Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's Still Working Out

I was thinking about adding a ticker to my blog so that I could see a pretty little graphical representation of how well my exercise regimen is going. I decided against it - at least for tonight - because my quick search yielded lots of cute little pumpkins bumping along a slider of pies but no options that didn't show either the weight or the weight loss. I'm not interested in the numbers on a pound-by-pound basis, though I am interested in a particular ending BMI range and percentage completion toward that goal. I like the look of a little ticker cruising along, but I don't need the numbers underneath. Maybe I'll create my own ticker dealie at some point.

But not tonight, because I'm supposed to be writing.

A textual representation, instead, with fractions: I am over 1/10 of the way to my goal, closing in on 1/6th. I hope to hit 1/4 by Thanksgiving, though that might be overly ambitious.

Fractions are how I manage long workouts, too. I'm 1/4 done . . . 1/3 . . . 1/2 . . . 2/3 . . . 3/4 . . . only 10 more minutes now . . . pant-pant-pant.

Currently addressing my graphical progress desires is my Wii Fit graph, which is truly fabulous, though not particularly portable. Other than that visual guide, the way that my clothes fit has been the most obvious change due to my workouts. And not the way you might think.

My socks won't stay up anymore. I might be losing some weight, but the primary change so far is some intense bulking up of my calves and some serious definition in my arms. I'm OK with that, even if it's winter and nobody else sees my legs or triceps very often.

I am Sleepless Woman, hear me roar!


Sarah said...

I love the wii fit!! I don't own one, but played on it all weekend and had a blast!! The only thing that was upsetting was my wii fit age of 35 when I'm really 27.

Sarahlynn said...

It all depends on the balance games it selects for your tests, and varies wildly from day to day. Plus, I've gotten better (and younger) with practice. :) I used to Body Test all the time but now I stop after the weigh in portion because I'm 34 and my Wii Fit age is 25 and I'm not going to do anything to mess that up!!!

Krupskaya said...

Going back to NaNoWriMo...I added you as writing buddy! Awesome! (You probably won't recognize the screen name; but trust me, it's me.)

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datri said...

I need to get back on the Wii Fit. I just get a bit annoyed because it keeps saying "you are obese". Yes, I know! Actually, I don't have a problem with exercising, I have a problem with eating!