Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wii Fit

I received a Wii Fit for Christmas.

For those who don't know, this is a "game" with a balance board. You have to move around to play this. The balance board has a set of scales that measures how your weight shifts around as you play various games.

My favorite games are the balance games and aerobics.

In balance games, you have to do things like hit a soccer ball with your head, maneuver on skis, ride a bubble down a river without popping the bubble or maneuver balls into a hole.

Aerobics have a lot of step work. Up and down and side to side. I have nearly fallen several times. There is also a boxing routine that I enjoy and a hula hoop thing.

I like the yoga items, too. My least favorite are the strength training and those are probably the ones I need the most. All in good time, I tell myself.

So far I have only missed three days on the Wii since the day after Christmas. And I have done 30 minutes every day.

My other near-daily exercising consists of using a Dennis Austin tape, riding a stationary recumbent bike, walking on a treadmill, and Tai Chi. I also have one of those big balls.

You'd think with all that I would not be overweight, but there you go. I am.

I have lost four whole pounds. I was hoping it would all fall off overnight but apparently that is not the way it works.



  1. So glad you have this...I've thought about getting it, but wanted to hear more feedback about it first. Will look forward to updates!

  2. You sound like you are doing great! It took me over a year to lose the weight I gained with my kids (still have that last 10 pounds though-Grrr!) Go easy on yourself. The experts always say that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to lose it slowly.

  3. 4 lbs is great! It would be wonderful if it fell off overnight, but unfortunately we have to work at it and you are doing an awesome job!

  4. I wish I could lose four pounds! I'm having a tough go at losing the holiday weight. Where did you find the Wii Fit? I've been searching for months and everytime I go to one of the stores that advertise it they tell me they have none left, but will be getting a shipment any day. Yeah, right...

  5. RRNR: My husband found it at Circuit City before Christmas. It is just like the Wii - you're likely going to have to stand in line to get a ticket before the store opens.

    Thank the rest of you for your kind comments and support.

  6. 4 lbs is great! That's more than i'm doing, which is nothing! Congrats!


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