Wii Fit Blogging: Day 1

I finally was able to get the Wii all set up at home along with the Fit board on Sunday. Let me tell you, when you have a four-month-old in the house there isn’t a lot of time to do too much. But Courtney and I both want to use the Wii Fit to try and get a little exercise time since we sure don’t have the luxury of getting to a gym these days.

On Sunday we both set up our Miis and had Wii Fit measure our BMIs and weight and Wii Fit Ages. I won’t share Courtney’s, but yours truly is pushing two bills and my BMI is around 28. Not good. But when they tested my balance I still came out with a Wii Fit age of 32. I have lots of work to do to get back to 185.

This morning I fed the baby around 5:45 a.m. and handed him off to Courtney. I fired up the Wii at around 6:10 a.m. and got to work. Both Courtney and I don’t like the fact that to do 20 minutes of the recommended exercises takes 30 minutes when you account for the loading time and other interstitial screens.

I did 15 minutes this morning because I had to get ready for work. I tried strength training first and did torso twists. Only being able to do three sets kind of stinks but I guess they want to make sure my fat ass can handle more before unlocking that level. I then did push-ups and side planks. That was actually pretty hard, more so because I couldn’t look at the screen while doing it, but also because I haven’t done push-ups in a long, long time.

Next was the hulu-hoop game which is aerobic. I scored pretty well but I’m not sure how great this game is for me. Then I went to yoga. I think the yoga and strength training are probably the most strenuous of the exercises. I did the sunrise salutation which felt pretty good and a few others that really get the abs. I also scored well on them because of my balance. I don’t know if I held the prettiest poses though.

Afterwards, even though it was 15 minutes of exercises over 25 minutes, I felt slightly better physically. Maybe, it’s just a mental thing. We’ll see how the weigh in goes tomorrow.