Being out of shape is hard. I drop things all the time, and have the worst balance in the world. About 2 weeks ago I started using my sweetie’s Wii for fitness exercises. Sure, I’d be embarrassed if anyone was actually watching me, but in the privacy of my own house – it’s fair game!
It’s crazy! The Wii Pilates has been kicking my tushie, and I’m firmly aware that I’m still in the ‘beginner’ section. For two days this week I could barely walk after exercising too hard and too much. Then I found the Wii Fit exercises, where a snotty little balance board tells me I’m ‘overweight’ and plumps up my Wii character to look like what it thinks I look like. Why is that motivational?
LOL. It’s funny, and fun to get in shape, even though it hurts! I’m reasonably good at the Wii fitness Hula Hoops, and completely bad at every balance exercise they have. I keep failing their memory test too, but I think it’s because I didn’t understand the directions until last night – LOL. (Luckily I know I’m not the only one!) I’m even laughing that I’m so low on the meditation exercise, because I actually do meditate sometimes!
Pilates though, wow. I had no idea that an exercise program that looks so deceptively simple and easy could do so much work for your muscles. If I remember correctly, it’s what ballerinas do to stay in shape, and I can’t believe how hard it works your muscles.
No weight loss yet – actually I’ve had a couple pounds of weight gain, which is always frustrating when you’re working hard. But, I know that it’s just muscles getting stronger, and the stronger your muscles get, the more fat gets burned.
Sigh… I’m getting in shape, and I’m hating it… and loving it at the same time.
And I know that getting in shape physically is one of the best things you can do for yourself mentally too – including depression. Try it out sometime!