Friday, March 13, 2009

Fitness Friday: Guest blogger Colleen

Fitness Friday post by Colleen.

Thank you Shawn for having me as a guest...well ok we all know I take advantage of you when ever I am visitting...can I go take a nap now while you watch my kids for me!

First I should introduce myself. I am Colleen from The Princess and The Monkey...or others know me as colleen_mouse....Shawn knows me as the pesty sister!

Seriously...I am here to do my fitness friday post.

Well I am very pleased to say I HAVE LOST 20 POUNDS!!! Woo whoo

...ok so the party isnt over cause yes I have gotten this far, but it is only 25% of the weight I want to lose.
So I will continue doing what I am doing. It is actually working! I am still motivated and still having fun! I love my wii fit! I have tried some things over the years. I seem to be reading that many of the other Wii mommies are trying to lose baby weight...Not me. I have always been overweight. Even in highschool. I was very active in highschool and was very competitive, yet still overweight. Before I met Bob I had lost probably 25 pounds. I even did pretty well while being pregnant with Kennedy and only gained 20pounds and lost it after having her. I unfortunatly didnt keep it off...and have since then gained many more pounds. When I started on New Years I was the heaviest I have ever been. I feel good now, knowing I can do this! I still have to say if it wasnt for the wii fit I wouldnt have done what I have. Just since having Kennedy(7yrs ago) I have tried going to the YMCA and Curves..and couldnt stick with either. I also have tried doing some exercise dvds and tried the Firm step system. UGGH...the Firm was hard! I couldnt stay motivated because I always felt like a failure doing it. I could never keep up with the trainers! It now sits in my closet collecting dust. The one dvd I do actually like is Denise Austin Power Zone. I think I like it cause it really changes things up, like using the Wii fit. You have the cardio(which has dance and kickboxing moves in it) and exercises like the strengthening ones. I think I might start adding this in, but try to keep doing my Wii fit routine of at least 30minutes a day, five days a week.

So how am I doing on my Wii fit. Well I am still loving the boxing the most! I have got my high score this week of I am aiming at getting 1300. I also tied my high score at hoola hoop of 3425...I know, Shawn, I have a long way to go to reach your score. I love doing it though...I really can tell this has worked for me. I can see how much looser my shirts are in the stomach area and my pants. I even had to laugh at my husband. He says to me tonight(THur)"you are getting a JLo butt". My pants are getting really baggy under my butt....So you can finally see some definition is my booty instead of the flat wide butt.

Oh and for my surprise that I said I would post....well I do another meme on Fridays called Flashback Friday...So seeing I am here at my sisters blog...what better than to share a Flashback Friday for us both!

Thanks for having me Shawn...and keep up the great work! You did a great job losing for your trip to Florida!


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shawn said...

I wanted to thank Colleen for this flashback Friday picture of us 3 sisters. Wow!!! We really looked alike there.

Lindsey said...

I love looking at old pictures. :-) And congrats on losing 20 pounds! Bet it's satisfying seeing that line move down. :-)

Love having baggy pants! lol The Wii Fit really helps with the backside, lol.

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

OH my gosh! How lucky to get assigned to your sister! Goes well with the getting lucky theme lol! CONGRATS on TWENTY POUNDS! Have you claimed your print from the loxley gallery? I know your sister did! Sorry if you did and I don't remember, I'm swamped and it's all in my email that I'm just too tired to search in now lol. I'm so proud of you both!

TMI Tara said...

I'm inspired. I've never heard such a testimonial about the wii fit. I thought it really was just fun and games, but if I can lose 20 pounds playing, then sign me up! Looks like I'll be stopping at the store to pick one up today (if they're not out that is).

I'm diggin the flashback photo. I wish I knew who was who, but you do look all very much alike! Oh, I miss big hair. But I live in Utah, so I still get snippits of it now and then ;o)

CTgirlinKS said...

Hi Shawn! Well done Colleen! And congratulations on the 20 pounds... hope the next 20 are as fun and quick to lose as these were. : )
"See" you tomorrow night!

Colleen said...

Thanks for the comments...Sorry to see that Shawns fitness friday post never made it online :( She has been doing such a great job! I am sure getting in better shape is great not only for her, but for the kids she is coaching...She is a great role model! Keep up the good work!

Shen-Li said...

Well done on the 20 pounds! That's really fantastic!

I love the boxing, too! Had to take a break for a while because my foot's hurting but I think maybe I've been carrying my son and walking too much!

For Shawn, this is for you - you've been tagged:

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