My Wii Fit Challenge
2008 Christmas bestseller Wii Fit has become a very popular device among Wii users. Many people have been amazed by its ability to motivate you into start getting into shape and gaining more insight into your body and posture.
However, as with other fitness machines people buy, the risk is that many try it for a couple of days and then let it collect dust in some storage are. Don’t let that happen, just pick up the balance board and join the fitness challenge.
I have decided to put Wii Fit to the test in order to see what results it gives. I’m a suiting subject since I’ve slowly become a coach potato after almost two years without any exercise. After my hernia surgery I just never regain the motivation to start training again. I hope Wii Fit will give me the kick I need.
I will dedicate 1 hour from my busy schedule to Wii Fit and post all results on this page.
Note: To really see if Wii Fit alone delivers results, I will not do any other training or change my eating habits in any way.
I encourage you to do the same if you’ve purchased Wii Fit, put aside at least 1 hour each day to train and share your results on this page.
My starting point 2009-01-01:
BMI: 24.84 (very close to overweight according to Wii Fit)
Weight: 79.6 Kgs (174.68 lbs)
Wii Age: 30
Actual Age: 37
Weight: 70.5 Kgs (155.1 lbs)
Wii Age: 30
Here are my results so far:
After a week of 1 hour daily training with Wii Fit my body starts to feel soar. My body is really not used to exercising like this. Today I took it fairly easy doing mostly yoga training, a island lap but added the regular press-up and jack knife training. Completing the Body test, surprisingly my weight & BMI is back at exactly the same as when I started one week ago. So back to square one. 🙂 Still, I had no possibility to measure at the same time as last week so the result may be a bit misguiding. I’m positive that after one month, I will have some consistent results with Wii Fit.
Day 9: (Total in game time: 9 hours)
Day 10: (Total in game time: 10 hours)
I planned to get up early today and get my training done at once but I overslept and got some things to take care of. However, I managed to free one hour around lunch time. It was a bit hard to have my wife and kids watching in the room. Tried hard to do my very best with the poses and exercises while they laughter and commented. I finally passed the 10 hour playtime mark which was nicely displayed by Wii Fit. My Body test resulted in a -0.5 weight loss and I feel positive about reaching my goal.
Day 14: (Total in game time: 14 hours, 8 minutes)
A very hectic Friday. I had loads of things needed to be done as well as going out to party with friends. However, I managed to squeeze in 40 minutes of intense training before taking a shower and rushing away. However, I plan to make up the last 20 minutes tomorrow.
Day 18 (Total in game time: 18 hours, 11 minutes)
I’m beginning to getting used to the training and todays session when smoothly. I made a 30 minutes running session followed by some press-ups, jack knife and triceps extension. As I expected the weight went up again as it has done after earlier weight drops. It’s like a roller coaster. 🙂
Yes! My weight is down to a new all time low notation and I’m at last seeing a down going trend. 30 min jogging while listening to education material is my new motto, it makes the training go much faster.
Day 20 (Total in game time: 20 hours, 12 minutes)
Today I got home really late! My wife promised a friend at work that I would take a look at her computer problems, so we went there after work and not only did it take time to fix the computer, they also fed me with sausage sticks and cookies. All I could think of is how much my weight will go up with today. 🙂 I was so tired when we finally got home, I just wanted to go to sleep. If I wasn’t daily writing my progress on this blog, chancer are I would have gone to sleep instead. However, I’m glad I completed another hour and as I passed the 20 hour mark, the Wii Fit game rewarded me with a silver time counter. My weight bounced up again, but it was expected.
Day 21 (Total in game time: 21 hours, 12 minutes)
Can’t believe time flies so quickly. Already three weeks have gone and the end of the month is closing in fast. To my despair, after todays session my body test ended up in a new raise giving me a weight of 79.3 kg (174.46punds). Only 0.3kg less than when I started. However, I did again measure very late so surely my weight will drop if I measure earlier next time.
