Monday, December 29, 2008

The First Wii-In

Thanks to a freelance copy editing check, I bought a Wii today. Tomorrow, I'll sell my PS2 and games to cover some of the cost.

I decided recently that a Wii was for me after I did some boxing and tennis on someone else's Wii Sport (the game that comes with the console). My heart rate was up, and I was sweating...a decent cardio workout. And a helluva lot more fun than a stationary bike.

So I bought the Wii for health purposes. Really! I'll try to play on the Wii for 45 minutes to an hour each day (the sacrifices we make) as my exercise. I'll track my weight, and in mid-January I have to see my doctor again anyway, so I can see if the exercise is helping my cholesterol and triglycerides at all. In the meantime, I'll just have some fun.

So at tonight's Wii-in, I come in at an embarassing 215 lbs. Gotta start Wii-in' it off!


Anonymous said...

the Wii Fit is a great game, if you haven't tried it yet. It's a workout, but it's quite fun IMHO :)

4ndyman said...

It's on my list of "eventually I'll buy" items. Right now I'm recovering from the initial cost of the console, and the next thing I need to buy is a second controller.

I've dipped into Wii Fit on a friend's Wii and it looks like exactly the constant nagging, er, motivation I need to get in shape.