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I Stand Corrected

When we first got the Wii Fit, I was convinced that you couldn’t get a real workout from using it. Sure, the yoga is great for stretching, and the strength exercises will kick your ass, but a REAL workout? I was a non-believer. Until today.

From the beginning, I was pretty good at the soccer ball dodge. I wasn’t great, but I was decent. Today I was bound and determined to get better at it, so, after my 15 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of aerobics, I attacked it. For TWO hours. I finally got 3 perfect scores in a row (perfect on the beginner level, anyway). 555 beautiful points. Naturally, I figured I could do the same on the advanced level. Yeah, not so much. The best I could do was 607, and my feet, my calves, by hips, my abs, and my butt are screaming at me.

So yeah. You can get a real workout on the Wii. You just have to stick with it for a couple of hours. It’s not crazy cardio (that’s what the treadmill and the pool are for), but for a core workout, it certainly does its job.

And just in case you’re wondering, we had fat-free chili dogs for dinner, and I made the Hungry Girl recipe for 2 Good Twice Baked Potatoes (scroll down a bit; it’s in the middle of the page). They were delicious. I could eat one of those babies every day.

3 Responses to “I Stand Corrected”

  1. Kevin Donahue Says:

    You’re hella good at that Wii Fit. They need to integrate the running into a Halo-like game.

  2. Merrin Donahue Says:

    Nah, if you do the running enough, there’s a lot of scenery and other fun stuff.

  3. Angela Says:

    It really is a good replacement for nights that we don’t go to the gym.

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