Friday, May 23, 2008

Wii Fit Calls Me Fat!

Just Kidding.  Actually, it measured my BMI and did put me in the overweight category, but being that I am 3 months pregnant, I pretty much expected that.  It has you set goals, of weight loss, maintenance or gain, and I set my goal to gain 15 lbs in the next 6 months (yes, I know I will gain more than that, but I just couldn't et myself to put a higher number).  Too bad there isn't a pregnancy mode!

I spent half an hour on it this morning, which to be honest is more time than I spend exercising most days.  I had so much fun!  My favorite aerobic exercise is the Hula Hoop game.  If My waist wasn't about to double in size, I think this would really help to tone it up.

The running mode is another good workout.  The game puts a pacer Mii in front of you as motivation.  Then you run all over Wii Fit Island.  I was definitely sweating after I did that a few times.

It also has several balance games available, and more which are unlockable as you add minutes to your fit bank.  In one, you have to shift your balance ever so slightly to tilt this table so that marbles will fall through certain holes.  Another one has you skiing through a salom run.

In strength training, you have your own personal trainer (male or female) who guides you through exercises like lunges, push ups, leg extensions, etc.  My trainer even stopped to let me know when I was doing certain exercises incorrectly.

For those of you who are marathon runners, I doubt you would be challenged by this game, but for a couch potato like me, it will add some much needed physical activity to my life.

P.S.  If you are worried about other people seeing your BMI and making fun of you, you can lock your profile with a password so only you can see it.


Anne said...

So worth it??? I have been eyeing this as well, but haven't done it yet. We got the Wii for Christmas (thank you , Gerry)and I like the training portion on Wii sports. sounds great!

Also, I totally want to be your neighbor!!! and for that price??? Holy cow!

The Forney Four said...

I realllllly want to come and use it. seriously.

Pixie said...

We're waiting for our "stimulus" check. Then we'll be good Americans and put it back into the economy by buying Japanese products. I can't wait!