I was feeling pretty sluggish today but I promised myself I would do the Wii anyway. Here's my routine and then my thoughts:
Wii Fit Plus Routine: Youth Mind & Body
Training Plus: Rhythm Kung Fu (I just love this one for some reason)
After doing my thing today, I think it is better for me to start with a Training Plus or Aerobic exercise. Even though I was semi-warmed up from walking the dog & taking out the garbage (hey that's a warm up for me!), I found I didn't start to feel loosened up until after Perfect 10. Other days when I started with something like Basic Run I started feeling okay right away, even if I wasn't feeling great that day. So I think from now on I'll start with something like cycling or running or hulahoop and stick the My Routine (Yoga/Strength) in the middle. I tried Zazen first with my entire body balanced on the board - it's really uncomfortable, hurts my ankle (I sit in semi-lotus) and my butt falls off the back since I'm not a tiny person! I only last 27 seconds like this. So I switched to resting my feet on the yoga mat in front of the board, and did much better. I'll have to do it this way until it becomes too easy or until I'm tiny LOL. This was my first time doing Table Tilt and Obstacle Course. I did okay at Table Tilt - I'd watched my friend Jodie doing it on the weekend so I knew what to do. I managed to almost complete 4 levels, where Jodie only finished 2, and she'd done it before, so to me that means I did well! I didn't make it through the obstacle course, I kept getting knocked off by a certain big black ball. But I don't get discouraged when I screw up on my first try, that would be silly! Even though my Mii makes such sad faces when I fail LOL.
Re: the yoga. I used to do spinal twist all the time when I had a regular yoga practice, and it never felt like this. My back seems to be suffering from a lot of the Wii exercises, and my lower back is pretty stiff. It's disappointing and almost painful, but the stretch, if I don't push too far, does feel good at the same time. I'm sure I'll loosen up as I get stronger. Tree: I've noticed I'm a lot more stable on my left leg, even though I'm right-handed. I don't know if that's because we always do the left side second, or what. Palm Tree: I found this a lot less painful than the first time I did it. The trick is not to go all the way up on your tippy-toes, but just raise your heels off the board. I'll worry about going higher once I'm stronger. Downward Dog: No matter what I do, I'm still "putting too much weight on my feet!" Seriously, today I felt like MOST of my weight was on my hands - I moved my legs back really far in order to shift the balance - but I was still getting yelled at about this. I weigh so much I honestly don't know if I can put so much weight on my arms - they may not be strong enough. But I'll keep trying. I have always liked down dog, even if - apparently - I've never done it properly. Pfft.