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Weight Loss, Walking, and Wii Fit Plus

Updated on May 25, 2011

weight loss, walking, Wii Fit

Do you really want to lose weight? Yes, then put down that cookie, let go of the remote control, stand up and do something. How much weight you loose will depend upon two things, what you do for exercise and how much you eat. If you are already consuming fewer calories than you are bruning off, you do not need to exercise for weight loss.

Now, weight loss is only one reason to exercise so do not quit, but also do not over do it.

You can shed a few pound and get fit by eating real food, which means no pre-packaged items, especially cookies, potato chips, cakes and all those sugar and fat snack that some call food and by taking a walk, at a good clip, three times a week, or by working out on your Wii Fit, three to five times a week.

My personal workout is designed to make a keep me fit overall: muscles toned, good balance and a gradual, measured weight loss.

Currently, I am losing between three and four pounds a month. I walk daily, except on extremely unpleasant days.

I also do a twenty minute Wii Fit routine six days a week. The routine varies my each workout includes at least one yoga exercise, one strength training exercise, two balance exercise, as this is a weak spot and one aerobics exercise; either the hula hoop or a run. I like the Island Run but now and then when I am looking for a longer workout I do the ten minute free run.

When I am finished the routine, I feel good, alive and awake. I have broken a sweat, worked my muscles. and I see improvements in my balance; not to mention the pounds gradually shedding.

I do my workout each day, around the same time, usually 4:15 to 4:30, about two hours before supper. There is no reason for this schedule other than that is when I am ready, I have completed any writing or research I was doing, at least for that day and am ready to settle down with a book that I have set aside for this purpose.

My wife gets home around 5:30 and see does her Wii Fit routine then and we chat for a bit and then sit down to dinner.

So if you really do want to shed extra pounds and get fit, then get up off your couch, put down the remote control, plug in your Wii Fit and begin to work out. You can design your own routine and set goals for yoru self. I suggest setting realistic achievable goals, ones you can meet.

Weight loss, healthy weight loss is a slow process, after all it took sometime and effort to put it on and to take it off will require the same.

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    Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick

    Here it is important to have an indoor venue for exercise.

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    Tara Carbery 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

    I love the wii fit! I also love being outside! If I did Yoga or tai-chi in the park however, I'd probably get verbally abused by yobbish teenagers! This is why the wii fit is so good. I love long country walks too.

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    Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick

    I enjoy being outside, thanks for dropping by.

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    Juliette Kando 5 years ago from Andalusia

    I never understand why people use machines for indoor training when you can go outside and walk, run or simply do yoga or tai-chi in the park, in fresh air, with an open sky overhead.

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    Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcoe.

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    BrainSpace 6 years ago from North Carolina

    This is a very good article. I have started using the kettle bell 3 times a week , but have also considered purchasing wii fit to add to my exercise routine. Thanks again for the info!

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Wii Fit is fun and you can vary your routine which helps, thanks for dropping by.

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    Lyria 7 years ago

    I've been wanting a Wii Fit for some time now. I think it would be a great addition to an exercise routine. One of the best things you can do for yourself to keep fit is to change up with different exercises as you mentioned in your article. The Wii is a great way to do that, plus it seems like fun.

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for the kind words and thanks for reading.

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    bonetta hartig 7 years ago from outback queensland

    another great article - everything you write maks heaps of sense and also gives incentive

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    I enjoy the daily workouts and miss them if , for some reason, I miss a day. Thanks for dropping by.

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    katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

    I work out everyday and SWEAR by it! You never know how badly out of shape and poorly your body operates until you get fit and learn what your missing. For those who find it hard push through till you break the barriers most of which I feel are thought based. Peace :)

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    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Hard work does make for good exercise, the Wii Fit is fun, but to each his or her own, thank you both for dropping by.

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    daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

    I've got to get a wii fit, they sound like so much fun.

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    Cedar Cove Farm 7 years ago from Southern Missouri

    Great article, my friend. We had thought about getting a Wii, but decided not to. Instead we excersise on an Urban Rebounder. Very low impact and creates a great sweat. PLus I get lots of lifting done on the farm. Thanks for sharing. This is very useful information that I hope others will find.

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