Then at Christmas this year my family gave me the Wii Fit Plus and this super-cool board skin:
isn't it sassy?
Well, I am not here today to sell you on the Wii Fit and accessories. Instead, I'm here today to confess something. On Wednesday this week I fit in a little Fit-time. I did some yoga, some strength and some kung-fu (hysterical), hula hooping, and rhythmic boxing. Sounds like a lot, but not really hard at all. Just fun. However (here's my confession) on Thursday I was sore. SORE! From the Wii Fit! That's pathetic!
Ah, but the pathetic continues. Today is my day off, so I had time to get it back out. I was having a great time...enjoying the activities I picked and lined up in a custom "workout". But then I realized that for Island Cycling--I had unlocked two advanced courses without realizing it. Island Cycling, you see, is just my speed. You sort-of-march on the board and steer yourself around a pretty course and find flags. You can't die. You can smack head-on into a tree and there is no penalty. Nothing shoots at you or is thrown at you. You don't have to delicately balance. It's easy.
here I am ready to go for a ride: (like my mii?)
I clicked on the advanced course--and set out on my "ride". And can I just say, right here in front of all of you, that this thing KICKED MY HINEY! There were 22 flags to find, and I found 21 fairly easily, but found myself riding around and around and up and down and over bridges and through tunnels in pursuit of the last flag. I started to acknowledge that I was getting a bit tired. (no...it's just the wii!) My achilles hurt (you are barefoot when you do the Fit). Where was the stinkin' flag?! ? I finally found it in what I personally would call a secret tunnel...and then I had to find my way back to the finish line. Only, there was no easy way back. I'd head the direction I though I needed to go, and I would fall off a cliff and have to start back at the flag. It took me FOR.EV.ER to figure out! And what is normally a race that I think would take 5 minutes--took me 7.4 miles and 25 minutes!! Seriously??
So feeling a bit foolish, I called my Fit-out done for today. I don't know yet if I will admit this to my kids. Not sure I want their sympathetic looks...
I think I'll stick with what I know for the rest of today. Blasting music and cleaning the house. Running errands. Pick the kids up at school. And I think we'll keep my Wii-Fit-Fail between you and me, bloggies. And I will have to think up a good story about any SORE that shows up tomorrow...I'll take suggestions.
Linking up with the Company Girls at Home Sanctuary for a little Friday hello and glimpse into my life today. Girls, if you'd like to read something with you know, meaning, I submit to you my pickle-post. Happy Friday, all!