Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Wii Fit

So, unlike every other year since I ballooned (I swear, when I was a kid I was as skinny as a rail!), I did not make a New Year's resolution to lose weight this year. Actually, my resolution is to de-clutter and get organized, because I'm a MAJOR pack rat and I'm drowning in stuff. UGH. Anyhow, even though I haven't really resolved to lose weight, I figure it never hurts to jump back on the exercise/fitness bandwagon. Yes, I will probably fall off - I always do. But for now, I will work on living healthy.

Part of that is using the Wii Fit . . . which is more than just a fun toy. The first step is a Body Test, which is repeated each day that you sign in to the program. The first time, it's kind of fun. Even when the Fit tells you you're obese (no word of a lie!!!). The second time, it continues to be mildly amusing. Today was day 5 for me (I skipped yesterday to groom a dog), and it was just tiresome. What on earth will day 60 be like? Hopefully I won't still be obese . . . Although, I guess you never know.

Mom also bought the Jillian Michaels Wii game, and I've tried it a few times. It's just not as fun as the Wii Fit. So far on the Fit I've hula-hooped for 6 minutes, boxed, done advanced and basic step aerobics, done a ski jump and headed soccer balls (and soccer shoes and panda heads, ouch!). With Jillian, I just run. Sometimes I punch a punching bag, but that's about it. It's just not as fun, but I'll plug away at that too.

Anyhow, if you get the chance to try a Wii Fit, it's kind of fun!


Weeza said...

Good tip! I've been thinking about getting a Wii Fit. I've heard it has a yoga program - have you tried it? Is it any good?

Visichy said...

The reviews I've heard are the same as yours... Wii Fit is supposed to be very fun but the Jillian Michaels game is boring. There is supposed to be another Jillian Michaels thing for the Wii (The name escapes me but it's one word and begins with an S... smash? splat? Can't remember) and that's supposed to be fun too.

You might be amused by this. I got it from the notalwaysright.com site....

(An angry, overweight female customer approaches me with a Nintendo Wii Fit and hands me her receipt.)

Me: “Hi, what can I help you with today?”

Customer: “I’d like to return this.”

Me: “What seems to be the problem with it?”

Customer: “I think it’s broken.”

Me: “All right, what’s going on?”

Customer: “Whenever it weighs me and calculates my BMI, it labels me as obese.”

Me: “And…”

Customer: “Well, that can’t be right!”

Me: “From what I’ve heard, the measurements on Wii Fits are fairly accurate. Are you sure you want to return this? They’re pretty hard to find.”

Customer: “Are you calling me fat?!”

Me: “No, I’m just saying that…”

Customer: “You just called me fat!

Me: “No, I was just saying…”

Customer: “Whatever. I still want to return it. It’s obviously not working right. And, I think someone should talk to the designer; make them use a different word. It hurt my feelings.”

Me: *soothingly* “Maybe you could contact Nintendo; write a letter or something.”

Customer: “You know what, I will! I’ll let them know that their stupid game called me obese and made me cry for three hours straight. I haven’t eaten solid food for two days because of it. I’m so hungry! I almost fainted last night. Do you think I can sue?”

Me: “Well, you can sure try. Have a nice day.”