Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Are Wii Fit Yet?

So, a while back we bought a Wii. Wii love it. It's wonderful. It's actually the only game thing that I've ever enjoyed playing. And I really do enjoy it. At least the Wii sports games that came with it. Who knows about the other stuff.

We also got a Wii Fit at the same time. There's a little bit of a love/hate relationship going on with it right now. It is lots of fun and the whole family has gotten in on the action. Even little Babs. When Lolly is playing she insists on having a turn. She even points out her Mii whenever someone new is selected. And although whenever I'm trying to exercise I can't seem to get her to stay off the balance board, she absolutely refuses to get on it when it's her turn. Not at all frustrating. There are some really fun activities to play and it has helped me improve and expand my yoga repertoire. Go ahead and laugh. Any sentence typed by me that contains the phrase "yoga repertoire" deserves a good laugh.

But here is where the hate part of the relationship comes in. Every time you do a body test it weighs you and starts you out at a tiny little anorexic Mii. And then as your weight quickly goes up during calculation, your Mii rapidly packs on pounds and it kind of bounces up and down a little. Or maybe it's just my Mii? Anyway, it's a little hard on the self esteem. And the irony that it's a tool to help you lose weight, but also mocks you with unspoken fat jokes each time you get on to exercise, does not go unnoticed. It also makes fun of you if you haven't done it in a while. I actually find that totally hilarious. CG hadn't done it in about two weeks and finally got back on dreading the Wii's possible torture. Of course, it didn't let us down at all. It kept calling him the wrong name, mocking his long hiatus, and made him select a reason for various things like lack of activity and weight gain. CG was not amused. I, on the other hand, was giggling like a school girl the entire time.

So, the moral of the story and the reason for this long and possibly painful post? Near as I can tell, I've been losing and gaining the same 3 pounds for the last 2 months. But at least it still remembers my name, right?!

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I want a Wii fit, but I really don't want to be chastized by an inanimate object.

The Bollinger Family said...

We were talking about this exact thing last night. They both have slightly high BMIs and their miis are totally plump on their wii. She said their kids love to say, "mommy I love your big bellies". I totally want a wii. Maybe we should put the kids down one afternoon and play for a mommy playdate!!!!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Wii always want to play so come one over!!!

SO said...

I think that might be a detriment for me. I just might not get on it so I could enjoy it mocking me.

Jo said...

I am never getting a Wii fit. Never.

zoo keeper said...

i hate standind on the damn thing to hear it say ouch. i'll show it ouch!!

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