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Wii Fit

Tell me about your experiences.

We have one at the house and I used it yesterday, made my little Mii, and then danced around doing yoga and electronically hula-hooping.

My abs, they hurt today. I guess it's from all the hula-hooping.

What do you guys think about it? We also have a Biggest Loser 'game' that scares me a little, just from looking at the box.

Talk to me, people.

Do you find yourself using it regularly? Does it help you set realistic goals? Or do you tuck the balance board away and let it gather dust after a few days of yoga? Do you use it as your only exercise routine, or do you have other things that you do?

BTW, push-ups combined with planks bite the big one, as I have no upper body strength.


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Nov. 16th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
I didn't like it at all and use it every blue moon. I'd rather go out and walk or even just do situps or a workout video. I know several people with the Wii fit, not one of them has gotten any results from it. :( So my opinion, for what its worth, is that its a waste of money.
Nov. 16th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't have to pay for it, since the roommates already had it, so that's a plus.

The workout videos that I have done I haven't really liked because I don't feel like everything was explained properly, and I at least feel like this takes the time to show you what to do before you do it. It might be simple instructions, but at least it's something, you know?
Nov. 16th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
I actually like the wii fit. I walk every day in addition to using it. (It's not mine but my sisters. I watch her kids and use it at her house. Since I'm there every day as she works full time and often the situation with the kids means often I can't leave the house to go for a walk during the day so I use this.)

The yoga is excellent if used daily. I have found it tones and improves my postrue which was terrible and builds flexibility and muscle strength and balance. My friend who is a serious yoga person and does it with a trainer was impressed with how it teaches you. She's done Yoga on it and loved the feedback.

The strength exercises are also helpful. I do those every day and like the direction. I'm very uncorordinated an need direction from others to do exercises correctly. I can't afford any kind of fitness coach. (I'm so unco-ordinated I can't do the hula hoops.)

I do the jogging. I have worked my way up to forty minutes a day. Two 12 minute sessions and a twenty minute one back tro back. Would running outside be better? I'm sure it would but this is better than not running at all. I don't run as a rule and often can't get outside before dark to do it.

I live in Washington State. IN the winter it gets dark by three and rains every day.

I skip the balance exercises and the games, because I'm terrible at them. I've lost weight recently but not a lot, I couldn't know if that is the wii, my diet or the days I can get out and hike.

It also weighs me and calculates my BMI. It gives feedback over it and helps set goals with a judge. The comments from the fake coaches don't bother me as I don't care what a machine says. Would I feel the same if I had to pay for the thing myself? I have no idea. How would I feel if I had other opportunities to exercise? Don't know. I like it and it helps me now in the circumstances I'm in.
Nov. 16th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
The comments from the fake coaches don't bother me as I don't care what a machine says.

I dunno why but I found this line so funny, I can't stop laughing at it. Its so true tho.

Maybe I will give Wii fit another go. You make it sound better than I did ;) Maybe living in GA where its beautiful almost all year round makes me not want to use it. But I shall try it again! Thank you :)
Nov. 16th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)

*hugs you*
Nov. 16th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
"Maybe living in GA where its beautiful almost all year round makes me not want to use it. But I shall try it again! Thank you :)"

I bet my attitude might be different if I wasn't often trapped in the house.
Between the early darkness, the kids and the rain I have had a really hard time being able to exercise outside. A do it in the morning while the kids are at school, but the youngest comes home around noon and the rain has been horrible lately. Plus I've had kids home from school sick, and school days off so I've had to miss days in a row for that. Sometimes I walk in the rain, but often it's so heavy and muddy that just isn't possible. Today I have to babysit my sister's contracter while he doesn work in the house. My sister asked me not to leave while he was here. So that means no walking till way after dark.

So I'll use the wii fit jogging and exercise.

The posture improvement has been a big thing. I've actually had people walk up to me at church and compliment me about how "I'm carrying myself lately." That can only be the Yoga. I think that would be worth doing even if I had access to a lot of outside exercise.

I must have been asleep when I made that post; there are so many errors in it.
Nov. 16th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wasn't really very good at the hula-hoops either. I mean, I could do the one hoop, and then the first time I did it I caught the second hoop by accident, then my Mii got hit in the head by all the rest of them. :D And let's not even talk about the soccer ball game... *ugh*

Good for you on the jogging. I tried it and felt like it was too easy to cheat. I felt like I could just swing my arms and if I held the strap in my hands it would count it.

I can't afford any type of trainer either, so I think I'll use this for a while in addition to my dance classes to see how it goes!

Thanks for all of your feedback!
Nov. 16th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Don't ask me about the Soccer balls either. It was a massacre. You could cheat on a lot of these if you wanted to. The kids do as a joke. But I'm only doing it for me so I won't. I don't value praise from a machine that highly.
Nov. 17th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
I love my WiiFit! I know it has helped me lose what is now up to 27 lbs. since January. My favorite aerobic exercises are the hula hoop, the free step, and the island run. As for the strength exercises, I don't do many of them, or the yoga exercises, but I keep telling myself I need to as I get smaller.

A couple of weeks ago, we got Jillian Michaels's 2010 Ultimate Challenge, and it has some total kick-ass strength exercises, so I'm now going between it, the WiiFit, and the basic Sports (baseball mainly).
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