Tonight I did some non-conventional exercise… I tried Adam’s new Christmas gift from my parents – Wii Fit! They brought it to dinner last night and we played with it for nearly 2 hours and went to bed late. Tonight we both decided to give it another go. My husband is actually excited about exercise!!!
After setting up my profile (I have 2 pig tails, light brown hair and a very stylish purple outfit 😆 ), the board (also a scale) weighs you and then you go through a few balance tests. Then your “Wii age” is determined. Last night my Wii age was 45 because my balance was way off, today it was 47 – the Wii told me I clearly have memory problems. Oops 😳 I am, however, in the “normal weight range.” At least the Wii got some love for me 😉
There are 5 categories of exercise. I picked a few “aerobic” ones to warm up (included some hoola hoop and step – oh yeah, it was quite the scene!), then some strength moves and finally finished with a few yoga moves. I think I’ll probably do yoga more than the other ones but the strength moves are pretty good. Adam did the same ones so the system ranks us. I like it when I get to beat him. A little competition is good 😀
For your viewing pleasure… I can’t believe I’m posting these (the hoola hoop video that Adam took will have to remain private… I look like I’m having a seizure).
I had fun, but this certainly can’t replace my “real” workouts. I think it’s a really great tool for beginners to get into exercise. The sensors in the board tell you if your form is improper. I discovered that my weight always shifts to the left, so that’s something I need to work on. Adam and I plan on tracking our progress on the Wii. We set some weight loss goals for the summer (nothing crazy for me, just a few pounds for fun so I can show improvement on the system).
Coffee banana oats with chuck chuck
B.good turkey burger with homemade cinnamon apple chutney, roasted butternut squash, and cheddar. This burger is not on the menu, but you can ask for it on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next few weeks. As soon as I found out about it, I had to get it!!
Is that onions on my burger?!! 👿
Let’s try this again:
Much better!! I asked if there were onions on it and the girl said no. Good thing I decided to take a picture of it before heading back to work or else this would be a disaster. The girl was really apologetic and I got a free coupon for a burger for next time. It was almost worth nearly missing my meeting (I was scarfing this down literally outside of the conference room). SOOO good (is that a foodie combo or what?)!!
MID-AFTERNOON SNACKS DESSERT
A little chocolate covered wafer from Japan from my co-worker:
100 calorie brownie by Glenny’s:
This brownie was actually pretty good for being 100 calories and low fat, and I believe there are no junk ingredients either. Not bad, not bad… I’d get it again if I wanted to be really healthy but was also craving a brownie.
Mixed greens, roasted asparagus, hericot verts, grape tomatoes and 1/2 sweet-spicy glazed salmon fillet
+ crackers with Samira’s Homemade baba ganoush (see below)
This baba ganoush is locally produced and it’s amazing!!! I actually couldn’t stop eating this (imagine another giant piece of ww bread with a thick layer of it + a few spoonfuls straight from the tub). It’s so smoky and delicious!!! (I bought it at Whole Foods).
And that’s how you do it! 😉
Whoa, is it really 11pm already? Time flies by when you’re having wii fun
Have you tried Wii Fit? If so, did you like it? If not, do you have any interest in it? I’m all for fitting exercise in, in a fun way
Waterpik giveaway here.