Thursday, August 28, 2008

You Know, For Kids

Ever since we got to try out the Wii Fit at a recent outdoor music festival, we've been dying to get it. It took a couple of months, but Amazon finally came through. After just 1/2 hour with it, I have decided that I totally love it. There are 3 reasons:

1. My Wii Fit age is 7 years less than my actual age.

2. The Wii Fit as a scale is NOT the same as the scale in my doctor's office. Let's just say I'm going with Wii Fit as my scale from now on. (And if adding the extenders to the bottom to take into account the thicker carpet would correct this, I'm pretty sure I lost them.)

3. In Wii Fit, I can hula hoop like a madwoman. I cannot hula hoop in real life. Never could, not for more than about 6 seconds. In the world of Wii, I can have multiple hoops going, while still leaning and catching more. Kinda like this picture, only with a much higher score.

I've set my goal, and I gave myself 2 months to achieve it. Hopefully I will still love my Wii by then.


Bone said...

My Wii Fit age is nine years older than my actual age :-/

But my BMI was 22.9, so I think that was pretty good.

Susan said...

bone--I just redid mine last night and my weight and BMI both went up but my Wii Fit age dropped by 4 years. I'm not stopping until I'm 15!

Corrina said...

I'm SO JEALOUS!! I want one too!!

Oh and I just read your Twitter about Transformers 2 filming near you and I'm even MORE jealous!!!!! OMG!!

I can't breathe.

Susan said...

corrina--People around here were pretty excited about it. I think what they filmed was the opening scene. They did it all at an old steel mill, so perhaps some of the old gigantic furnaces transform?

cardiogirl said...

I've heard of this Wii you speak of, in fact my 6-year-old nephew has it. He introduced it to me a couple of months ago when we played tennis on it.

He did caution that it was sort of difficult but I told him I'm pretty good at tennis in real life.

He kicked my 40-year-old ass.

Now if the Wii had an elliptical machine, I'm sure I could beat him.