I’ve aged 3 years!!!

Well today I dusted off the Wii Balance Board, no seriously I did, the layer of dust on it was gross – but once cleaned and new batteries installed we were ready to go!

I registered on Wii Fit – height, weight, date of birth etc and then I did the Wii Fit Age test and it had me at 3 years older than my current again, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t so bad and I can live with that (for now)!!!

I forgot how much fun the Wii is and how addictive – did quite a workout this evening – totally 32 minutes – and don’t worry embarrassing evidential videos of some of the Hula Hooping are below for your viewing pleasure!!!

Janathon Day 7 contribution in no particular order…

Muscle Workout
Single leg extension – 6 reps per leg
Torso & Waist Twists – 3 reps
Lunge – 10 reps per leg

Warrior Pose
Sun Salutation

Aerobic Exercise
Hula Hoop – 3 plays

So dignified!!!

Nearly lost my Hula Hoops

Super Hula Hoop – 2 plays (8 minutes total)

Super Hula Hoop
Super Hula Hoop

The Basics – 1 play
Jogging – 1 play

Balance Games
Ski Jump – 2 plays
Heading (football) – 1 play

Total Time
Total Time

Found some of it quite a challenge but strangely enjoyable – got a run lined up for tomorrow but think I might be able to sneak a bit of Wii Fit in as well, don’t want that layer of dust building up again!!!


<strong>Janathon Tally</strong>
Running Mileage: 9.05km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:07:32
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 00:32:00

Fun: 9/10

Total Janathon Time: 03:02:00

A Wii bit more exercise!

After day 5s civilised run I felt that on day 6 of Janathon I needed to get back to the indignity of filming myself doing exercise using the Wii – so boxing was the sport of choice (again)!!! My arms still ache after the fights with my sister, which can only mean that it must be good for you! Doesn’t it!?!

This time I had a few bouts against my husband. My apologies that the second video is out of focus – but I had to share it as I won!!!

Bouts three and four (which I didn’t record) showed my not very pleasant competitive self – I was getting rather grumpy when I wasn’t winning, shocking I know, especially as the youngest of four children I should be used to losing!!!

I also managed a 30 second plank – should’ve been 50 seconds but could feel discomfort in my lower back, so didn’t want to push it and do myself any damage!

Earlier in the day I also did a 1.43km walk – but having a memory like a sieve at times I completely forgot to stop the MapMyWalk app when I got home, so don’t know the true length of time it took me – so I’ll have to exclude that from my Janathon figures!!! Doh!!! 😜

Stay tuned, more Wii based exercise coming tomorrow for day 7!!! 😊xxx

I fought with my sister

It was all for the sake of exercise and Janathon!

Don’t worry, we’re still talking – I had a bout of Wii boxing with my sister, Sarah, of Caking it fame! It was very amusing – I also had some bouts against the computer and did some training, my arms certainly ached by the end, but it’s all worth it! No pain no gain as the saying goes.
I’ve attached some videos for your amusement, I mean as evidence! Not very flattering I can tell you!!!

A bout with my sister!

Training session – the cardigan was off!

I’ve also done a 30 second plank, inspiration from Helen of Helsbels blog. I’m now aiming to do a plank challenge and up the length of time I plank each day as per the ‘30 day plank challenge‘ but where there is a rest day I am going to aim to do the previous days time again! We’ll see how long this lasts – think I survived 15 days of the ‘30 day abs challenge‘ – hoping for better this time, but we’ll see!!!

My impression of a plank!
My impression of a plank! Need to align my arms better!
Planking with a smile, or is that a grimace!?!
Planking with a smile, or is that a grimace!?!

Well, I hope you’ve had a good chuckle over my video clips and photos, laughter is good for the health too!!!

Wonder what Janathon Day 5 will have in store…


Janathon Tally
Mileage: 5.1km/3.2 miles
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 35 mins
Total Number of planks: 1
Total time planking: 30secs
Fun: 10/10

Total Janathon Time: 01:28:46