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The Autobiography of Russell
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Wii Fit
Yesterday I hung out with a co-worker, his wife, and a couple of their friends. I watched them play some of the various Wii Fit games. Although I didn't play any myself the variety looked rather interesting. I ended up leaving near the end of Mario Party so I left all my stuff there for them to continue playing with.

This morning I went to Fry's and bought a Wii Fit, protective cover, two packs of 8 rechargeable AA batteries, recharger, and another Wii Mote & Nunchuck. I then played it for well over an hour and a half (55+ minutes of active play time so far). My muscles want to kill me now. Regardless I'll probably play it some more on the new games I've already unlocked. I'm looking forward to when I can play the Zen game, heh.

PS: Yes, I hit 150 pounds. While the game says I have a normal BMI (under 22 actually), I still see a gut and I'm pretty far from a six pack now. 150 means it's time to start working on that.

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starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: September 23rd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let me know how you like it. I've been thinking of getting one (as a, you know, alternative to hours and hours of warhammer) but am not convinced it would actually do anything besides salve a niggling desire to "be healthier" that many people seem to have.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: September 26th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Multiple muscle groups ached all day Monday. Tuesday they started feeling better so I did some more Yoga and strength exercises. I skipped Wednesday and just did some more tonight. My thighs are burning and my shoulders are feeling a bit of a work out. I'd have to say it gives some decent incentive to exercise (especially since I know my co-worker and his wife are doing it too and I have some catching up to do).

I've noticed that while it will instruct you on how to do the exercises and many of them provide some accurate feedback on doing them right, you still have to keep in mind to go all the way when stretching or exercising to get a really good workout. On at least one or two I've encountered so far that also means ignoring the speed they're going just to get a full movement in.

It's obviously not the same thing as going to a gym to use the equipment for an hour or two, but I'd say it's a good exercise plan for those of us who aren't active at work but don't want to get so buff that their muscles have muscles (... what?).
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