Basically, this is my 3rd progress thread on this forum. I've already went away for 2 times before. The second time I planned on staying and hang around to motivate others and finish my journey. I failed, I don't know why I left, I basically stopped visiting this dark corner of the internet for no particular reason, and forgot all about all of those other people with the same problem as me. To make a long story short: I'm sorry for leaving...
I'll be trying to give you a daily review of my progress, as each day of my life includes a fair amount of workout. Last year I started my occasional bike commute. This year alone I have already ridden 2518 kilometers, which equals 50 days of bike riding. My goal is 8000 km, so you probably understand I have to get active (even more) right now. Monthly I can do around 1000km, but it's pretty hard to do. There are just days that the body says something along the lines of "screw you, I'm not doing anything today", so 1000km is hard, maybe even unrealistic.
Riding the bike for 50km a day can be pretty fatiguing (I love that word) but thanks to my family I've gotten some extra workout possiblities. We already had a Nintendo Wii, but my family got me some nice extra's for it: Balance Board including the Wii Fit workout package, and Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip, and Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage. My sister in law was friendly enough to give me a yoga mat along with it, so I started my first workout yesterday night.
My weighins will be including clothes, as I use my Balance Board to weighin.May 2
Weigh in: 91kg
BMI: 27 (.something, can't recall exactly)
I am planning on mainly focusing on my upper body, as my lower body gets enough exercise already (cycling). The workouts that I've tried yesterday night were:
Torso twists: I've noticed these aren't too intensive, I might crank it up a bit by doing a double set or maybe a triple.
Jackknife: These were a bit more intensive than the above, but obviously focusing on a slightly different group of muscles. Felt nice to do, really tenses the abs.
Plank: Intensive, right upto the point of painful. Could still feel it this morning when I got up, so I'll stick to this one
The plank made me realise how fat I still am. Even though I have lost some serious weight (started my journey originally at 115kg) I still have some well... let's give it a nice tough, and call it abdominal fat, left. I was wearing a polo shirt and me looking down into my shirt was not a pretty sight. My belly was hanging. Ewwww.... So as said, I'll be focusing on the upper body.
I didn't get my 30 minutes of Wii Fit yesterday, but that's because a friend came over and I had already gotten about half an hour on the Balance Board (which is too long to write down each time, so I'll be referring to it as BB from now on
) playing Shaun White. Never thought that fake snowboarding would stimulate the calves this intensively. Auch.
Who of you has some good experience with Wii Fit and can advise a few good exercises for the upper body?Plans:
There are a few plans I have, which include a 30min (at least) Wii Fit session each day, and riding my bike for 850km each month. My goal for the upcoming two weeks is to get rid of 2kg's of fat. This will probably make my pants fit pretty nicely again, as I've gained a few kg's over the past month resulting in some uncomfortable tightness around the waist.
So. I think this may be all for today. I might post tonight after my 2nd Wii Fit session and see how I feel.