Friday, February 18, 2011

The February Project: Operation Body Fail

Here is how Christieo over at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans defines "body fail"
“Body fail” is the term I use for when I do so many reps that I can do not one single more, when my arms or whatever body part I am using goes completely limp and is failing to go even an inch further. There are a few exercises without weights that send me into “body fail” almost immediately. ”Body fail” is when I do not think I can run another single minute or at a certain speed for another single second.

As most of my exercise is done on the Wii Fit I was unsure what I was going to do for this project, where we are being challenged to keep going just a little further each week on a specific exercise, beyond the point of "body fail."

I had only felt the way her definition describes one time before while doing the Free Step on the Wii Fit for 30 minutes with my weights and with the height extender.  My legs felt so weak as did my arms. When I was done I felt like I was going to collapse. The problem was I could not see how I could take this further unless it was trying to up my step count. My son suggested I just keep going after the time is done and see how far I can go.  So, because I hadn't recorded the step count last week I had to do it again to get my "starting" count.  The only problem is, I have injured my foot somehow and I am having a difficult time just walking on it.  But tonight I decided to try the stepping anyway.  I was able to make it to 3,272 steps. I know I can make 3,522 steps with out the height extender and weights (and without my foot killing me) so I think I will aim for that goal for the 30 minutes in addition to adding extra time.  I'll just go 1 or 2 extra minutes each time (though I won't have a step count for that as the WiiFit will stop counting at 30 minutes).

Head on over to the Sisterhood to see what others have done for their body fail challenge.   


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  2. I do weights 'to failure' and man ... do I ever feel like a bowl of jello when done! But a good bowl of jello! ☺ then the next time I work out i try to go farther than the previous time for working out.
    I looked for wii fit + when in townt the other day and all there was was a set with a balance board and I didnt need that so maybe this weekend I can find just the game!

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