Unfortunately I didn’t hit my goal of 2000 on the Hula Hoops (hear that Jenn? Didja get there yet? *grin!*) I seem stuck at 1993…but hey, there’s always next week…and if Jenn hasn’t beaten me there yet, I still have hope! (evil grin!) I’m really excited to find out what EA Sports has up their sleeves – in case you missed it, one of our fearless leaders, Julie, has been invited to a retreat hosted by EA Sports Active and Oprah’s very own Bob Greene and is getting to try out a new game they have coming in the future…and it’s apparently supposed to be a sweet addition to the WiiFit workout-wise. I’m still shopping around for Nintendo’s Outdoor Challenge game that so many people have been raving about. Hopefully I’ll be able to get one of those soon, because it sounds pretty radical, too! 🙂
Meanwhile, I did get to try out the WiiSki that I got in the mail last week – one thing I didn’t do was read the instructions before plugging it in. 20 minutes of ‘ski school’ to learn the controls and tricks, and I kept thinking to myself that it was kind of lame because if I was only going to be using the controllers and not the balance board, where’s the ‘workout’ in that? Well, except your arms… 🙂 So of course the Princess Nagger being the smart alec she is, was looking through the booklet and said “It’s compatible with the WiiFit Balance Board, Mama, why don’t you have the balance board turned on?” So I had to actually read the instructions and see how to connect the balance board to the game…
Once I did that, I discovered when I tried to do some of the races – like the mogul race in particular, most of my training at the ski school was for naught, because I didn’t do the ‘training’ with the balance board. But I still had fun exploring, skiing down the slopes, talking to various characters and trying to do the scavenger hunt they have that is supposed to help get you acquainted with the various slopes. Using the balance board I did feel some of the workout on my thigh muscles, but there’s no comparison to the aerobic games on the WiiFit itself. It is, however, a nice addition and extra fun thing to do with the WiiFit balance board. After 2 hours of goofing off just on that, I still have a ton of things to try and a ton of things to unlock.
In other news…(grin!) I was able to dodge a lot more of those pesky soccer spiked shoes and enormous bear heads in the soccer ball challenge, so that was a good thing. I didn’t feel quite as klutzy as normal! (grin!) And I’m missing a lot less steps in the step aerobics, so I’m getting lots of compliments from my trainer – that eased the pain of getting ragged on for not being on the WiiFit for a week! (snicker!) I did, however, continue to avoid Yoga, but I suppose I should face up to it and see how many of those poses I can really knock out…in spite of the sloped floors. (grin!) Oh, and I’m getting a lot more coordinated on the boxing, too – my hand-foot coordination is shaping up nicely, so my scores are improving greatly! 😉
Until next week – have fun on your WiiFit workouts and don’t forget to sign Mr. Linky with your weekly WiiFit adventure posts! 🙂