! What I did is focus on my waist, arms, hips, etc. by doing mostly the Aerobics for 45 minutes to an hour. I also drank more water, watch my calories, and eat less portions of food while chewing slowly. What I need to do now is to go on with more difficult part of the workout such as more reps and do strength workout.

However, today I weighed myself and I've gained .7 pounds and the reason is that I'm in the middle of the menstruation cycle. (Sorry if its TMI, but I got to tell the truth)
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Unread 11-04-2010, 03:24 PM   #6
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Try not to weigh yourself more than once a week. We chicks have strange bodies that fluctuate with hormones. Weighing yourself too often is crazy making. I know, because that's what I did. :P
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Unread 11-04-2010, 03:33 PM   #7
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Try not to weigh yourself more than once a week. We chicks have strange bodies that fluctuate with hormones. Weighing yourself too often is crazy making. I know, because that's what I did. :P
Thats why sometimes it sucks to be a woman >_<
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:00 PM   #8
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Thats why sometimes it sucks to be a woman >_<
Ditto that.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:30 PM   #9
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Another reason to not weigh yourself more than once a week is that outside factors can also affect your weight. Like how much water is in your body and the last time you had a bowel movement or how much you had for your last meal.

Try and weigh yourself once a week at a set time, Preferably after you have.. Relieved yourself and before you eat a meal, Keep this habit up and get into a routine and you will better be able to track your results.
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I know this doesn't really.....pertain directly to YOU.

but....my family just got a wii and I was playing ironman on it after like...3 hours my biceps started getting super sore from all the aiming and such.

>_> wii for twigs like me is quite the workout.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 07:40 PM   #11
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I know this doesn't really.....pertain directly to YOU.

but....my family just got a wii and I was playing ironman on it after like...3 hours my biceps started getting super sore from all the aiming and such.

>_> wii for twigs like me is quite the workout.
LOL, thats why we have wii
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Unread 11-05-2010, 01:20 PM   #12
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I never tried Wii fit, so I don't know what effects it has on me.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 10:08 AM   #13
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Week 2 UPDATE: I have lost 2 pounds this week!!! I have not looked at my scale in over a week and I've been working out for 45 minutes for the 6 days. What I have done is that I did an Island Run, Super Hula Hoop for 6 minutes, Did the punchout for advanced, and Step ups for advance.

As for my diet, I haven't drink as much water as a I should, but I'm drinking a half a can a soda a day and yet I'm still watching my calories while eating fruit twice a day.

Now, what I need to do is the do expert level exercises and continue the island run as well as other Aerobics. But I do need to work on my posture and strength.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
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>_>

cut soda out of your life D:

water makes EVERYTHING better.

The way you feel, skin, muscle balance, digestion, everrrryyything

>_> stay away from soda, it quite literally eats your insides.
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>_>

cut soda out of your life D:

water makes EVERYTHING better.

The way you feel, skin, muscle balance, digestion, everrrryyything

>_> stay away from soda, it quite literally eats your insides.

Here, here! I'd also add getting rid of juice. Seriously, once you work it out of your routine, you won't miss it. I know I don't.
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