When my wife arrived from the US last month (April 13), she brought a Nintendo Wii with her. It was a gift for… me. Over the past year, I’d been complaining about not being able to get out and do things to trim my fat belly. Walking a lot works wonders, but it just isn’t enough.
The Wii Fit Solution
My wife was using Wii Fit to get rid of some of the fat she put on in six months during the second six months. She won’t be using it anymore, obviously, because she brought it here and she won’t be staying beyond this month. She’ll be using something similar on my son’s Xbox 360 in the US instead.
As for me, I really want a treadmill but I can’t afford one right now. The prices for the decent ones are just too steep for my personal budgeting endeavors. I’ll eventually buy one, but it won’t be this year. In the meantime…
I’ll be using the Nintendo Wii Fit program. I’ve already done the tests to measure the BMI and my weight and I wasn’t impressed. My Wii Fit age is shown as 57, which is six years older than I actually am. With a BMI in the low 30′s and a weight of 229 pounds, it says I’m OBESE and I’m offended. I have a heck of lot more muscle tissue than fat, owing to my 20 years of military physical training. The fat that I do have, I’ve picked up since retiring from active duty in 1998.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
For a lot of people, weight loss means almost the same thing as fat loss, but not in my case. In fact, weight loss programs should be called fat loss programs because you really don’t want to lose muscle weight.
I’ve put myself on a fat loss program, not a weight loss program. My optimum weight, at 38 years of age, was 180 pounds. I think I would look ridiculously thin with that weight at 51 years of age. Nevertheless, it’s my ultimate goal. I’m giving myself a year to reach it, working on the first 20 pounds in six months, prior to visiting my wife and son’s family in November, later this year.
My Fat Loss Plan
I was actually at my heaviest when I arrived in the Philippines more than six years ago. I weighed in at 240 pounds but I felt lighter than I do now. Perhaps it’s just a sign of getting older.
Anyway, my fat loss plan includes walking for at least 30 minutes a day, doing a few of the aerobic exercises only on the Wii and consuming more catabolic foods.
As I tip my glass of 100 percent pure pineapple juice, here’s looking at the next six months.