Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Those of you who know me know that I don't do exercise. I hate it - always have. The PE teacher at school knew that I was a lost cause and often used to let me sit out, sit inside or generally do anything except attempt (and always fail) to hit the tennis ball, get the netball in the net, climb the ropes etc etc. I just hated it! I even joined the Red Cross just so I could get out of Sports Day and man the First Aid post instead!

I once went on some lessons to learn golf - 10 lessons of 2 hours each. And at the end, I still couldn't hit the ball. Never saw the point of golf anyway - why hit a tiny ball with a thin stick, walk miles to find it and then hit the darn thing again?

No, me and exercise just don't hit it off!

But then we got one of these. A Wii Fit . And you know what? It's fantastic!

I must point out that those beautiful legs are not mine! I wish!

This is my eldest skiing on it. I'm not too good at skiing, but love the jogging, hula-hooping and steps exercises. I'm apparently a 'Yoga Master' too and am now able to touch my toes for the first time in years!

It weighs you every day and tells you how much you need to lose (or gain - ha, ha, ha) according to what you tell it. I said I wanted to lose 2lb in 2 weeks, thinking that was quite achievable. I have exercised on it every day for an hour, cut right down on the chocolate and biscuits and eaten loads of fruit.

And you know what? I've put on 2 lb.

Bugger this exercise lark, I'm going to eat what I want and revert to being a couch potato from now on!


Marie said...

I'm officially jealous!! I've been trying desperately to get a Wii Fit and everywhere around here is sold out until the end of June! I can't wait to get one though.


Merry Mog said...

Love it!

Lesley said...

It's muscle darling!!

I'm an ex-Weight Watchers' leader so I should know!

You are gaining an athletes physique so stick with it....says me while drinking wine and munching crisps while exercising my typing fingers on the pooter......

If it's any consolation my Minx told me this morning that she likes me having a big bum as I can do the 'I like big butts' dance really well :)


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I knew exercise was bad for you!!!

picperfic said...

do you think you will use the wii fit regularly? I am sorely tempted to get one and as someone that normally hates exercise also, I would appreciate your opinion. Can you knit and do the hoola hoop at the same time?

BigCat said...

You almost had me out the door and off to the shops to purchase one till your last sentences. I can't stand it when you finally drag yourself out to exercise only to put on weight. It's just not right. Even if it is just muscle - still not right.