And we’re back…
After two weeks down under, I’m glad to report back that I did managed to work out and not just stuff my face silly with all the food I’ve missed eating in Australia. Thanks to my Dad, who bought himself a Nintendo Wii Fit, I didn’t end up using the Yoga DVDs I brought back with me (except for one time). My Dad’s also got a rowing machine that I only got around to using once. I spent the rest of my time using his Wii Fit, which I have to admit is one of the most fun ways to work out!
I first read about it on Cool Mom Guide when she talked about how she lost 60 pounds by using the Wii Fit. When my Dad told me he had bought the Wii Fit, I couldn’t wait to give it a go. Needless to say, it was addictive. One hour of working out goes by so quickly, I reckon I could have spent a couple of hours everyday on it if I didn’t have other things to do.
The real fun is competing against other members of the family and trying to outdo their high scores. Even hubby (who hates to exercise) got into the swing of things on the Wii Fit! Even if you don’t have anyone to compete against, you can challenge yourself by trying to better your score.
You can track your progress on a daily basis, measuring your weight and calculating your BMI. You can also create a Mii character and customise him or her to look like yourself.
You can also do a body test each day to check your Wii Fit Age to see if you are older or younger compared to your real age. When you’re done with the body test, you can go for training in four areas: yoga, muscle, aerobic or balance.
Each time you do a particular work out, you add time to your “Fit Piggy” (which is a concept similar to putting in coins to save money in a piggy bank). Once you collect a set amount of time in the Fit Piggy, you can unlock a new exercise or level that was previously unavailable to you.
I’ll write more about the different exercises in my next post so stay tuned.