Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wii Not So Fit

This is not a post about last night's Lost.  I just couldn't do it justice.  For a great recap, head over to Shannon's and see her most descriptive recap and be sure to check out her comments for some other interesting insight...

Anyhoo...The Cheeze family got Wii Fit for Christmas, which was more a gift for me and not BoyBoy or Bubba.  Bubba decided he hated Wii Fit when it told him he was overweight and made his Mii pudgy around the middle.  BoyBoy likes it but it is not as much fun as his Star Wars or Mario Kart.  I, on the other hand am totally addicted.  This thing is so cool!  It begins by testing your balance, weight, and BMI and then it gives you your Wii Fit age.  I am sad to say that on my first attempt my age was 20 years too high...boohoo.  I have always thought that I was pretty fit - I exercise regularly (OK, irregularly, geesh, who are you, my mother?) but this thing kicks my fanny!  I am not the most flexible person on the planet by any stretch (oops, pardon the pun!) and my Wii Fit trainer points that out to me on a consistent basis.  Here is how a session might sound if you listened through the keyhole:


Wii Fit Trainer Girl:  You're a little shaky...try to focus on you ab muscles.

Wheezer:  If I had any ab muscles, we wouldn't be here, would we?

Wii Fit Trainer Girl:  You may not be ready for this exercise...next time start with something easier.

Wheezer:  This is level one, exercise one...is there an easier one?  Sign me up!

Wii Fit Trainer Girl:  Try to focus on stretching your hip flexors...feel the stretch?

Wheezer:  What's a hip flexor?  Is that some kind of dance they do in South Beach?  Sign me up!

Wii Fit Trainer Girl:  Are you focusing on your ab muscles?  You seem a little shaky.

Wheezer:  That could be because I am mixing a cosmopolitan right now...do you need ab muscles for that?

And then it's time to stop...

It says something about my skill set that the exercise I am best at is the called "Lotus Focus."  This is the one where you sit on the balance board in the lotus position and do nothing for three minutes.  I am great at that.  If there were an Olympic sport of Lotus Focus, I would be a gold medal contender!  

There are other fun exercises and I do feel like it is making a difference.  I have set a goal to be 10 lbs lighter and more toned by the time we go on our cruise in April.  I will keep you posted.  I just hope that Wii Fit Trainer girl doesn't go all Jillian on me.



14 comments:

♥georgie♥ said...

LMAO...that was too funny! I spit go go juice all over my keyboard at the Lotus Focus statement!!!

Debbie said...

I love picturing the Lotus Focus. I had no idea the thing talked back to you. I don't think I'd like that at all.

blueviolet said...

I hope when she's commenting on your progress that she's not judging!

Nadine Hightower said...

yep sittin' in the lotus focus on the couch most of the time is what gave me my volumpt-tush.
But now that I know there's a time limit...well I'll do better.

Under the Influence said...

As it turns out, while you were posting your entry, I was Wii Fittin' it in the basement. I love the yoga and she is NOT afraid to tell me some of those same rude comments she is telling you.

Today I was told "at this rate, you will have a hard time reaching your goal by the deadline." So of course, I just reset my deadline!

AnnieMac said...

I love the Wii Fit but I put it away for a little while and then got on it a month or so later and it said "Your weight has changed significantly since the last time". No kidding you think I don't notice the extra 10 lbs I put on.

Dawn said...

I'm coming over from Georgie's blog to order a Margarita on the Rocks with salt!! :)

Oh, I have the Wii Fit too. I'm actually scared to get back on right now. I just know she's going to say, "About time you got off your lazy ass!" (It's been awhile! LOL)

Great blog!!

Daniele said...

Visiting from georgie's blog, love the name. One of my fav movies is Steel Magnolias. I am wanting to get a Wii fit, my excuse because hubby is getting a Wii (apparently for the boys, yeah right). But if it talks back then we just might have a problem! Love your blog!

Lynda said...

Wheezy Wii :-)

Momma Trish said...

Visiting from Georgie's blog. I've been wanting to get a Wii Fit. But they're pretty pricey. And if it talks down to me, I may fling it at the wall and break it. And then, all that money would be spent for naught. So I've decided to just sit on the couch in the lotus position and eat a bag of Doritos. I'm sure it will help me. ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm afraid to look at my Mii. I have a feeling she's going to be ready to roll instead of walk.

I'm here by way of Georgie's blog.

Julie said...

Great, thanks Georgie for turning me on to another damn blog I don't have time to read!!!!

I hate that Wii Fit beyotch.

Valerie said...

Got my daughter one for Christmas. She loves it! Of course she is all 115 lbs and 5'11". lol

Don't think I am going to try it out. My daughter saids her trainer gets on her all the time. I don't even want to think about what she'll say to me. Probably would malfunction and break.

Soxy Deb said...

Sign me up!! LMAO!
I need to find one of these - they are a hot commodity locally and I don't want to have to pay shipping to get one. I will soldier on though. I will not be deterred.