Driving home from work tonight I had my recent blog posts in mind and was debating back and forth between whether or not I would use my Wii Fit tonight. I knew I should. I know that it is important to get exercise every day. I know that it’s on the days that you least want to exercise that you probably need to do it the most. I also know that you need rest days along the way.
For a moment I imagined myself as the Personal Trainer I hope to be one day, and what I might say to my clients when they decide they don’t really “feel like” doing the work.
WARNING: Now entering the TMI portion of the evening!
So I was sitting on the toilet for my post work poo, reading my Twitter feed on my iPhone and thinking about ordering pizza for dinner, when it suddenly dawned on me that I needed to take a shower. I had taken one last night after using my Wii Fit and I did not take one this morning because I was short on time and knew I’d taken one last night. Realizing I needed to take a shower I took off my clothes while I continued reviewing my twitter friends tweets.
Suddenly, the thought crossed my mind, “I really should at least do the Body Test. If I don’t do the Body Test that annoying little animated balance board, with her “oh!” when I step on, will gripe at me and judge me the next time I do use it. I should go ahead and do that part and keep her happy.” And then for the briefest of moments I thought, “If I’m going to go to all that trouble, I might as well just do some of the exercises.” And then, almost immediately, “Nah. I’m tired and hungry. I’ll just do the body test, order the pizza and take my shower.”
So I finished… what I was doing and I made my way to the living room where I pulled the Wii Fit Balance Board out from under the TV stand and initiated the process to do the body test; turned on the TV, changed the input source to where the Wii was plugged in, turned on the Wii, turned on the balance board, etc., etc. etc.
I did the body test, and the results were slightly higher in Weight and BMI (and Wii Fit Age) than they were the last two days. I was disappointed, of course. And then I thought, “Well, I’ve already got the thing set up. I guess I could just do a half hour of Aerobic exercises to burn some calories… I guess I could cook a piece of Salmon instead of ordering pizza…”
I ended up doing 46 minutes on the Wii Fit. So, I got snookered twice. Not only did I use the Wii Fit to exercise, when what I really wanted was to sit down and vegetate, but I used it for 16 minutes longer than I intended to and ate a freakin’ healthy dinner.
So, you know, thanks Wii Fit! I owe you one!