30 Day Challenge

the other day on facebook, a friend of mine mentioned how much she loved EA Sports Active. she did the 30 day challenge and said she firmed up a lot and loved doing it. it’s 30 minutes a day for 30 days (hopefully i’ll continue doing it beyond 30 days, though). i figure, combine that with Wii Fit and working out in my classes 3 days a week, i should be good to go.

so i went and bought it… yep. i got home from work on wednesday, worked on websites for a little while, and decided, SCREW IT, i’m going to buy it. it’s $60 and that includes everything you need for the workouts. there’s a gamestop about 3-4 miles away from my apartment so i picked it up, brought it home, and i feel pretty damn good about spending that $60.

not to say that Wii fit isn’t awesome, because it is and i’ll continue to use it, but this game gives you a lot of other helpful features. it tells you how many calories you burn, sets goals for you, mixes up your daily work outs, and lets you keep track of your other exercise activities and what foods you eat every day. i need this kind of structure.

i did it before going to my tumbling class last night and i’m not sure whether that was a good idea or not, but i just bought it and if i start skipping days now, i’m doomed. i have had more energy the last week and a half than i’ve had in a long time. this is the first time in a very long while that i’ve taken care of myself the way i should (meaning working out regularly, eating salads and fruit every day, eating smaller portions, not eating after 8 PM, etc). i haven’t been drinking during the week at all, which is awesome. generally jalapeño chicken days at madra rua also include a pint of carlsberg (my favorite) but i’ve drank nothing but water the last 2 weeks (excluding the weekends). let me just say, i almost never practice that kind of self control.

i finally feel like when the time change comes around and it starts getting darker earlier, summer fades away, and the inevitable happens (hellooo depression!) i will be able to combat it much more effectively. i think this part excites me the most because the transformation of whitney during the summer to whitney during the winter scares the shit out of me, honestly. i’m hoping to develop these habits now, early, and stick with it for as long as possible. :lookup: i think i’m going to keep track of it on here from now on.