this past week i picked up my ea sports active. i tell ya, i got it in the nick of time. seriously i don't know entirely what happened to my body, but i have a pretty good idea, and i have to remedy it. i've been working out religiously following my "trainer" who encourages me and somehow between the nunchuk and the controller the system keeps tabs on my form. i found myself beaking off at the trainer, when it told me to do things again or hold position, just like i might protest with a real person. it's brilliant. i've only just scratched the surface with it and i can see it has loads to offer. it even incorporates the wii fit into some of the routines.
now the wii, i had tucked it away under the sofa and pretty much forgotten about it. i wasn't impressed with the graphics or how the exercises were set up to be "locked" in no particular rhyme or reason until one spent a certain amount of time on the thing to unlock them. for instance, in the strengthen portion some really difficult exercises were the ones you had to spend all the time on to gain access to more exercises, which i thought was ridiculous. afterall, how many sideways pushup planks would i need to do to get at the crunches. silly business. i only really liked the hula hoop which was part of the balance exercises, that and the slalom skiing, which just simply drove me crazy and i was determined to get down the bloody hill without knocking down every gate. i spent an inordinate amount of time at it and this just meant that i got more weird balance exercises unlocked but not the yoga or strength exercises.
this morning i didn't have access to the wii system with the man about so i did some yoga in the bedroom. i was never a yoga star, but i am beginning to see how far i fell and how much ground i need to cover before i get back to some modicum of where i was, which is disheartening in itself, but i remain undeterred. i do not want to arrive at my next birthday the in the shape i was for this one.
it's all about moderation. i know, duh, but aside from not exercising i wasn't paying attention and it doesn't take long for pounds to start piling themselves up on one's unsuspecting frame. having crested the big four-oh, however, with lazy metabolism and hormones working against me, the job is doubly difficult now. i am feeling most of my muscle groups today and i know i will for some time.
so up the steep hill i go.