Thursday, July 10, 2008
We have officially joined the Wii Fit club - the latest hard-to-find game! My mom gave us a Best Buy gift card so we could get one when it came in. This was David's and my birthday gift from my mom. Well, we've been checking Best Buy and harrassing them with frequent phone calls to see if it's in yet...but no such luck. Well, today was the day! I called this afternoon and was told that they might have some later tonight - call back around 6pm. So, I called and they told me they had some on the truck, but they weren't out on the floor to be sold yet - call again. So, we ate dinner and I called again around 7pm and voila - they were finally out and ready for sale. I asked the girl on the phone if she could hold one until I could get there - after getting permission, she said she could. So, off I went - gift card in hand - to collect my prize! :)
Now, for those of you who think that all video games are the same - and that they are just for kids - let me tell you, the wii is different! While it is true there are games where you can sit on your duff and exercise nothing more than your thumbs, most of the games have you moving your body! Before we bought the wii fit game & balance board, my favorite was playing tennis on the wii sports disc that came with the game system. I've never played tennis in real life - but David has, and he says the wii version in pretty close to the real thing! I can tell you, I certainly work up a sweat playing...but it's very addicting! I can play tennis on the wii for about an hour - but in real life, I doubt I'd last more than 10 minutes!
David bought the wii console for me about a year ago, for my birthday. I have to admit, I didn't use it as much as I should have - but when I did, I really got a workout! Now, with the wii fit - there's accountability involved! You put a stamp on each day you use it and bank the minutes you spend doing the training sessions - these minutes unlock other games for you to do. I banked 30 minutes tonight alone - a little yoga, a little hula hooping, a little soccer, some skiiing, a good bit of step-aerobics, and even a little tight-roping! It was a lot of fun!
My goal is to use the wii for at least 30 minutes every day. I get to put a stamp on the wii fit calendar for each day I log in - and it even keeps track of my progress! Pretty cool!