Thursday, February 21, 2008

Holy Shizit!

I just had the BEST workout of my life. It was bad ass. And you're SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO going to laugh at me when I tell you what I did. I was playing a video game. Not just any video game. I was boxing on my new Wii. My arms were punching at my opponent. This thing is so bad ass. In addition to boxing, I played tennis, golf, and baseball. By far, my favorite is boxing. It was pretty realistic, minus getting punched in the face! I am so excited to have this Wii. It really takes video gaming to the next level with the interaction. I'm not sure if all video games on the Wii has physical interaction or if some are like all others where the only thing required is to have your bum planted firmly on the couch. I read today that Wii Fit is coming out in May and there will be things associated with it like Yoga. How cool is that? Getting in shape to a video game! I'm also stoked about getting Lego Star Wars because I heard you move the remote around for your light saber. That's SOOOOOOOOOOO cool! Now you might think I am insane. Let me tell you, for the most part I hate video games. I really haven't played these things since the days of Mario Brothers, like 18 years ago. I did play Halo on X Box and X Box 360, but I was by far from an avid player. I really think I can get hooked on this Wii though. And it's not because the games are interesting. It's because I was working my butt off trying to knock my opponent out...which btw, I got THREE knock outs!!! May arms are seriously burning from this! Laugh laugh laugh all you want. I think everyone should get one of these things.


KatieFeldmom said...

The boxing one is crazy hard!!! I'm always out of breath after a 'match'.

My hubby played the Star Wars Lego one. He liked it.

I'm like you when it comes to video games though -- my favorite, and the only one I was really good at was the original Mario. And guess what? You can buy it for the Wii.

Kelly O said...

Girl, I've heard great things about the wii and if you love it, work it!!!

Haley said...

Oh man, I have GOT to get a Wii! It sounds like so much fun, and there's no driving to the gym necessary!

Sherry/Shay said...

I'll have to look in to getting the original Mario. I really loved it. Of course I was about 10 when I was playing it and I've noticed that things really aren't as great as they seemed, but I would get a kick out of it anyway.

I couldn't even golf on Saturday because my arms were so sore! I was feeling better today until I cranked out 190 pushups. No boxing for me tonight!

Sherry/Shay said...


I absulutely love this thing! I don't think you should run out and buy one, but if you get the change to play on it, you would love it!

Sherry/Shay said...


I don't know if I would give up the gym for this, but I did read that you can burn 121 calories for 15 minutes of boxing on the Wii. Who needs a treadmill??