Thursday, August 14, 2008

They should totally be paying me for this...

So, as I mentioned, my sister and her hubs got an elusive WiiFit this summer and we have been diligently working away at it ever since. If any of you have a Wii and were wondering if this would be worth the money, the answer is, "yes, completely worth every single penny!" So awesome. First you do a body test that measures your BMI, balance, weight, and body control and compares that with your actual age to give you an estimated "WiiAge". It helps you set goals, keep a calendar of progress, keeps track of time spent working out, and gives tips for healthy living. It even keeps track of how much non-Wii exercise you do, letting you log outside activities. And then you start training. You pick either a male or female trainer to give you guidance, tips, and support. They help you through yoga poses, strength training exercises, aerobic activities, balance games and more, grading your efforts and keeping tally of your total workout time. You unlock more exercises as you go along, creating more challenge. It really works up a sweat and makes you more aware of little things you can do to improve your overall health. I'm pretty thrilled about the whole endeavor...so much fun!

Totally unrelated postscript: Since I know a few of you are runners, check this out for a laugh. But be careful. No drinking or eating. Choking from laughter is a horrible way to die.

4 comments:

Marie said...

How much is a Wii? Is it really expensive? Probably....

That post is TOO funny!!! I sent it to a bunch of friends I made in UT for the SU! Convention because we got a lesson on using the word Asian vs using the word Oriental while we were there. Did you know that Asians don't like being called Oriental? Or, maybe I have that backwards, obviously I didn't pay enough attention, but it caused for some big laughs in our group so that's what I was giggling about as I read it - plus the story is funny :)

Kristi Harrison said...

Stop tempting me to buy a Wii! You are NOT allowed to tempt me to buy a wii. At all. Srsly.

And thanks for the linky lurve!

Rachel said...

That Here in Idaho post was hilarious! I finally went to work out this morning, 5:30 am was SO early, and it was hard. I got light headed (which has happened quite a bit before, but over time it gets better) which was embarrassing, but better to sit down and wait for it to pass then to pass out. I think I need to eat something before I work out or something. Anyone else have problems with getting light headed/dizzy when working out?

My bro has a wii but I haven't tried the wiifit... hm... tempting.

Kathy said...

OMG, that was funny and you know, I had several conversations in my head similiar to that when I trained for my marathon. I'm the world's slowest runner and it took me about 8 hours to finish--that was jogging, not running.

 
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