One of the benefits of yesterday's marathon basement cleaning is that the Nintendo Wii is more accessible and there is actually room on the floor to bring out the balance board for a little Wii Fit workout. So I gave Denzel the morning off and powered up the Wii instead.
The Wii Fit was a Christmas 2008 gift. So it should have been no surprise to me that when I logged in, the machine greeted me with a message that said "It's been 364 days since your last visit." Yep. Sounds about right.
So I chose to do the body test. Click. An instruction appeared on the screen that I should step up onto the balance board.
"Oooh!" the board rudely groaned when I put my full weight on it. Apparently the creators of Wii Fit are relative strangers to good manners. But I was in a forgiving mood when the next screen informed me that I weigh 4.5 pounds less than I did the last time I logged in.
Looking for a calorie burn, I clicked the aerobic activity button and selected the hula hoop game as my first challenge. Turns out I'm a mean hula hooper -- as long as I'm leading my with right hip. Reverse the direction and lead with my left and it's #hulahoopFAIL!
After a few rounds of the hula hoop, I moved on to the basic step game. I am definitely void of all rhythm and found myself having to call out the moves as I took the steps. Even still, I was stepping with two left feet and getting no respect from the Wii. So I decided to give the solo run a try.
Now, I hate running. I pretty much think that there is a direct correlation between the size of one's bust and the pain generated by the motion required by running. But I'm working toward a goal here and as they say, "no pain, no gain." Or maybe it's "Boobs are no excuse, keep running," so run I did.
Robbie found it pretty funny that his Mii kept passing mine on the cross country route. I was just trying to log another 4 minutes of activity to make a total of 30 minutes -- and I did!
Then, having my 2010 "take a yoga class" directive in mind, I decided to check out the yoga positions offered by my virtual Wii trainer. I think I did a total of 6 or 7 poses, enough to decide it's really too tedious to do them with the Wii, but that I do really want to sign up for a class sometime this year (probably after all the resolution fitness seekers have given up).
Denzel shouldn't be worried. I'm not about to abandon him for a Wii Fit workout. I like the workout I get from Denzel much better. (Did I just say that I like a workout?!) But I think that I might add the Wii as an afternoon/evening routine. Who knows, between the two, maybe someday soon I'll be able to declare Mii Fit.