In addition to my Boxing Cardio Challenge, I’ve also started working on another fitness challenge, this one with friends. We’ve teamed up with two other couples to work on our own ‘biggest loser’ type challenge, using a Wii Fit to measure our progress. L and I are the only ones without a Wii, so this is also a nice excuse to get together with our friends and play some Wii a couple times a month. We are trying to meet two Sundays each month to do active things. And, we’ve each set our goals on the Wii Fit too (and our friends even made little Mii versions of us all – so cute!). According to the Wii Fit I need to lose 8 pounds. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but the last few pounds are always a bit difficult.
We’ve had our initial weigh in, but haven’t had a chance to meet up for any Sunday activities yet. Some of the stuff we are thinking about doing . . . snowshoeing, a core yoga class, indoor rock climbing, and it’s even been suggested that we sign up for the Dragon boat festival (though we’ll need more than 6 people for that).
My boxing cardio challenge is going fairly well. I just added my 4th round of skipping into my routine. I’d like to be doing it a little more frequently than I currently am, but still struggle to get up early enough. I’ve also started adding in some strength training and yoga to my exercise during the week.
I finally managed to re-tape my skipping rope and am planning to post a tutorial about it. I don’t think there are nearly enough skipping related blog posts available on the web, so I’m taking it upon myself to fix that. I like the new tape job I did except the electrical tape does get gummed up with the friction of the turning rope. I’m considering a few different options to try out. By my third round I could feel the drag the sticky tape was putting on the rope turns, so if I’m going to work up to 12, I’d like to get the rope moving as smoothly as possible.