Wednesday, March 3, 2010

For Everyone Who Thinks Wii is Just a GAME!!!

This is just not so...I bought my kids (and myself) the Wii for Christmas this past year.  My package included the Fit Plus addition.  I hadn't touched it or been interested in even getting to know it until this week.  My office started a Lose to Win program each person pays $10 to be in the program and it goes into a pot, at the end of 12 weeks the person and team to lose the most wins the $$$.  Well I have some extra poundage, so I was instantly in.  I have a team of 3 coworkers and we call ourselves Team Slim Possible.  Over 200 people signed up to be in the program. Whoah, that's a lot of cash!!! Well I have to split it with my team, but that is still enough to buy me some new clothes when we win!!!  Power of positive thinking.  Well back to the Wii.  I finally got into it and I'm telling you it kicked my butt.  My kids were laughing at me chase the little Wii character around on an aerobic running workout.  They were ROFLing watching me do the Hula Hoop excercise.  I do have to admit that I probably would have laughed at myself too.  Seriously though, it really is a great workout, I did different things strength training, aerobic, YOGA (I have to say I was impressed with this, and I have never done real yoga) for about 45 minutes.  I have set up a routine to do different things on different days now.  This is going to be fun and I don't usually exercise at all.  Unless you concider using an ATG tape gun or a paper trimmer excercise, yea well that's usually as good as it gets for me.  I will have to keep you updated with my progress, BTW, when I was weighed in at the start of my program my reaction was OMG!!!  I need to change that, so it's Wii, Wii, Wii all the way home baby!

So let me show you what I did last year for Mother's day for my girls (who are both mothers themselves).  I'm trying to come up with something for this year, maybe you have some ideas.  Hope you like it...and that's what it's all about for today anyway.