I have taken years of boxing-type classes- both "shadow" boxing and "real" boxing- well not real enough to hit a human being, but real enough to dawn padded gloves and hit a huge bag.Yet, here's this WiiFit game that we've squished into the world's tiniest office, and I'm so sore I can barely comb my hair!
Tonight I turned on my trusty Wii Fit and it said "good evening" ...I could have swore it said "good morning" the other day. It also asked if I already ate dinner (no kidding!) Then it informed me that this was Day 4 of my workout, to which I replied, "no it isn't...I've only done 3 days". As if the machine heard me, a message flashed on the screen like " Ahh, too busy to work out yesterday huh? Well, we'll make it a good workout today...oh, and don't forget to call your mother". OK, maybe it didn't say all of that, but I couldn't help but feel that big little brother was really keeping close tabs on me and giving me a good dose of guilt to boot.
Photo (left): The hubby and Mii.
Photo (right): Keeping tabs on Mii with the calendar
Photo (below): Wii gives me a virtual age of 32---I'll take it.
The machine also was making comments about my weight! "Oh, I see that you are 2.3 pounds heavier today...you previously weighed yourself in the morning, but today you are weighing yourself in the evening- you might notice more consistency if you weigh yourself at the same time each day. Oh, and lay off the Old School Cupcakes from Sprinkles that your brother bought you and perhaps you'll move some of that pudge." I made that last part up.
Other amusing details: even though I'm having fun with the boxing, I guess my technique really needs work because at the end of each segment it keeps telling me "Aww, I know you can do better than that- we'll hit the gym tomorrow and practice more!" At the same time, my little Mii (the little person I created to look like me) is smiling, and waving her fists. At first I thought that it was a self-congratulatory, triumphant fist-wave, then I realize that it's the "Darn it, I really suck at this" air punch/fist pound that athletes do when they miss their mark. Yet she's smiling- it's so odd. Or perhaps it's not a smile but rather a grimace.
All I know is that I better show up to train tomorrow or I'm really gonna hear about it. In fact I wouldn't put it past the machine to say, "Even your slacker husband can show up every day- toughen up sister and let's get moving!"
Photo (left) Hubby doing tree pose (ya think!?)
Photo (right) Hubby cracking up because my eyeball seems to have popped out of its socket
Photo (below) Mii, taking a bow and hubby waving to the audience.
Q: Have you tried WiiFit?
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