So for Christmas, Santa Claus got me a Wii. (I have a strong suspicion, though, that Francine helped him with picking it out) It has been fun for the whole family to play.
Last week, we purchased the Wii Fit Plus software plus balance board, which comes with a whole slew of fun new activities and games which allow you to measure your weight/BMI, set a workout schedule and track progress towards certain goals.
The Wii Fit is fun and certainly creates a whole new element of motivation -- one of which is the fact that, when you set up a profile, you can pull in your Mii (Nintendo's verson of your own personal digital avatar). Once your Mii is puled in, you answer some basic questions about your height and age, then step onto the balance board and it calculates your weight and BMI.
Of course, your Mii then changes it's breadth to match if you're underweight or overweight.
Here's my plump little guy . . .
Sigh . . . talk about motivation to lose about 20 pounds.
Well, the weight thing might not be flattering, but you have to admit, that wonderful full head of hair on the Mark Mii looks pretty darned good. (Fortunately, there's no way for the system to measure the shine of light off my forehead or the bald spot in back -- whew!)