Hula hoops and sun salutations

March 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm 1 comment

Official weigh day today. Not much change. My body fat has been at 45.1% every day for the past four days, until today of course, official weigh day, when it was 46.4! Oh well, I guess that’s the way the tofu crumbles. That’s what the scale said so that’s what gets marked down. But in case you were worried, you can breathe a huge sigh of relief to know it is merely a blip. You’ll sleep better tonight won’t you.

The big news is that hubby and I finally managed to get our hands on a Wii Fit. We had to beat up a family of five who looked like they were going to make it to the shelf before us, but we are reliably informed that they should all make a full recovery, and the little boy WILL walk again. Just kidding, folks – we ordered it from our supermarket (Tesco), they were finally in stock. Then we had to do our weekly shop with it in the shopping trolley. Even though it was in a blue plastic covering I don’t think I loosened my grip on the handle for a second. So was it worth the wait? You betcha. Although it seems I do not have a future in downhill slalom, I may have a promising career as a a hula hooper.

But seriously, it is very good fun, extremely easy to rack up exercise time, and particularly good for balance and posture. For those who don’t know, there are four types of exercise – aerobic, muscle workouts (which I won’t be doing as the Wii Fit is for my recovery days), yoga and balance. You get a few basic choices in each category, but as you clock up exercise time, it unlocks more choices. I was particularly impressed with the yoga, as you stand on the balance board as you do the exercises and it monitors your centre of gravity, telling you when you are shifting off centre and providing feedback so you can correct your posture. I’ve just ‘unlocked’ sun salutations, so I’ll give that a go after my intervals workout. Off to do that now. Back soon.

OMG, those intermediate intervals are HARD! My lungs are on fire. Might hold off on those sun salutations till tomorrow. Six intervals of 1 min RPE 8-9, 1:1 recovery. Covered 5.9 RU (random units!). Might just finish off with some gentle walking on the treadmill…

10 mins walking, veerrrrry sloooowly brought my heart rate down, followed by some Wii Yoga. The sun salutations were nice. So far, the tree is the most difficult pose – I can’t even get into the start position properly, and my balance is all over the place. Ah well, practice practice practice.

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Entry filed under: Body Fat Solution, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, interval training, Tom Venuto, weight loss, Wii Fit.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  March 17, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Congrats on scoring the Wii Fit. I think eventually, hubby and I may want one. But we figure it can wait until we have a TV large enough to see across the room, LOL! Given that hubby got a new computer and I need one, have to keep a lid on the spending here.

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Blubberbegone Stats

  • Start: 16 stone, 45.7% body fat
  • Goal: 10 stone, 20% body fat
  • Today: 14 stone 13.6 lbs, 44.8% BF
  • Pounds lost: 14.4
  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
  • Exercise this week (Sat–Fri):
  • Total: 2 hr 5 mins
  • Jog/Walk: 20 mins
  • Walking: 20 mins
  • Burlesque: 1 hr
  • Pilates: 25 mins
  • African dance: mins
  • Tae Kwon Do: mins
  • Badminton: mins
  • Tai Chi: mins
  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
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    Motivation

    My Weight Loss Goals

  • 1. Crack 15 stone (210 lbs) for the fourth and final (I hope) time.
  • 2. Lose 10% of my body fat (14 stone 4).
  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
  • 5. Lose another 10% of my body fat (12 stone 12/180 lbs).
  • 6. Get my BMI under 30 (12 stone 9/177 lbs) - no longer obese, just overweight now.
  • 7. Weigh less than my husband.
  • 8. Fit into a size 16 (US 14).
  • 9. Lose my third 10% (11 stone 8/162 lbs).
  • 10. Fit into a size 14 (US 12).
  • 11. Get my BMI under 25 (10 stone 8/148 lbs).
  • 12. Lose my fourth 10% (10 stone 6/ 146 lbs).
  • 13. Fit into a size 12 (US 10).
  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
  • 15. Turn heads in a bikini!
  • My Fitness Goals for 2011

  • 1. Increase my cruising walking speed from around 5.0kph to 6.4kph.
  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
  • 4. Work on my crawl stroke and build up to 30 mins continuous swimming.
  • 5. Build up to 1 hour continuous and comfortable cycling.
  • 6. Squat 50kg.
  • 7. Do an unassisted chin up.
  • 8. Take a martial arts or self-defence class for at least 3 months.
  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
  • 10. Learn a new dance style.
  • My Blubber Reduction Journey

  • My highest measured weight ever:
  • Jan 1 2006 = 238 lbs (17 stone)
  • BBG blog starting weight:
  • Sep 16 2007 = 215.5 lbs (15 stone 5.5), 47.0% BF Lean body mass 114.2 lbs (8 stone 2.2)
  • Highest weight posted since then:
  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
  • Lowest weight posted since then:
  • Nov 16 2009 = 193.2 lbs (13 stone 11.2), 43.7% BF, lean body mass 108.8 lbs (7 stone 10.8)
  • Lowest body fat posted since then:
  • Sep 7 2009 = 194.2 lbs (13 stone 12.2), 42.6% BF, lean body mass 111.5 lbs (7 stone 13.5)
  • My blubber reduction journey 2011:
  • Xmas 2010 = 221.6 lbs, 46.7% BF, 118.1 lbs LBM
  • 5 Jan = 221.0 lbs, 47.1% BF
  • 12 Jan = 219.6 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 19 Jan = 220.4 lbs, 45.8% BF (TTOM)
  • 26 Jan = 218.8 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Feb = 218.8 lbs, 44.7% BF
  • 9 Feb = 219.4 lbs, 44.9% BF
  • 16 Feb = 215.8 lbs, 44.6% BF
  • 23 Feb = 213.2 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Mar = 211.6 lbs, 45.9% BF
  • 9 Mar = 209.8 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 16 Mar = 208.8 lbs, 45.3% BF
  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 13 Apr = 208.4 lbs, 44.4% BF
  • 20 Apr = 207.6 lbs, 43.3% BF
  • 27 Apr = 205.0 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 4 May = 209.2 lbs, 45.2% BF (TTOM)
  • No. weeks: 18
  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
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