I changed up the exercise routine last night. . .and I am paying for it today. I have had The Biggest Loser Wii game for about a year. I was using it a bit last year and fell off the wagon. I got this game because I could use it without the Wii Fit Board.
I had a horrible experience with that board a couple of years ago before I even got a Wii. A coworker brought her’s in for everyone to try out the Wii Fit. As the resident Jill of All Trades in my former office, I was asked to set it up in the conference room. Tangent. . .the conference room is big but the shape of it is weird with a huge table that cannot be moved around BUT the projector is mounted on the ceiling and you hook everything up at the docking station. We have spent many a lunch hour in their watching tv, movies and March Madness.
Now where was I? Oh yes, I set it up, make sure everything is working and Mini Me (who is quite smaller than me but we always shopped at the same store, so we were twins some days) suggests that I try it out. I’m game, I wanted to see what the Wii Fit Board was like anyway, so this is a great way to try it.
I wasn’t as, umm, fluffy then but when I stepped on the board it let out a squeal/gasp as if I was about to crush it. Dude, so not what you want to hear first thing in the morning. I can now add a computer telling me that I am a bit too big for my frame.
While I liked the game my center of gravity is off so balancing on it was horrible. The stupid thing kept calling out instructions, comments and other very embarrassing points of contention. I gave up quickly.
Fast forward to me actually having a Wii, I picked up the Wii Active because it was cheap and gave me alternatives for exercising. Last year I was really into The Biggest Loser (have since kind of kept it on my DVR to sit forever until I either watch it or finally just delete it). I noticed they had the game out and after reviewing it on different sites learned that you do not need the board for this game. I’m in!
Then came the hula hoop injury of 2010 along with the torn calf muscle. So much for working it out huh? The new year dawns, I am injury free along with a lot of poundage, I decided to get moving. And moving I have been doing! I walk, I use Wii Active and last night I had an impulse to throw in The Biggest Loser for giggles and a change.
I select my profile, choose Bob as my trainer because Jillian scares me and I opted for the Full Body Workout, Beginner Level but the hardest of that level. It’s only 19 minutes, I can do anything for 19 minutes!
About five minutes in I am completely second guessing why I am doing this. I am huffing, puffing red mess. I tell myself I can’t quit, I just have to push through. Sweat is dripping, I run to turn the air on and get back to this torture I inflicted on myself. By the time I was done I was thankful that I wasn’t on the floor in a crying mess. I manged to score an overall three out of five and that encourages me since I didn’t even think I could finish it.
But then the morning came, I hobbled out of bed and realized that I worked muscles that haven’t been noticed for quite some time. Struggling to get ready for work and wishing that I was going to a spa instead. About the time I get ready to take a break for lunch I realize that my body is still unhappy with me, so I stand up.
And I do something I haven’t done in ages, I started stretching. Really stretching out those muscles, working on getting the aches and pains out. It feels really good. And as I do one final calf stretch I started laughing.
Wouldn’t it be my luck (and beyond hilarious) that while stretching out that left calf I heard a pop like I did last summer?
At least my boot happens to be in my cubicle. . .don’t ask, long story.
Oh and if you have a walker, can I borrow it? This old gal needs some help getting around!