Day 22 (Total in game time: 22 hours, 12 minutes)
Today I ran to the Wii at once after getting home from work. I just wanted to get it done fast so that I wouldn’t feel stressed out about having time to set a side an hour later on. If felt really good to have it done before 20. I’m nowadays listening to music or educational mp3’s while doing the exercises so one hour goes by really quickly. My roller coaster weight dropped again but I’m beginning to wonder if I will have any notable results after one months of consistent training with the balance board.
Day 23 (Total in game time: 23 hours, 13 minutes)
Friday again and came home late.Dived into a large pizza and didn’t really feel for Wii Fit but finally pushed myself to stand on the balance board. Also,My daughter had friends home and maybe felt a bit awkward about showing her dad doing exercises in front of the TV, but what the heck. If I’ve come this far, I’m not going to stick with the daily no matter what, for at least until the end of the month. Measuring late after dinner always brings the weight up and so it did today. We’ll see what happens after tomorrow early training.
I love doing the Wii Fit training early on Saturday and Sunday. Just feels great to start the day with some exercise, afterwards I feel great and have more energy for other things.
Day 25 (Total in game time: 25 hours, 14 minutes)
Already 25 days now and the end of the month is closing in. I managed to hold my weight of 78.5 kg today which feels good, I take it step by step so just 0.5 more and I’ll be in the 77 kg area. Even if I do 10 press ups each day I still have hard time with them. This is a bit annoying since I never experienced press ups being this hard. However, for the first time I did chose to try out 20 reps and boy that was though. I can tell you I didn’t make 20 real press ups. In the end I felt dead. I really need to work more on those…
I had a bad ache in my shoulder today which made the press up training hard so I skipped it and filled out the time with other muscle training modules. To my surprise I did weight exactly the same as yesterday. I’m glad that I’m now keeping this low weight and hope to start loosing some more weight in these last days before February. I got a low time Wii age of 20 years doing the balance tests!! Hehe, reborn 17 years younger, that would be nice.
My son lies sick in the flu and even if I’ve taken a flu shot (my boss always makes sure that his employees don’t stay home sick) , I felt a bit unsteady and very exhausted. I guess I’m experiencing a very light version of the flu. Anyway, my weight dropped to an all time low 78 kg (171.6 pounds). Now 77kg is within my grasp, hope to get there before the end of the month.
It’s late, I’m tired and just want to sleep after finally getting today’s Wii Fitness hour done so I’ll be even shorter than usual. Weight is up, even if it’s just by 0.5 kg I still feel it as a bit of an failure as my mind was set on reaching under 78kg.
Day 29 (Total in game time: 29 hours, 16 minutes)
Just two days left until I’ve trained everyday for one full month.My wife can’t believe that I actually still are putting myself on the Wii every single day (I really can’t believe it either). She promised to finally try it out in February. Hehe, I’ll believe it when I see it. My weight today bounced back to 78.1kg and I hope to be around 77ish at the last day on the month. We’ll see…
Day 30 (Total in game time: 30 hours, 17 minutes)
First time in a long time I got home early.Felt good with doing some Wii Fit training Friday evening and having time to relax afterwards. My body test was a success. I dropped 0.6kg to 77.5kg (170.5) which is great even if it’s still far from my goal of 70.5 Kgs (155.1 lbs). However, I’m in no hurry. I will get there eventually.
Day 31 (Total in game time: 31 hours, 17 minutes)
Also check out the following posts:
My Wii Fit Challenge starting up
My Wii Fit Challenge Progress Week 1
My WIi Fit Challenge Progress Week 2
My Wii FIt Challenge Progress Week 3
Are you training with Wii Fit? I love to hear your results so don’t hesitate to post comments below.
Have You checked-out The Ultimate Wii Guide yet? It’s a complete Wii Guide which also includes a Wii Fitness guide + some other fitness related material as a bonuses.