Really, I figured the kids would use it way more than I would, but I am so hooked on the Wii Fit that I have a hard time stepping away from it. I have a hard time telling the kids we have to stop for dinner. I have a hard time telling the kids we have to stop for bed. Really, Wii Fit is so much fun! And not only are we having tons of fun...my body hurts the next day. I mean really hurts, like I just spent the day at the gym...because there have been times we have played on the Wii Fit almost all day.
For all of the Heart Mamas out there, I know you understand what I mean when I say that we have been living in the CHD Bubble. No large gatherings of germy children...than means no library, no YMCA, no Discovery Museum, no playground or activity center at the mall. Nothing, we go nowhere. Wee Nut had his second surgery in October 2008 and we were in the Bubble for 8 months post op. We had a few glorious outings before we were told to go back into the Bubble because of H1N1. Even though we are on the high priority list, my kids have only had the first H1N1 shot. She Nut has her 6 month check up this week, so hopefully we will know better if they will be getting the second shot soon, but for now, still in the Bubble. And that is why I love the Wii Fit so much!!
I think that the Wii Fit is perfect for many different types of families, but for children with special needs, I think it is just the bee's knee's! And while I understand the need for socializing with children, I think it is a great tool for homeschoolers as well. We used to have the kids enrolled in swimming lessons, martial arts, tball, soccer, basketball, you name it. If the Y offered it, my kids took it. And I got to work out too while we were there. We had such a great time, we were all in great shape and as a family we all made wonderful friends. Granted, most of the friends we made were our "Y" friends because they came from all over town and not all of the kids when to my kids school. Now that we live in the Bubble, all of that is gone. And honestly, with this economy and the way our finances have been going for the last 6 months, there is no way we could afford all of that any more anyways. So the Wii Fit is our new way to work out as a family.
So I got to thinking, I know I am not the only one out there who has a Wii Fit. And I have also been reading how many of you have been doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. You are all doing so great with the Shred! Congrats on sticking with it. Now that I have gotten to know my Wii Fit and how it works, I am setting up goals and getting back into a regular workout schedule. I am looking for anyone who has the Wii Fit and wants to get serious about setting goals and sticking with them.
I am still in the beginning stages of getting a weekly check in and blog hop going, but if you want to join in let me know. I still haven't gotten a chance to do all of the workouts on the Wii Fit yet, so I am not sure if I am going to set up certain goals to work on as a group, or if we will just work together to support each other. I also can't decide if this will be set up for monthly goals, every 3 months or longer like 6 or 12 months, or if we will just go from week to week and report in.
Who is in? Any suggestions?