It's a good time! I'm on workout 13 or 14 out of 20. 30 Day Challenge is almost complete!
Been since June since I last posted in here.
Well since then, I did finish that 30 day challenge. I felt good that I actually finished it, but I didn't lose a single pound. After that I went between Active and Wii Fit doing it only twice a week or so for about two weeks. I realized I wasn't losing any weight because I was also eating the same awful foods that I normally did while doing it. Plus, a 20 - 30 minute, somewhat simple routine using a video game wasn't going to do much anyway.
So I decided to try and cut out sugary drinks and soda almost completely as a first step. I've been drinking water almost exclusively for the last 5 weeks. Sometimes for dinner I'll make some sort of smoothy by throwing some fruit and milk into a blender, but I'll save soda or beer for just a few drinks over the weekend. I've also been trying really hard just to cut out snacking, which is hard especially at work where there is nothing but snacks nonstop. I also decided that I need to bring in lunch every single day instead of always buying out. So it isn't so much that I'm on a strict diet, just trying to not be so out of control.
On top of all this, I've been alternating back and forth between EA Active and Wii Fit, and normal routine walking when I take my dog out. I find I'm getting tired of Active, as the variety of exercises doesn't feel as great as what is Wii Fit. Still, it gets you sweating quickly and working hard without any breaks. It takes much less time to do a 20 - 30 minute workout using that than in Wii Fit when you spend all that time fiddling with menus. When I have more time (usually Friday nights or Saturday morning) I'll do extra long Wii Fit routines. I've also been weighing myself on Saturday mornings with Wii Fit to track my progress.
So far I've lost 10 pounds doing this, and I haven't sacrificed much. I'm already a rather thin person, but I was starting to get the grown man beer belly. I didn't want it to get out of control (plus my pants weren't fitting me as well as they did) so I figured I needed to do something. But I'm not in this just to lose weight though, I also just want to feel better since I'm generally always in pain because of my stupid back. I figured trying to strengthen my muscles would help me. I think overall I feel better. I still get tired quickly when doing a workout, but as far as just sitting in a chair and not being in absolute pain, it isn't as bad as it used to be (though I still have some awful bad days).