Most of my regular blogging friends know that we have a TV-free home. There are many reasons for this, none of which I am going to list right now (yes, I know you're relieved;). I only mention it because along with that decision we also decided we didn't want any game systems in the house. It's not been at all hard to keep to either one of those decisions... until the Wii.
The Wii didn't get my attention until I heard they were using it in nursing homes across the country to help keep the elderly active. That made me curious. Then my kids played on their uncle's Wii at his house, and came back sore. Hmmm...
So, long story short, someone gave us a monetary gift to get something for our children for Christmas and we decided we would buy a Wii. With much trepidation (at least on my part).
Well, I can now say I am very happy with our new Wii. Even on rainy, yucky days my kids are swinging, batting, and running their way through ballgames and obstacle courses. And the best of all is the Wii Fit.
Hubby and the kids created their Mii's (your own personal Wii person) last week and have been having a great deal of fun doing the aerobics and balance games, trying to beat each others scores.
Today I finally stepped on board and faced the music. I should mention here for those who don't know that the Wii fit keeps track of your weight, and adjusts your Mii accordingly. It's rather humorous... if you're not the person being weighed, lol. I stepped on the scale, and as my weight popped up on the screen, I heard my oldest child gasp and say "I had no idea you weighed that much Mom!"
Not the best thing to say to your mother, son.
The good news is that it says I'm not overweight (though just barely). The bad news is that I know I actually am for my small frame (which it does not consider). The worst news of all... I am so very out of shape! I'm not even going to reveal what my Wii Fit age is. Or my weight for that matter.
And don't be deceived at the fact that this is a "game system" workout. It is quite hard. My muscles are aching, but in a good way... if that's at all possible.
As far as dieting goes, I've had to put that on hold because of my tooth infection. But once that's taken care of I plan to start that as well. So I'll talk about it more then. But my biggest goal in this area is to get fit. Which you really can't be if you're not eating healthy and drinking water anyway. It all seems to work together in that way, or at least it's been so in my experience.
Well, that about wraps up this blogging infomercial, lol. Seriously, Wii should pay me for such a glowing recommendation:)
EDIT: Just thought I'd clear this up: we are still tv-free. Just not wii-free :)