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Readers’ workout #7

Readers' Workouts

I have nothing to tell this week. I had to go for a biopsy last week and was not allowed any sports until the end of the week. However, on Sunday, I at least went for my usual swimming. It will be the same this week, because I had a second appointment on Tuesday.

What has everybody else been up to work out wise?

 

 

To see other participants’ progress go to Joy’s Book Blog.

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Readers’ workout #5

Readers' Workouts

This week I did much better and got my Wii Fit board out every day (except on the one day when I went swimming). My total workout minutes are 151 (goal is 90/week), so I am quite pleased with myself.

I got rid of one of my Wii Fitness programs which is a total waste of money and time. If you ever feel tempted to get Exerbeat, don’t bother. After every exercise – some of them are only 90 seconds – you are forced to watch your Mii wander all across the globe on a “tour around the world” and listen to educational little tidbits about the countries you are visiting. I have heard that eventually you unlock the option to put a workout sequence together without interruptions, but I never even got that far because I was so annoyed by this pseudo-historical-geographical chatter. There is no possibility to turn it off in the general settings.

My search for a good Wii fitness program goes on. Does anyone have any recommendations? Preferably with (Step-)Aerobics exercises and boxing and not so much dancing. Thanks already in advance!

To see other participants’ progress go to Joy’s Book Blog.

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Readers’ workouts #4

Readers' WorkoutsI have been very busy this week (the usual excuse) and haven’t done much, but if you knew me personally you would know that even going swimming for three weeks in a row is a success.

Yesterday evening I got my WII Fitboard out because I quite enjoy doing the exercises with it. That way at least I got something done. My new plan is do use it every evening, we will see how that goes.

How is everybody else doing?

 

 

To see other participants’ progress go to Joy’s Book Blog.

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Readers’ workouts #2

Readers' Workouts

Last week was my first week to actually DO someting. I had planned to working out 90 minutes/week and that “worked out” alright.

I rode my bike at home while watching TV (time just flies that way – sort of) and once I went swimming with my swimming buddy. I counted that with 20 minutes even though we were at the pool much longer (basically chatting and having fun in the hot outdoor pool).

All in all I managed 95 minutes which is  perfectly fine with me.

I love My Fitness Pal and am always so pleased when I can enter another exercise or weigh in. This is such fun!

How is everybody else doing?

To see other participants’ progress go to Joy’s Book Blog.

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Readers’ workouts

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Joy from Joy’s Book Blog has taken over a workout project from another blog that she now calls Readers’ workouts. This is what Joy says about it:

The idea is that each Tuesday, we report our exercise progress for the previous week and state goals for the upcoming week. Setting and tracking goals as part of a community is great for both accountability and support. Set up your goals and reporting system in any way that works for you.

The target group are people who are more bookish than athletic; guess what! That sounds just like me. Athletic I am not! Bookish? Rather! Of course, Joy’s own account of her workout in March made me hang my head in shame, but you have to start somewhere. Also, because I have a thing for online tools, I remembered that Judith mentioned an online site the other day where you can track your calories, workouts, progress etc. which sounded just like my cup of tea. It is called My Fitness Pal.

So the most important things (except the actual working out part) are already under way.

  • Join at Joy’s site
  • Register at My Fitness Pal 
  • Determine how often I want to work out 
  • Get a swimming pal 
  • Set a date to start (after Easter)

You feel like working out? Check out Readers’ workouts at Joy’s Book Blog!