After months of fruitless longing, I have finally acquired not just a Wii – which was a chore in and of itself – but also my whole reason for wanting a Wii – Wii Fit!
I’m not much of one for reviewing things because I feel ridiculous doing it, but I just wanted to share that I did 35 minutes today of strength training, yoga and balance games and I hurt in ways I was not aware I could hurt.
And here I thought my daily meanderings to the mailbox counted as exercise. Tomorrow is going to be awful, I can just tell.
Anyway, it’s so much fun! I’ve always wanted to try yoga, since I have such a hard time relaxing it seemed like something I would get a lot of benefit from. Earlier this afternoon I was doing the tree pose and Warren goes, "You seem to be well suited to yoga, I hope you’re not insulted by my surprise." or something very like that. I suspect he was commenting on my outstanding natural grace.
OK, fine, or my obvious lack thereof. Anyway, it’s nice to be able to try it out without publicly humiliating myself. So, Wii Fit gets two thumbs up from for that alone, let alone the fact that I can slalom, ski jump and hula hoop!
The console itself was bundled with Wii Play, Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy. I haven’t played the latter at all, though Warren seems to enjoy it. Play is very…meh. Wii Sports is bad ass. I never thought I had violent tendencies but I gravitate towards the boxing like it’s cornbread or something deep-fried. I’m all pow pow BAM! It’s impossible to be mature about because the whole time I’m playing I’m hunched over with the remote and nunchuk like I’m boxing for real and trash talking my non-human opponent. I’d be embarrassed if I didn’t enjoy it so much.
So, in conclusion, if you don’t hear from me it’s because I’ve either sprained every muscle in my body or I’m boxing on my Wii. ^_^