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Wii Fit U Challenge 2014

Wii Fit U Challenge

With the new year comes new resolutions and promises to make changes to your life. I’m not very different from everyone else with the resolutions I vow to make.  Getting fit and healthy is a common promise I put together for myself, one that is a struggle all year long. I have good intentions and even manage to work on my goals but easily get sidetracked with everyday tasks and responsibilities. This time I’m going to start working on a new program, the Wii Fit U Challenge.  I think being a part of an organized group experience should hold me more accountable for the time I spend working on me.

The program is designed to feel familiar to Wii Fit but offers many more interactive and comprehensive upgrades than its predecessor.

There is the obvious improvement, the Wii U game pad controller. This device works not only as a controller but as it’s own gaming device, internet browser and entertainment system that can stream video.

Wii Fit U Challenge

When working on Wii Fit U it works just as the remote but in my opinion a touch easier. No more fiddling with point the remote to just the right spot to hit Quit or Retry. The game pad sits on the floor in front of me while I’m working out. It can even serve as a mirror to show me if I’ve performing the yoga poses correctly.

Wii Fit U introduced more than 15 new activities to get gamers working on their health and fitness. My favorites so far are luge, rowing and super ski jump.

Wii Fit U Challenge Luge

The Gym Community is by far the most interactive component to the system. This allows me to log in and share my experiences and achievements with other users.  Having a support system can be the most motivating force behind working out.  Even when I’m not working out I can track my burned calories and steps taken with the Wii Fit U Fit Meter. Syncing this up with the game pad tracks my daily movements for me so all the information is together.

Wii Fit U Fit Meter

Since before Christmas I’ve been dealing with sickness after sickness, flu/cold/strep/congestion.  With all of these ailments I’ve had to be really choosy how I worked out as not to end up with a coughing fit.

In honor of National Staying Healthy Month I was given this Wii U along with a series of routines to improve my health, strength and encourage weight loss.  I haven’t had the opportunity to complete the routine entirely. I’m working on the bits and pieces that I know would work but I can already see a difference.

Routine 1 – 44 minutes/61 calories (lower intensity)

  1. Deep Breathing
  2. Warrior
  3. Tree
  4. Dance
  5. Cobra
  6. Push-up and Side Plank
  7. Lunge
  8. Sideways Leg Lift
  9. Arm-and-Leg Lift
  10. Tricep Extension
  11. Advanced Step (Beginner)
  12. Free Run (Duration: 10 minutes)
  13. Obstacle Course (Beginner)
  14. Rhythm Kung Fu (Beginner)

 Routine 2 – 44 minutes/72 calories (higher intensity)

  1. Arm-and-Leg Lift
  2. Single-Arm Stand
  3. Balance Bridge
  4. Side Lunge
  5. Single-Leg Reach
  6. Free Step (Duration: 10 minutes)
  7. Free Boxing (Duration: 5 minutes)
  8. Super Hula Hoop (Beginner; 3 minutes)
  9. Advanced Step (Beginner)
  10. Ultimate Obstacle Course (Beginner)
  11. Jazz (Beginner)
  12. Burning Beats (Duration: 5 minutes)

I think in a few more  days I’ll be ready to complete this schedule 3-4 times a week with no problem.

Even using my modified version I’ve lost 1.1lbs in about 4 days.  Progress is always a success.

Stay tuned as I share more details of the Wii Fit U Challenge.