Get One Of These If You Can!

We just bought a Wii and a Wii Fit (it was our one big splurge after selling the rental building I told you about). I'll tell ya...it's changed my life! Well, okay, that might be a little dramatic.

But I went from talking about exercise and it's benefits (not to mention the ever expanding size of my rear)...to actually doing exercise about 5 times a week. I'm boxing. I'm running. I'm doing yoga and strength exercises. I'm improving my balance, my posture...and yes, my weight.

And it's actually FUN. Most days, I stop the sweating and heavy breathing after 45 minutes or so only because mommyhood demands my attention, not because I'm exhausted or bored. It's revolutionary, I'm telling you!

The hardest and most painful part of the Wii Fit was actually finding one for sale! The buggers were selling out withing half an hour of being put on the shelves, and I had a heck of a time getting there in time.

Give it a try! And when you do, let me know how you do on the Super Hula, okay? I rock at the Super Hula!! (if you can push past the exploding heart and burning thighs, it's lots of competitive fun) :)

Miki  – (8/06/2008 03:31:00 PM)  

OOOOH, we have a Wii, but I was pessimistic of the Wii fit. Is it really that fun? Are there any down sides to it that you can think of? I'm so wondering if it's worth the purchase?

Becky  – (8/06/2008 03:34:00 PM)  

Can your backyard friend come down and play with you after I have the baby? I CAN'T WAIT to get back in shape again.

bristowmom  – (8/07/2008 06:13:00 AM)  

Okay, this is my first time commenting on your blog and it is going to be negative, and I apologize for that. It is not that I wouldn't ever say positive things, I am just new to your blog and I feel like I can't pass on this. I am including a link to something about yoga: http://www.allaboutspirituality.org/history-of-yoga.htm
I was a bit shocked when you included yoga as one of the things you are doing with your Wii Fit. I think lots of Christians don't know that yoga is really a part of eastern religion. It has been whitewashed as just another form of exercise but really it is not. I see that your topic of the week is Satan, so maybe this fits in - Satan wants Christians to believe yoga is just harmless exercise but it is not. Please read the link - it explains it far better than I could.

Your blog, by the way is WONDERFUL. It makes me laugh and cry and think and wish I was there!

In Christ's love,
Laura

Anonymous –   – (8/07/2008 08:30:00 AM)  

Christmas and Easter were both originally Pagan festivals. We are free of all that garbage in Christ, though. Doing yoga, celebrating Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day and even Halloween can be done with a Christ focus as long as your heart is in the right place.
-Big Daddy

Daiquiri  – (8/07/2008 08:58:00 AM)  

Hi Laura,

First I should say that I really appreciate you reading my blog and your comment today (and you as a friend!). As sisters in Christ, it is our responsibility to each other to set each other straight when we believe the other might be on a dangerous path. I know your comment is one out of love, and I welcome it :)

To be honest, when I first saw yoga as one of the categories on the Wii, my thought was something like "uh-oh, this thing might be going back to the store". I know that, for many people, yoga is not just exercise.

But I was pleasantly surprised by the yoga on the Wii. There's no meditation, chanting, or even discussion about anything remotely spiritual. It's strictly "put your leg here, your arm here, stretch, and breathe".

I feel that I can participate in that type of activity with a clear conscience.

Again, thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment.

Daiquiri :)

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