Speaking of fitting in workouts, last night when I was hanging out with my friend Sarah she showed me her Wii Fit. Believe it or not, I have never tried Wii Fit and I was a bit skeptical about the work out quality of it (I'm more of a gym girl, what can I say?). The first thing the Wii Fit did was give me a fit test. It took my height and age, and weighed me to get my BMI. After complimenting my BMI it told me that having a healthy BMI means I will get sick less often. I had to laugh at that. I literally just had a cold less than two weeks ago, and I've been healthy for *maybe* a week and my throat is hurting again. I certainly wouldn't say I get sick LESS than the average person haha. I'll blame the kindergarten kids though, since apparently my BMI is not the issue.
My favorite thing about the Wii Fit was definitely when it gave me my Wii Fit age of 21! WAHOOO! Nothing better than being 4 years younger than you actually are (but still legally able to enjoy a beer haha). The ironic thing about it was that if Wii Fit had existed when I was 21, my Wii Fit age (compiled using a combination of your BMI and balance skills) would've been much older than 21 because I was much less healthier back then. But hey, at least I'm 21 now! Perhaps I should celebrate my 21st birthday again...Caroline, you'll be able to come out this time!
After celebrating my 4 year age loss, Sarah showed me how to do the exercises which brought me back to reality. I SUCKED. On the skiing game I kept trying to ACTUALLY jump into the air instead of pretending to jump. Skateboarding was another laugh, and my kickboxing rhythm leaves something to be desired... Oh, and bike riding, let's just say it's a good thing I am a much better bike rider in real life than I am on Wii, because I may have bumped into a lot of buildings and jumped off a few cliffs. Oops. The only thing I was not terrible at was yoga, and I only did warrior pose, so I can't get too cocky about that. Let's just say I have a lot to learn as far as Wii Fit is concerned.
I definitely think the Wii Fit could be a seriously good work out for people, though I still see myself going to the gym over playing on it. I love the fact that it gets kids (and adults) being more active when they previously may not have been. Plus, it's a lot cheaper (and probably more fun) than a gym membership! My fiance is a Physical Education teacher in a middle school and they have a Wii Fit that the kids can use during class and before/after school. Yeah, gym class has become significantly more cool than it was when I was 13 haha.
I'm off to dinner with my fam tonight. Tomorrow is Friday!!! Yayyy!