It all started with phone conversations with my mom that included how much she was loving "working on her fitness" with the Wii Fit. I was at a point where I felt like the effort to get myself to the gym was just not worth the results I wasn't seeing so I considered exercising at home on the Wii Fit a good option. There were a couple of things that hadn't sold me on the idea of spending $100 and making good of the purchase: I hated working out at home using DVDs so how would this be different? And just how much of a workout would I get from a little white pad, a "Wiimote", and a fitness game?
When mom came to visit she brought the Wii Fit to show me just how much fun it was. Fun was evident, but just how much of a workout it was became abundantly clear the morning after some hip shakin' on the hula hoop workout. Getting out of bed and wincing at the ache on either side of my waist had me sold. I needed...had to have a Wii Fit. I'd never found that kind of soreness after a gym workout, not unless I tried to massacre my abs on the ab machine Babe swears by.
That, I've decided, might be another fall-back to working out at the gym for me. Because I didn't go as regularly as I should've to achieve results I hoped to, I would try to KILL my thighs, abs, biceps/triceps, the whole nine. If I was at the gym I was there to force my body into submission. It seemed the only way to get anything done. This thinking has changed since using the Wii Fit.
My body is, no pun intended, more like clay than I knew. Have you ever seen someone at the pottery wheel beating the crud out of a ball of clay? No, that clay is methodically molded, shaped, gently and repeatedly encouraged to go where the potter wants it to go. My body is the same way. Consistently working on my body through exercise (again, on the Wii Fit) has proven that I can mold my body into what it needs to be for the rigors of my life. None of the 'games' on the Wii Fit force me to beat my body, it's actually fun (and sometimes funny), gets the heart rate up, I work muscles, stretch muscles, and even work on balance. Oh, and yes, I'm seeing results! I'm just noticing changes and it's been about a month. I'm sold on this form of exercise and I hope Babe likes the "EA Sports NFL Training Camp" enough to buy it - variety is the spice of life after all. Wii Fit is my answer to getting this body together once and for all.