Day Four on the Wii Fit. I think it is really good that I happened to start it on Jan 1. Because I'd love to see how long I'd like to hit it on a daily basis. See what my best streak can be. The big challenge will be getting on in the evenings- especially on days that I've already hit the gym. There isn't a way to get Wii Fit credit for going to the old-fashioned gym!!
We got our Wii before we got the Wii Fit. We'd heard great things about the basic games- bowling, tennis, baseball... and the reviews we'd heard from friends were exactly right. We had a lot of fun. So we picked up a few more games and continued to have a great time. It was something fun we could do together.
Then the Wii Fit came out. I wanted it. But wasn't really sure I'd actually use it. Then I joined my gym and fitness became more routine. After waiting and searching, Jeff found the Wii Fit.
And then it sat for a couple months.
We set it up Jan 1. And I'm on a 4 day streak! Plus I hit the gym Fri and will hit it several times this week.
Do I have goals? Not really. The Wii Fit had me set a goal... but I set it pretty low. And it doesn't automatically give you your weight... but does give you your BMI. It was pretty depressing. But I knew it was where I was. So no surprises. My goal is to just keep improving!
Once you've got the Wii up and running, you can choose Yoga, Balance Games, Aerobics, or Strength Training.
I've done yoga before. But never like this! I'm usually relying on my own sense of my body to stay balanced. With the Wii Yoga and the Balance Board, there is a visual to actually help me maintain my balance. And once the exercise is over, it gives me a graphic to show how on track I was. Same for the strength exercises. Plus, there is a personal trainer who demonstrates the moves and then gives you tips as you are exercising. I haven't yet linked exercises together but I know there is a way!
The aerobics are fun. Hula Hoop and Step and Boxing and Running. And you unlock advanced levels and longer durations and stuff. You collect fitness points in all of the areas that help unlock new exercises.
It's very easy to spend 40 minutes exercising and not even notice the time passing!
The Balance Games are fun, too. Sometimes frustrating. But I've gotten better at walking a tightrope and ski jumping!
Wondering if it's right for you? I suggest finding someone who has a Wii and ask to spend an hour playing the basic games. Just try bowling... I think you'll be hooked!!