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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nintendo Wii -more then just gaming

Okay so I listened to my husband Earl call store after store with the same stupid question "So you have any Nintendo Wii's in stock?" and he always got the same answer "NO!"
OMG i was going to punch him! I mean what was the big deal! Why did everyone want one of these stupid things anyway. Okay so the ads looked kind of cool, the fact that your not just sitting on the couch pressing buttons seemed like a much better idea. Especially now that I'm a mommy and i don't want my kids growing up to be gaming addicts.
I broke down!
One fine Wednesday night i was playing with Evan on the floor when i heard a highly ecstatic "I got one!!!!" coming from our computer room up stairs. He came bounding down the stairs with that boyish twinkle in his eye, what could i do, tell him no? I don't think so, that might have meant divorce papers. So we bundled up Evan, and hopped in the car. The cost for the console was about $300 including taxes. It includes one controller as seen above and one game called Wii Sports. You can play with up to 8 controllers-we now have 4 and one numchuck-(extra controller attaches to main controller for some games like boxing)
What does all this have to do with my fight with the bulge you ask. Well, let me tell ya, as soon as we got home of course earl broke out the wii and started playing. As per usual i just wanted to watch, even as a child i wasn't much of a gamer. As i watched him and our border in the basement darcy play bowling, golf, tennis, and boxing i wanted to try. I was amazed at how fun it was! Your off the couch actually swinging the remote like a club in golf, throwing like the ball in bowling, and punching with all your might in boxing. The thing that surprised me the most about it came every morning when my body felt sore and achy.
So there it is, exercise!!!! I have boxed on the wii every night for 30 min, for the last 3 days. I have , trying to get my Mii (a little character representing you that you yourself design and build FUN!!!) to go to pro. I get to see her kick butt against other mii's or even Earls mii, talk about therapy! lol. If you want to see what the system is check out this web site
Here is my new exercise plan:
1. Continue the 30 boxing on the wii, this = 6 WW exercise points per night. 6 points times 7 nights a week =42 exercise points YaaaHooo!
2. Next week try mixing Wii play and treadmill, since i feel the wii definitely works my top half, but my bottom half not so much.
3. See if there is any effect to over all weight loss.
Well thats it, talk to u tomarrow!
Oh and ladies, i'm at 4 days on program and doing good!


Annieann77 said...

Well, I do like the idea of a interactive video game, I also do not want my children to grow up addicted to video games but the Wii seems to also incorperate excersize! Keep up the good work!

BTW - I love your wedding pic! You look great! ;)

Jordanna said...

Can you get Earl to find me a Wii too...i don't wanna put in the work to buy one lol

Cory said...

Go luck trying the wii for fitness! I've thought about doing it, but haven't yet. No one has had much luck with boxing on our console so I've been afraid to try. I'm addicted to the bowling.
I can't wait to see how this works out for you!