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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wii Fat

23 days into my Wii Fit regime and I'm almost exactly the same weight/BMI as when I started. Specifically, my lightest weight was on day 3. When I first bought the thing I said to a few people that it was a game of chicken between losing weight/size, or the novelty wearing off. I think the novelty is winning :-(

The game itself says, and in fact it's common knowledge, that you need to give a new exercise regime a bit of time to yield results. But how long? I don't feel noticeably better, nor am I smaller. The missus says she thinks I'm looking trimmer, but I don't see it in the mirror myself. In fact looking in the mirror makes me far more miserable than it did before. Where I used to see a fat bloke who was fat because he didn't do any exercise, now I see a fat bloke who gets up 45 minutes earlier than before and does 10 minutes of boxing exercises each morning, a 20 minute jog most mornings, a few minutes of step basics 3 times a week, and wonders what the point of them all is.

NB those are all from the aerobic exercises designed to burn fat, but I do intersperse them with activities in the yoga, muscle workouts and balance exercises too; though mostly in those I discover that my balance and posture are already pretty good (I put that down to 20 months of MBT-wearing). I've also been carrying a deliberately heavy rucksack for the last 6-8 weeks to and from work; cut down my alcohol intake; started using the stairs instead of the lift most times at work, where I sit on the 4th floor; and mostly swapped what would previously have been a pastry or sandwich for some fruit, at breakfast and lunch.

It's really pissing me off. I might give it 'til 31 days out of stubbornness, but if I don't feel any better or get any smaller by then, someone's going to have to explain why I should continue bothering.