Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Where the Hell is the Last Flag?...Nevermind. Got it!

I was thoroughly enjoying my (beginner level) cycling on my new Wii Fit Plus. Then, while Hubster and the kids were gone on Sunday, I decided to try the advanced level.

Let me just say that I had set my daily workout goal to 30 minutes and I wanted to burn 200 calories. I had completed 26 minutes and only needed to burn 38 more calories to hit my goal.

I started on my bike in search of the 22 flags. I found the first 21 in about 6 minutes. The 22nd flag was no where in site as I continued to circle the island. I looked everywhere. It wasn't even on my map (because I never got close enough to see it). You may know which flag I'm referring to, if you don't, and haven't tried it yet, I don't want to spoil a great workout...or maybe it's just me. Anyway, I continued to look. I knew if I stopped without completing the course, I would not get credit for my time or my calories burned so I kept on. I'm also not one to give up easily.

I finally found it.

It took me a couple tries to get back to the starting line. I was tired, disoriented, and I kept falling off the damn cliffs. (Laugh amongst yourselves). My only disappointment is that now I have to do the challenge 2x to get in half the distance I did in that first ride.

Remember those earlier stats? I was already at 26 minutes and at 162 calories burned. I finished my cycling and my daily totals had gone up...Way up. During that 10 mile+ search for the final flag, I logged 46 minutes and burned 132 calories. Totals for the day were 1hour 12 minutes and I burned 294 calories. That's as good as an elliptical workout...and way more fun. There's something to be said about not giving up.

Next challenge...Expert Course.


  1. Oh, The flag thing drives me CRAZY!!! Good for you for sticking to it!

  2. This happened to me too, it was SO aggravating but SO funny (when I was done). :-) Way to go!!

  3. This happened to me too, it was SO aggravating but SO funny (when I was done). :-) Way to go!!


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