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Day Twelve: Recap – Injured by Wii Fit? – Miniimize Me
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Day Twelve: Recap – Injured by Wii Fit?

While playing Wii Fit today, I noticed that during some of the activities I was getting a strange tingling sensation in my right forearm. At first I just dismissed it as fleas or some creeping fungus, but then while playing Rhythm Boxing it switched for a tingle to something that felt like a line of hot liquid pressed against my forearm.

This turned out more gruesome than I intended. I only meant to illustrate where I was getting the weird sensation.

This turned out more gruesome than I intended. I only meant to illustrate where I was getting the weird sensation.

I’m not sure if there’s a better way to describe the “hot liquid” phenomenon. It wasn’t pain. It didn’t hurt at all. It just felt like intense heat moving from my wrist down toward my elbow. I found that it was quite severe if I snapped my arm while throwing a punch, but barely noticable if I kept my movements small and controlled.

I can only guess that with the flailing of my arms that’s been going on this week I may have irritated some nerve or bundle of nerves. It’s probably my own fault for my wild out-control-waggles that I’ve been doing to try and make the activities a bit more intense.

My guess is that this minor inconvenience will pass on its own, but just to be on the safe side I think that tomorrow I’ll focus on activities that don’t involve so much snapping and flailing. It’s a shame, because that’s what I do best.

Nutrition Facts:

Total Calories: 1907.5
Calories from Fat: 459
Fat: 50.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 222.55 grams
Fiber 19.95 grams
Protein: 134 grams

Exercise Level (moderate):

Walking    1.8 miles    Easy
Wii Sports – Returning Balls    ?    Easy
Wii Sports – Home Runs    ?    Easy
Wii Sports – Putting    ?    Easy
Wii Sports Fitness    6 minutes (Age 49)    Easy
Wii Sports Tennis    12 minutes (7 games – 7 wins)    Easy
Wii Fit – Push Up & Side Plank (10 reps)    100 points    Moderate
Wii Fit – Push Up & Side Plank (6 reps)    100 points    Difficult
Wii Fit – Single Leg Extension (6 reps)    65 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Single Leg Extension (6 reps)    67 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Torso Twists (6 reps)    89 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Torso Twists (6 reps)    0 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Plank (30 seconds)    42 points    Difficult
Wii Fit – Plank (30 seconds)    15 points    Difficult
Wii Fit – Lunge (15 reps)    100 points    Difficult
Wii Fit – Rhythm Boxing (3 minutes)    321 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Super Hula Hoop (3 minutes)    813 points    Moderate
Wii Fit – Snowboard Slalom (beginner)    1:16.41    Easy
Wii Fit – Snowboard Slalom (beginner)    1:15.25    Easy
Wii Fit – Snowboard Slalom (beginner)    1:07.9    Easy
Wii Fit – Chair Pose    82 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Sun Salutation    78 points    Moderate
Wii Fit – Tree Pose    69 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Warrior Pose    98 points    Easy
Wii Fit – Deep Breathing    86 points    Easy
Wii Fit Total    42 minutes    Moderate

Foods Devoured:

Chicken Super Burrito
Tortilla Chips
Diet Coke
Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte
Water
Water
Chicken Breast
Ciabatta Bread
Broccoli
Quinoa
Water

Today higher repetitions for some of the Wii Fit activities were unlocked. The push ups & side plank as well as the lunges kicked my ass at the higer reps. I also tried the plank, which seems simple enough. But I was shaking the whole time and sure I wasn’t going to be able to hold it the full 30 seconds. In the end I was able to hold it, so I was just being a wuss.

During the plank I found myself putting all my weight on the part of my arm near the elbow, which was just off the edge of the balance board. This caused the board to dig into my arm, which was pretty painful. I may be doing it wrong. I think the weight was meant to be evenly distributed through my forearms. I just didn’t have the strength or control to do it like that. Maybe this pinching is partly responsible for the mystery liquid feeling later on.

Today would have been pretty great on the food front if it hadn’t been for that super burrito. I found myself feeling extremely hungry and craving something very substantial, and the burrito fit the bill. Since the place it came from doesn’t post nutrition facts, there’s no good way of getting data for the thing. So I went online and found a bunch of chicken super burritos, and just picked one that seemed in the ballpark for the nutrition info.

I’ve found that one nice thing about fast food and packaged food, at least as it relates to this project, is the clear labeling either on the product or online. With home cooked stuff you need to keep track of how much of each ingredient is used, and when you’re eating out at a place that is not a chain, you have to guesstimate.

Oh well, so much for precision. The burrito certainly felt like it could be over a thousand calories. It was heavier than some cats and twice as delicious.

May this burrito cleanse your palette and whet your whistle.

May this burrito cleanse your palette and whet your whistle.