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.