Bring it on, Fitty


Yes, Fitty. That’s what I call my Wii Fit. I think I picked up that name from PittGirl. Anyway, I’ve logged 14 days (well, really it’s 13. I did the body test one day and was too full of PMS to actually work out). I’ve lost five(-ish) pounds. My goal is twenty. I can’t believe that I am 20 pounds heavier than I want to be. How did that happen? OK, 2 kids had something to do with it. But there has to be more. Before Fitty, I never exercised. Ever. Yeah, I’d take the kids for a walk, but have you tried walking with a 3 year old and a 5 year old. You don’t exactly go fast enough to get your heart pumping. Before I got pregnant, I was a bartender. And I ran. A lot. I lifted kegs, I was on my feet for ten hour stretches. I think that job kept me on the thinner side.

Seeing that I don’t want to go back to bartending, I guess Fitty is it. I actually love the Wii Fit. But it mocks me. It gets some arbitrary age that is my ‘Wii Fit’ age. It started at 41 (Well, actually it was 51, but that’s because I’m stupid). It has varied from a low of 26 to a high of 40 over the past 2 weeks. Really, that number shouldn’t even bother me at all. What I should be worried about is the weight. But dammit, I want that age to be low. Yesterday I ran (with Fitty). Not just the short fun run, but a longer one. I really need to quit smoking.

So, here I am. It’s Thursday morning. Both the kids are at school, and I have two wonderful hours to myself. And I’m going to hand over an hour to Fitty. Fitty, I see you more than I see my husband.

One last note…I am also trying to convince myself that Splenda tastes just like sugar (it doesn’t) and that Lowfat Half and Half is really good (it’s not). Damn you, metabolism!!!!

Categories : exercise, motherhood


  1. moonduster says:

    I spent an hour on my Wii Fit today too. I’ll spend an hour later walking the dog for his long walk, and I’ll spend about 30 minutes on my elliptical crosstrainer.

    And I am used to Splenda now. I’ve even baked cookies using it instead of caster sugar.

    And I completely feel your sentiment behind the last statement in your post!

  2. BrainLint says:

    I’m definitely TRYING with the Splenda. I’m growing used to it in my coffee. But not my iced tea. And I make some darn good sweet tea!

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