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I am Invincible

I have been exercising regularly for seven weeks.

I am strong.

I am invincible.

I hadn't lost any pounds in the last two or three weeks, so I started evaluating things. I decided it could be my exercise routine, so I went to Walmart and got a different one.

I later discovered that I could have started doing customized workouts on my EA Sports Active game, so I'll probably come back to that later on.

Joe and I looked over all of the Wii options, and we decided on The Biggest Loser. On the back of the package, it talked about different workouts and a 4-, 8-, or 12-week program.

We brought the game home, set up our individual profiles. I hesitated to chose the Easy program since I am so clearly a physical fitness buff now. Joe convinced me that I could always bump it up to Medium if the Easy proved to be too easy. I acquiesced.

In the morning, I woke at 5 am, ready for my workout.

The Biggest Loser program asked me if I wanted to warm up before exercising. I thought I should, so it told me that I would do a 6-minute warm up program.

No problemo!

And then it actually started.

Oh.

My.

Goodness.

By the end of the warm up, I was ready to collapse onto my couch. The warm up was tough.

It's not that the exercises were tough; they weren't. For the most part, it was the same sort of thing I'd been doing – squats, lunges, arm raises, and that sort of thing. Easy stuff.

Except, The Biggest Loser game does those exercises in rapid fire succession.

When the actual workout began, it was the same as the warm up. More of the same fast pace, the same exercises.

And then the push ups began.

How does a person as fat as me do push ups?

Are you kidding?

After 15 minutes of breathless exertion, my trainer told me that I could get a drink of water. I collapsed on the chair in my living room, unable to get back up. I was spent.

Feeling like a total failure, I figured out how to quit my workout. I'd done one circuit (out of two planned by the trainer), but at the highest intensity I could imagine.

I worked hard.

I laughingly called my new program torture, but I did it again today. This time, the program only asked me to do one circuit, and I was able to get through it.

By the end of the circuit, my arms and legs are burning and shaky. I'm unsteady on my feet, and I have to sit down for a bit to recover.

It may be tough, but I'm burning a lot of calories.

I can't wait to tell you that I moved up to medium. Just don't expect it to happen this week. Or next. Or the one after that.

Happily submitted to Mamavation Monday and Random Thoughts Tuesday

Photo by JCoterhais

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27 thoughts on “I am Invincible”

  1. Awesome POST! Good Workout, I will defiantly look forward to the moving up post. I am paitently (ok, not so) waiting for the Wii boards to come back out so I can get one. I also have a friend who has the Biggest Loser and she says it kicks butt….I need something to kick my butt…LOL!! Keep getting your butt kicked, you are going a food job!

  2. Thanks 4 sharing! keep it up! That is awesome you went back the next day for me!! i will have to check it out! 🙂 Keep rockin it!

  3. OMG Wow! I'm very proud of you though! I bet that scale will move this week. Are you walking or anything? That helps too. Change it up girl!

  4. You'll get there! Congrats for keeping up and heading back for a day 2 on that workout 🙂 I have some of The Biggest Loser workouts on my on demand – and at first I though “no big deal”….ummm yeah – I could barely walk the next day!! I'm looking forward to when you go to medium – you sure will be proud to be there!

  5. OMG girl. You are an animal. I can't believe you had it on the highest intensity. That is just crazy. I'm not even there yet.

    Just make sure you don't overdue it…can't keep it up…or injure yourself. XXOO

  6. I’ll have to check that out. I just started EAS Active and am not so impressed. The running is a challenge, but nothing else. I don’t feel like I’m getting any sort of workout from it. And it goes soooooo slooooowwwww.

  7. Have you tried it on medium or hard? Are you doing just the 30 day challenge or the other workouts? I know there are workouts that are up to an hour long, but I don't really have that kind of time in the morning.

    There are some exercises on it that I found to be really tough. If you put the really tough ones together in a custom workout, that would probably work better, too.

    Or you could take it back and get The Biggest Loser. It's crazy hard. 🙂

  8. Yes! It's amazing that one game wasn't really challenging me in a half hour, and another game is really working me hard in the same time period. Someone else suggested that I should alternate so that my body doesn't get too used to either one.

  9. You have been non-stop since I have joined mamavation and it speaks volume..WTG! Please be safe in your workouts 🙂 Isn’t it crazy how hard the games have us work?! Keep up the great work!

  10. Wow, you are amazing! I'm nearly finished with the Sports Active 30 Day Challenge and I'm looking forward to customizing my own workouts. I may have to give TBL “game” a try. What an inspiration you are to me! Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂

  11. Sounds like a killer! Don't you love that? You will feel so awesome when you go to do it next week or the week after and can get through both circuits!

  12. Don't forget that you might also be putting on muscle mass, which may account for no actual lbs lost. You are totally inspiring me with your regular exercise and how determined you are!! Keep it up and keep writing!

  13. Sounds like a killer! Don't you love that? You will feel so awesome when you go to do it next week or the week after and can get through both circuits!

  14. Don't forget that you might also be putting on muscle mass, which may account for no actual lbs lost. You are totally inspiring me with your regular exercise and how determined you are!! Keep it up and keep writing!

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