Wii Fit

Fun exercise? What? The kids received a Wii Fit from their great grandparents this Christmas, and I’m the one clocking the most time on it. It is a blast. I do a little yoga and strength training to warm up. Then I get some cardio going for at least 30 minutes a day. I’m working hard, but it really is fun. This discovery came just in time, because I had recently and tragically fallen out of love with my treadmill.  That is a bad, bad thing during an Oregon winter. Outside exercise, my preference, isn’t always possible or enjoyable this time of year. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

The Wii Fit balance board is a fascinating bit of technology, but what’s great is how well thought out it is. It’s motivational. I like that it checks up on me and nags me if I’ve skipped a day 🙂  And, I love the way it charts my progress. Right now, I’m in the “overweight” BMI category and am setting goals to get to a healthy BMI. I think between this, getting outside when possible, and Weight Watchers online, I will absolutely get to my goal by this Spring.  

Lastly, it’s a good workout, but it’s just plain fun as well. I get the belly laughs watching friends get clocked by virtual shoes and panda heads during the soccer heading game. And I almost wet my pants watching my girlfriend’s husband do the hula hoop. He could really rotate those hips!

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