My Wii Fit Age!

January 19, 2010 stephhwilliams 1 Comments

I got a Wii Fit for my birthday back in October.  My 35th birthday.  I was pretty gung-ho about using it to get in shape again.  What is it they say about best laid plans? 
One of the really cool (read with sarcastic tone) features of the Wii Fit is that it calculates your fitness age, based on your actual age, weight, etc. and how well you perform certain tests on, for instance, balancing or center of gravity.  So basically if you can’t stand on one foot you’re screwed.  So I get on this thing, ready for a workout, and learn that my Wii Fit age is 45!  Now, I’m guessing this is supposed to be some sort of motivational tool, but to be honest it just sort of irks me.  In the handful of times I’ve “worked out” on it since (yet another really cool – eh em, see above –  feature is that it tells you how consistent or lazy you’ve been with your work outs), my Wii Fit age has randomly decreased to a number I can’t remember (except that it still was no where near my actual age) and increased to a number I’ll never forget (and no I’m not telling).
So of course I made one of those traditional New Year’s resolutions to get in shape and here we are mere weeks into the year and I’ve conceded defeat. Hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? Oh wait, that’s gifts. Huh, what was the thought that counts when I got that birthday present?  When I catch my breath from all this typing, somebody’s going to be in trouble.

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