I will be the first to admit that I have put on a few extra pounds. And it is not very motivating to step on a scale and see the number climb higher than it has ever climbed before. But humiliation has reached a whole new level with the Nintendo Wii.
I just purchased the Wii this week. I thought that it might be a fun way to start getting a little bit of exercise. (I still have my gym membership...I just choose not to go.)
For those of you who are not aware, one of the first things you have to do is create a "Mii" which is a virtual representation of yourself. You can customize it however you want. Short, Tall, Skinny, Fat, Favorite Color, Hair Style, Eye Glasses, you name it, you can choose it.
I thought I was being very accurate when I made my Mii a little stockier than I would prefer.
Today I was able to get my hands on the Wii Fit game.
The Wii Fit is a balance board that you stand on and then proceed to do activities that exercise your core to develop strength and flexibility. However, before you get to the fun stuff, the Wii has to assess your fitness level.
The Wii asks for your age and height. Then it asks you to step on the board so that it can calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index.)
The Wii Fit immediately told me I was a big ol fatty and then proceeded to increase the stomach on my Mii (See Above). After a few preliminary tests it also determined I have no balance. How Rude!
So far my favorite game on the Wii Fit is the Hula Hoop. My lack of balance apparently allows me to excel at this game.
And then there is the Soccer game where your job is to hit the soccer balls that are kicked at you with your head. At the same time you are to avoid anything that is not a soccer ball. If the non-soccer ball items hit you, the game makes a loud "Smack" noise. I am not good a the soccer game and I think the reason why is because I kept getting hit by flying shoes. The "Smack" sound got me giggling and then I lost all concentration on the game.
Here's to hoping my Mii sheds those extra pounds!
The Song Of The Day - Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot