Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day 5

Sorry, I didn't even play the game on Saturday, I ended up falling asleep on the couch. I think the game should only count a day if you actually play it.

I took the balance test, and did really well, and ended up with a Wii Fit Age of 18, which is my actual age. It made me happy because I could never achieve my own age on Brain Age no matter how I tried. I guess I'm just getting really better at the whole balance thing. The game also said I lost .2 pounds. My goal is to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks, so hopefully I can achieve it.

I unlocked the Super Hula Hoop option under the Aerobics. I'm getting much better, I keep achieving scores over 200 points, and on Super mode I did better swinging my body to the left instead of the right. It's odd considering I thought I was always stronger on my left side.

Then I went for a run and my Mii fell face first into the dirt and basically did a somersault when I went to fast. However that just tires my feet out too much, maybe I should've slipped my shoes on before I did it. All you do is put the Wii remote in your pocket or hold it in your hand and basically jog in place. It's very uncomfortable to do it without shoes on, so I recommend shoes to be worn when you do that exercise. I did get a good laugh out of my Mii falling face first though.

I also did more regular Step Aerobics. I don't understand, like when the foot area is like a light pink color, am I supposed to have my foot on the board. I swear I do but for some reason I don't think the board is registering that my foot is on it. Maybe I just have bad rhythm? I don't know, but I would love to achieve a perfect score on it, and so far I'm doing okay, but not that great.

Then I decided to do the Yoga Tree Pose. It was surprisingly much easier this time, and I did much better than I have in the past. Before I kept trembling so much, but I think that's because my body was tired. I don't know, before I even played the game I took my dog Harley for a walk. Maybe I just do bad when I'm tired I guess?

Next I did a Strength training exercise. Basically I had to stand on one foot, and bring my knee upward toward my stomach and also bring in the arm opposite of the leg in, all while balancing. Lets just say I didn't do too well. I kept losing my balance and my foot touched the floor. I swear I think it's because of the clothes I wear. I need to wear like lose fitting clothes if I want to do any better at these exercises.

The Half-Moon yoga pose is getting easier for me to do. I'm able to bend a bit further as well as keep my balance without fidgeting too much. I think I like that one the most because it helps stretch my body when it might be tensed up.

I unlocked a new Balance game, the one where you have to lean left or right to make your Penguin dressed Mii catch and eat the fish. I seriously need to work on my speed on these games, and also my reaction time is pretty bad. It reminded me the first time I played the soccer game; I ended up missing just about every soccer ball that one time. It's a nice little distraction but not my favorite game.

Then after that I finally unlocked Rhythm boxing which is one of the games I was really interested in. I didn't understand what I was supposed to do at first, but then I figured it out, it's kind of similar to a game of simon-says. You watch the guy do the movement first, then you repeat the action along with him. I can see this becoming quite fun later on when I get better at my reaction time speed. It seemed pretty fun to play even though I performed kind of crummy at it.

Finally, I did the Soccer balance game. However, unlike the other day where I achieved 80 something points, I did crappy again like when I played it the first time ever. I don't know what it is with me, I guess my reaction time for physical movements is pretty slow. However, one time in real life a few years ago, a soccer ball was flying at my head and I reached up my hand so fast that I blocked the ball away from hitting me. Who knows why I'm so slow, maybe it's because I sat on my butt for almost two years?

Anyway, all I can say is that I really do enjoy Wii Fit and glad it gives me much needed exercise I normally wouldn't consider doing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to workout but doesn't want to invest in going to a gym or just for you to have fun and get exercise at the same time. I have definitely changed my opinion on Wii Fit. A few months ago I was bashing it and saying that it would be crappy, but now I happen to think it's a wonderful experience that everyone should give a try. Good luck to all of you out there who want Wii Fit who can't find it, but I have a feeling that supplies will keep being sent out frequently unlike the actual Wii systems themselves!

1 comment:

Raoul said...

jI am right with you on running. I've only got about an hour and half into the game so far. However, I did the 3 minute run barefoot and almost couldn't walk the next day!

I haven't unlocked rythm boxing or snowboard yet, really want to try those.

Yoga and pushup/plank have kicked my ass as well.

I must say, I'm loving the game. Prior to this, my only workout has been my weekly tennis match. This should help immensely.

None-the-less, lovin' the blog. Keep it up.