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Old 05-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #91  
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Vlad-you get to play with a wii at work? What kind of job do you have?
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:56 PM   #92  
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Welcome to those who just joined!

I need to reduce my goal for the month. It was totally doable....until I started p90x & those workouts are an hour & absolutely killer, 6 days a week.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #93  
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Vlad-you get to play with a wii at work? What kind of job do you have?
A great one! I am the overnight counselor at a residential treatment center for kids with emotional and behavioral issues. It involves a lot of paperwork and laundry but unless there is a crisis I have much of the night to do as I wish. I got the Wii a year ago to help me stay active at night but really, it wasn't till this challenge that I got it out every night. And now I'm bringing it home and working out during the news at night too.

We've found that the Wii is a great tool for our kids. All access to TV and video games is seriously limited in our program and is used mostly as rewards. But the active Wii games are different and have helped the kids calm themselves and be more aware of where their bodies are in space. My kids all think they are great snowboarders (even those who have never been on a snowboard) because they can do some cool move on the 1080 game on the playstation with the little controller. Then they get on the balance board and try to do the snowboard slalom. It's pretty amazing (and funny). And then when we actually take them out skiing for real they have a much better sense of how their bodies help control the skis attached to their feet. I'm a huge fan of the potential for the active Wii games to be used as therapeutic tools.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:22 PM   #94  
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I weighed myself on the Wii this morning (247.75) and then 15 minutes laterat the doctor's office (248.75) so that suggests that at least on a hard surface the balance board is pretty accurate. (and that weight was with jeans and shoes on - two things I try to not be wearing when I weigh in! - so I was happy to be officially under 250 finally!)

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:15 PM   #95  
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I just finished 33 minutes of Just Dance. I'm now up to 295 minutes. I'm going to try to fit in a few more Wii minutes today.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:26 PM   #96  
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Wii Fit Plus for 30 minutes and Walk It Out for 63 minutes. Total now up to 388 minutes.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:18 PM   #97  
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ok 30 mins of Wii Fit Plus 30 mins Wii Resort total 60/510

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Old 05-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #98  
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I got home exhausted from a trip yesterday, but I found it relaxing to play the balance games, so I have now tried every one at least once.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:06 PM   #99  
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Ok so Yesturday I did a Half Hour today I did a Half Hour Just Dance and a Hour playing Wii with Hubby so I will only count a Hour for today .. I am at 190/510

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:54 AM   #100  
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I've been sick for a week and havent stepped on the balance board once. Gonna get on there today. I have 170 minutes to do before the end of the month.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #101  
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Sorry you've been sick but you still have 8 days to get in your minutes so you've got plenty of time!
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #102  
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Will you being doing this challenge again in June? I would like the motivation to get mine out and use it on a regular basis.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:25 PM   #103  
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Did 30 minutes today. Glad my cold is almost gone. 140 to go.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:57 AM   #104  
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I'm very late but I'd still love to join. My goal will be 420 min. 7 days left X 60 min/day. I really hope this challenge happens again in June because I would love to participate right from the start!
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:52 PM   #105  
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It was over 80 degrees today but I still did 43 minutes on the Wii. I am sweating like all get out right now (no air conditioning here). I was really motivated to hit 15 hours on the piggy bank to see if it turned another color. It did not.

However, I'm almost to double my original goal for the challenge so it's not all a waste.
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