Fitness Friday-Week 1

The Frugalicious Team has decided to get on the ball & start getting fit! My mom is doing her Trim Down Thursdays (with RightSize) and I am doing fitness friday with my Wii Fit. I would like to first tell all of you the following: Yes, I am pregnant (22 weeks & 5 days), I am not trying to diet/lose weight, and I am under my midwife's supervision!

Now that we got that out of the way, I would like to tell you more about me. On Jan. 27th, 2009 I was shocked & scared to find out that I was pregnant with baby #3. Why was I shocked/scared? I'll give you three reasons:
  1. I was using NuvaRing!
  2. My husband was getting ready to leave for 5 months.
  3. I still had "baby" weight to loose from my 2nd pregnancy.
With my first pregnancy I gained around 45 lbs and lost all of it soon after my daughter was born. My second pregnancy I gained around 45 lbs but after my son was born I kept 10 lbs of the "baby" weight on. Soooo here I am packing old baby weight on top of new baby weight (sobbing)! However, I can't complain too much because I am past the half way mark and have gained a total of 11.5 lbs. My goal is stay within the 25-35 lb weight gain range (yes, my midwife agreed.)

I have read Jenn's posts about Wii Mommies/Fitness Friday and thought to myself 'What a great way to stay fit! No need to travel, find a babysitter, or spend money on a trainer.'
So I joined Wii Mommies and committed to working out for at least 30 minutes-3x a week :) This week I am using my Wii Fit but next week I am starting EA Sports Active.
My target area: my gigantic arms!
I usually use (1 lb) weighted gloves while doing Advanced Step/Free Step to get an upper body workout. Check it out:

I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you. Wish Me Luck!


Colleen said...

WElcome to wiimommies! I like those gloves...I was trying to think of a way to use weights with the active and those would be great! Thanks for the tip. Look forward to reading more of your posts!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Make sure you take things easy and rest up. No stressing! Hang on in there, before you know it your lil baby will be here. Have you thought about babynames yet? is a great place to search as you can look by origin and meaning! I just had my first baby, a little boy called Marlow. Love the blog - I really hope things go well for you hun xxxx

shawn said...

Welcome. I love the wiifit. Hopefully I'll be getting the EA Sports soon.
I'm glad you found the wiimommies-they're great. Just be careful to not overdo it and take care or yourself & the new little one.

Jen said...

Welcome! I too am preggers, only 17 weeks though. Sounds like you have great goals and are doing well so far. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading about your progress.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I've been using standard hand weights while using the WiiFit - but I was looking at those weight 'gloves' and now you've convinced me they're definitely the way to go! :)

Looking forward to reading your update next week! :)

Virginia said...

Thank you ladies for all the comments! I appreciate all the support. Glad I helped some of you with the tip I posted :) Glad to be sharing my journey with you. Please make sure to follow my mother's as well.

Thanks for stopping by The Frugalicious Mommy & have a great weekend!

Brandy Ellen said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love love the wii fit! I have one too and do use that with the kids - we all love it! Look forward to reading along!

Lindsey said...

Welcome to Wii Mommies and you are going to LOVE EA Sports Active! :-) I started Day 2 today and I'm loving it soo much. The arm exercises are totally killer, too. Very good for me, lol.

The 4-Crows Blog said...

Hey, My sis is due in August, she got pregnant on NuvaRing also! She is having a boy. Aren't you having a girl? (which is statistical w/ getting pregnant on birth control) anyway, I so wish I had a Wii so we could do this together.....

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...
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Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

Stoppin by from the MBC to say hello there! Followin your beautiful blog!

Love the giveaway info!


oh and ps the above delete was me...I'm a dorko and hit the submit b4 I was done lol.

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