For the past few days, I’ve been feeling an urge to get back and play Wii Fit. It’s been awhile and I’m normally a really lazy person so I don’t know why I felt like sweating, being sore, and making an ass out of myself.
I was going to play it back on Tuesday, but Chris came home from work early so I didn’t bother with it. Today, however, was a different story.
As the day dragged on, I got bored. I turned on the Wii, played about a half hour of Animal Crossing (in which our town is ravaged with weeds and looks like crap), and then popped in Wii Fit. I was laughing to myself about how I was stupid for doing this and how I wouldn’t be able to walk in the morning, like last time, but I ignored that and turned it on anyways.
After selecting my Mii the little Wii Fit Board character lovingly let me know that it had been 116 days since I had logged in, and how I failed to reach my goal. I can’t even remember what my goal was!
(obviously you guys/gals can tell that we are truly getting our moneys worth with this game, hah!)
I then decided to go through the test they have to check my balance and check my weight. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had lost weight instead of gaining, like I had thought. Even though it was only 4 lbs, it’s still something! My balance was good, I messed up a little bit, and my Wii Fit Age went up by a couple of years but I didn’t care.
While playing it, I made sure to avoid the Lunges because the only time I did them, I got light headed and wanted to vomit. Instead I focused on the Balance and Aerobic sections. I unlocked a few games in the Balance category, one in the Strength, and one in the Yoga. My new favorite one for the Balance is where my Mii is in a bubble, like in Super Monkey Ball, and I control the ball down this river by leaning left, right, front, and back. It was so fun that I did it 3 times in a row! I was also shocked at how difficult the Advanced Step routine was compared to the original one. Kicks were added, and you even had to step on the board sideways! I’m shocked that I didn’t trip over my feet or trip over Donnie, who was running all over the place with his prized Squirly.
After playing for about an hour I knew I was done. I was starting to get sore and my back, which is horrible, started to hurt. Odds are, when I wake up tomorrow morning, I am going to hate myself for doing Wii Fit but hopefully I can get in the habit of doing at least a half hour a day.
I just wish that Nintendo came out with an update where you can play with your friends using the Wii Speak. No cameras, because that could be embarrassing, but on the “step” balance game, the running aerobic one, and on a few others you can easily do them with a friend and converse with them. It might make people want to play more because, like in real life, a buddy system is always successful.
I’ll let you guys know tomorrow if I have to hobble around the apartment like a 80 year old.
– She Who Has The Last Word