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Wii Fit and Wii Active

So its been a while since my last post. I got Wii fit and Wii active from EA sports for fathers day and I've been doing well with my workouts. I'm down 7 lbs and feel great. I like the Wii Fit because it allows me to track my weight and progress, but I don't care too much for the exercises. Conversly I like Wii Active for the exercices but I wish it had the scale functionality of Wii Fit. It would be great if EA Sports came out with a new version that included the scale functionality.
I'm on my second go round of the 30 day challenge. I started off as a beginner and I'm currently on Intermediate. I figure I'll get through the advanced level before I start altering the workouts. My routine has been, work, come home, eat, wait an hour and then workout. Now that school is about to start and Brian has football practice I will need to alter my workout time. I have been trying to come home, change, workout, change, go pick up Brian and then eat. It might get tough once the kids homework level picks up but I'm hoping I can keep this up. I don't want to have to switch to mornings because I prefer not to have to get up any earlier than I already do. We'll see what happens. I've got another 7 lbs to go for my first goal. Then we'll see if I can keep trimming down. I've already augmented the workouts with regards to the resistance band that came with the Wii Active. I use bodylastics that I got at my wifes request a few years ago. I like the fact that I can change bands to alter the resistance. I do find it a bit difficult to hold the Wii controls and the handles but add a pair of workout gloves and I make it work.
The only other thing I might change about the Wii would be if there was a way to not have to connect the Wii Remote with the Wii Nunchuck, Wireless. It would be easier to move. Oh well, I'll live. Ok time for Dinner.


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Grilling is a year-round event. 
I love being able to get outside regardless of the weather and grilling gives me the opportunity.
I loved to be outside enjoying the quiet of nature or the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood.  The wind through the trees or the birds chirping. 
Fall brings a new treat. The crispness in the air. The changing of colors and the smell of a wood stove warming the house.
Soon I'll need to clean up the yard.  Put the chairs away before the snow fall flies.  I still have some wood to split. It will go on the back of the stack.
I'll probably mow the lawn once more this season before I rotate the mower to the back of the garage and the snow blower to the front.  Oh yes, I must get some shear pins.
Never a dull moment.  For now I'll enjoy my steak.