Thursday, September 18, 2008

A New Toy

I had to run to the store yesterday for a few things. I was walking by the electronics department and decided to take a peek at the wii section to get ideas for Christmas gifts. Imagine my surprise when I saw they had not one but two wii fit! I thought about it for about three minutes, then bought one.

My family is totally into wii. It's fun, but I have too much other stuff to do. Still I thought the wii fit might be just what we need.

First, the rain will be here soon so outdoor play time will be at a premium.

Second, with hubby's travel schedule it's harder for me to get to my Crossfit sessions or even running with no one to watch the kidlets so I thought this might be good for me during those times.

Third, I want hubby to workout even with his blown out knee soon to be operated on.

Hubby raised a dubious brow when he saw the box. The kidlets jumped up and down with glee.

Tonight, however, hubby is a total wii fit convert. The five of us created our own mii character and did the basic fitness testing. We've set weight loss goals too! Well, not the kids, but hubby and me.

I have to boast a little, too. When it came time for the balance check, I amazed my family with my near perfect center of balance. Even the wii said it was incredible. Hubby just stared at me, looking both amazed and dumbfounded. I don't know why he was so surprised. I do climb quite a bit, even if it's mainly indoors. I'd think a person's center of balance would improve from climbing, wouldn't you?

Anyway, the wii fit should be fun. I think it'll be a nice compliment to my Crossfit routines, too!

So have you been working out lately?

12 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

My DH refuses to have a gaming system in the house.... but I really want a Wii fit...

**sigh**

Maybe Santa?

Dru said...

I want one, but I don't think I have the space for one. But then again, I would have to buy the console and everything. Justifying it in my head works, but not in my wallet.

Enjoy and I smiled reading how dumbfounded hubby was at your balance.

Tori Lennox said...

I want one too but I don't think I can afford it. But, gosh, it would be great for me because I have such a hard time going anywhere to actually get any exeercise.

catslady said...

I would love it but I know I get very addicted to things like that - of course the Wii fit would be a good thing because I sit way too much at this computer! But I just know I'd want to sit and play some of those games too lol.

michellewillingham said...

I would looooove a wii system. You'll have to let me know how the wii fit works out for you! :)

Jane said...

The only exercise I've doing is walking.

Brandy said...

I have to admit, although I am one who doesn't usually like gaming systems the Wii Fit sounds great! I need something that will motivate my Daughter! As for working out, I try to do something 4-5 out of 7 days. Does that count? *g*

I think it's great that you dumbfounded your Hubs! *G*
Have a good day!

limecello said...

I haven't been working out :'( but I think I'm going to pick up yoga again. I really want a wii and to get wii fit - but I need to find a wii...

Virginia said...

I would love to have a Wii but my purse says no. I do try to walk every day or use the Gazelle that I have. I think any exercise is better then nothing.

Sarita Leone said...

I think I'd like one of those. Winters are long here and it would be a new way to exercise when snowbound. I'm going to be curious to hear how it works out for you.

I've been very diligent about riding my exercise bike and taking a hike daily. Feeling good about it, too. :)

Nathalie said...

The wii looks fun, especially if people try to exercise with it! However, I would prefer to walk outside than watch my monitor!

Amy said...

I love our WiiFit.