As part of my Christmas present, my parents bought me the Zumba Fitness and the Wii Fit Plus. They hope that this will help me in my goals to get back into shape. According to my nephew Parker, the Wii Fit Plus is "super fun". He was very excited when he found out I had gotten it. So this past week I tried them both out.
The Zumba was fun?? Yeah, the jury is still out on that one. I started with the 20 minute easy level. I was dying pretty much by the end! I've got the booty shaking (as I have quite a lot of booty to shake) part down quite well, but the other steps? Well, let's just say it is more of my body just flaying around than actual dancing!!!
Today I tried out the Wii Fit. So, when you first start it you do some testing. It is supposed to get your BMI, weight, center of balance, posture, etc. Ok, well it told me what I already knew. I'm fat. When you start out, you pick an avatar. Well I already had one from another game so it picked that one. When it finds out how fat you are, it makes your avatar swell up!!! I have to say that just adds insult to injury!!! But was kind of funny to watch!
Then the "game" proceeded to tell me that according to its calculations I am 43 years old. I have to admit, I didn't think that was quite that bad considering I am 36 years old and well, exercising is not my friend!!! I figured I would be in the 70s or 80s in age. Then it told me that I had a pretty good center of balance and good posture! Ha!!! Any one who knows me that I can literally fall down by just standing up I am so clumsy! Also, my Dad is constantly telling me to sit up straight and stop slouching. I'm not sure how accurate this thing is!!! It can obviously be duped pretty easily! Anyway, I did a few of the exercises and it was ok. I like that you can set up goals and it has a calendar which marks your progress. I hope to keep up with it and be able to see some progress!
Projects to be finished in 2012
Ok, so I thought I would pull out all the projects that I've started and see what I had. Not such a good idea! LOL I obviously have a severe case of ADD when it comes to stitching! But I hope to finish some if not most of these projects. They are all in various degrees of incompleteness! (Sorry for the photos, for some reason I just couldn't get very clearn pictures of some of them)
|HAED Dragon Knot 2. This has been one I've been working on for ___ years. I can't quite remember. I have about 6 pages to complete, some of those are just 1/4 pages.|
|HAED Queen of Hearts. I started her last year I believe. This is 2 pages completed. I have a goal of completing another 2 pages this year. So this is not one that I am necessarily looking to finish.|
|I started this one in 2011. It is Thomas Kinkade's Tinker Bell/Peter Pan. This one is for my sister because she saw this and just had to have. What Sissy wants, Sissy usally gets. (Yes, I am quite guilty of spoiling her!)|
|Disney's Snow White. This one is for my little niece Cassady Hope. Also another easy one. Don't know why it isn't finished.|
|HAED Emerald Hearts. This was a freebie from HAED in 2011. It is all kitted up and ready to go. Just never started it.|
|A stocking for my sister. I haven't consistently stitched on this one because it is Aida cloth and I don't like it. But I need to finish it since I've gotten so far!|
|My niece Cassady Hope's baby blanket. Well she isn't a baby anymore. She'll be 3 this year. I don't have much to go. I just find stamped cross stitch tedious. You would think it is easier than counted, but not really.|
|Another one for my sister. I can't remember the name but it is the night fairy to match the day fairy I've already completed for her many years ago.|
|HAED's Mad Tea Party. This one is for my niece Marly Grace. My goal for the year is 2 pages. This is a really big one! This picture reflects about 2 1/2 pages completed. |
This is 10 projects. I'm sure I hav more "hidden" under my bed in storage but I'll just go with this list for now!! 10 seems manageable, doesn't it?
This week I've been working on Dragon Knot 2. Here's a close up of the section that I've been working on . To see the last time I posted a progress pic click here. It seems that the last time I worked on Dragon Knot was back in June of 2011.
Ok, it is time to get ready for the week! Lunches to be planned. Laundry to do. And of course, the most important thing to get ready for: the National Championship game between LSU and Alabama. I've already go the corn, black bean salsa made for tomorrow night's party! Geaux Tigers!!! Beat Bama AGAIN!