Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Apocalypse Now

I have now exercised... drum roll please... eight days in a row! (That crashing noise you hear is the the angel choir skidding into place at the last moment, not having expected their services to actually be needed).

So as you can see, thus far the Wii Fit has been a smashing success. It appeals to my addictive personality in that it is, at its core, a video game, and is thus able to trick me into doing an exercise "one more time" to better my score. And then, lo and behold, I've worked out for 45 minutes without even realizing it! Who knew that was even possible?

I was correct in surmising that the Wii would think me an unbalanced old woman, but I am getting better. And I can hoola-hoop with the best of them, though only to the right - my brain apparently does not work trying to hoola-hoop to the left. Most of the balance games leave my Mii kneeling on the ground in embarrassed anguish, but I'll just blame my lack of balance on an unfortunate genetic gift from my father - flatter than flat feet.

Considering that up to this point the only exercise I engaged in on a regular basis was lifting brownies to my mouth, eight consecutive work-outs is a vast improvement. And while the Wii is just a machine, it knows if I exercised or not, so it's enough accountability to get even my sorry behind off the couch. Plus, I don't want to spoil my perfect record! I'm even, dare I say, excited to get out my Wii during Michael's nap time.

So I guess this means you had better start preparing for the end of the world. My exercising on a regular basis is definitely a sign of impending apocalypse.

9 comments:

MyDonkey Five said...

Go Bonnie! That is awesome! I'd say treat yourself to something yummy, but that would defeat the purpose. Maybe a new shirt?

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

Wow, maybe I should get me one of those, I sure need some motivation. You go Girl! Keep up the good work.

mathmom said...

This is most excellent. Way to go! You should bring your Mii out here, or send it to us, so that you can have it here when you use the Wii when you are visiting. How very convenient that all of us out here now own a Wii as well.

Rizley Family said...

Good job, Bonnie!!! Maybe I should get one. I haven't exercised for 5 years. I do not lie. Oh man, that sounds awful!

Amy said...

Oh, I'm jealous! I want one of those!

Sara said...

Have I mentioned how much I love you lately? (and how did I not know that you have flat feet? I thought I was the only poor schmuck to be cursed with those genes!)

:) The Wii sounds awesome. Especially since my exercise routine has gone the way of sleep and sanity lately. *sigh*

overlyactive said...

That is awesome! I am now really thinking a Wii Fit would be a great b-day gift to myself. =) I hear they can't even keep them in the stores because they are selling out all the time.

Kelly and Kimberly said...

Way to go Bonnie. The Wii Fit sounds awesome.

Megan B said...

I read this when you first posted and it is still making me laugh out loud. I think I need a Wii fit. So that I can fit my mii into something a little more stylish than sweats and maternity pajama bottoms.