Wii Fit/ Wii Sports

I hadn’t played/used either for a while and at the weekend I did quite a bit. Baseball is always my least favourite thing, because it hurts my arm – I don’t know why! I played a few games and managed to win some of them, but my arm is really sore today (and yesterday). If you’d have said to me that a video game could do that I wouldn’t have believed it. In Wii Sports I’ve reached the magical 1000 score line on many of the activities, but baseball remains at zero, despite playing and winning recently.

On Wii Fit, I’ve unlocked all but four boxes – three of them in the ‘muscle strength’ group and one in aerobics. Not quite sure what I haven’t done yet, or rather, what I need to do to unlock them, but I’m sure they soon be on my list. Favourite activities are beating everyone else’s scores on Step and Step Plus – but also at attaining ‘Yogamaster’ rating…on any of the yoga ‘games’. One of the big frustrations is the jogging…I cannot get a good score and I’m not sure why. Any ideas?

We played with a friend during the first week we bought the balance board and he has 106%. The highest I get is 60%…why? Last night I got 42%??? I’m fitter than him, I work out regularly and my BMI is slap in the middle of ‘healthy’…hmmm.

A helping hand?

A friend of mine has been really struggling lately to get to grip with her weight. She’s just had a mountain of things to worry about, and being the person she is, she’s forgotten to take care of herself. Like a lot of us, when others are in need, we neglect our own needs & wants, to the point that it’s a shock when crisis over, we feel under the weather or worse.

This particular friend is an amazing person and I hate to see when she’s not in top form. Yesterday, I asked her for help (bit of a cunning plan really). She responded immediately, saying of course she’ll help. The plan is simple, I told her (the truth) that I’d had a bad weekend and that I needed some support this week. She’s rallied round and we’ve challenged each other to get back on track and get sorted out.

I’m hoping it works.

For me, last night it involved an hour and a half on Wii Fit. I would have gone out cycling, but I’m a fair-weather cyclist and it was chucking it down. I don’t mean it was heavy rain, it was, but it was as though someone just left a tap running. The bark on next door’s garden got washed away, and (thankfully I live on a hill), but the roads in the bottom of the village suffered from flooding. It’s July! This time last year, I was out running every night after work!