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Wii Fit: Week 3

We’ve had the Wii Fit for exactly 3 weeks, and I have to admit that it really is doing its job. I can’t say that it’s a miracle, but to borrow a phrase from “Knocked Up”, I’m definitey “tighter”. Now, I’m not giving up my treadmill, but the thing that I’ve found the Wii Fit is really good for is stretching and balance. The yoga is really great; I’m definitely more stretchy than I’ve ever been. Seriously. My flexibility is so much better than it was 3 weeks ago. I’ve also found that I feel a lot better if I start my day with yoga—even before breakfast. The balance games have helped, too. I’m probably the least graceful person I know, and I’ve never been all that coordinated, but I’ve found that I’m a lot more stable now that I’m forced to be aware of my center of balance every day. Plus, I’ve noticed that if you really get into some of the balance games, they’re an awful lot like squats and/or lunges, but they’re so cleverly disguised that you don’t really notice it.

I find some of the strength training useful, but I didn’t need the Wii balance board to do push-ups. The aerobics aren’t so much aerobic (with the possible exception of rhythm boxing; done on expert for 30 minutes, and you’ll probably break a sweat), but they’re all good for your core. And at the end of the day, the whole reason I wanted the Wii Fit was so I could concentrate on my core. I think that Big Kev’s Heart Attack Eating Plan, the treadmill, and the Wii Fit have certainly helped change things around these parts, and I think it’s safe to say that 1) by the holidays I’ll be smokin’ hot and 2) we’re both certainly healthier than we’ve ever been, and the Wii Fit helps keep me motivated. I give my Wii Fit 5 stars.

2 Responses to “Wii Fit: Week 3”

  1. Kevin Donahue Says:

    I like the wii fit, but I would like to see more games that fool me into core training. I get a lot more satisfaction out of the treadmill, just because it tells me how far I went.

  2. Merrin Donahue Says:

    Advanced Hula Hooping three times in a row is definitely a core workout, as are rhythm boxing and most of the balance exercises. You just have to do them long enough. I really don’t get much out of them unless I commit an hour to them, but it’s pretty easy to do (especially when I get fixated on winning something…i.e. Soccer Ball Heading).

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