My Wii Fit age as of 27 of March 2009: 54 years old. Whaaaaaat?
I’m engaging myself to Wii Fit since Friday. I never thought this is much fun, insulting (because of the Wii age) and helpful. It’s like going to the gym. Try to read the screenshots. Sweet reminders.
Being fit is a never ending challenge. Especially in my case. I love to eat unhealthy food. But I honestly try to do my best to improve my eating habits, combat my huge love for chocolates in particular. I’ve tried going to the gym only in 2007. That time I knew my diet sabotage will not work just in time. So I had to enroll. I was trying to trim down for two weddings happening at the same month. Our team outing in Boracay was another reason. (Hey, friends! Anyone getting married? Feed me some motivation. Haha.)
(You can create and select your Mii/profile)
Going to the gym is fun. It makes you feel good, develop acquaintances and friendships and nurture self-discipline. My main issue though was the work schedule that time. Literally, we were working like 24/7 during busy (tax) season. To cut the long story, I achieved my desired frame before the wedding. Thanks to my trainer. She made me very determined. She used to reward me a small pack of M & M after an effective work out done each day. She noticed the sweet talks didn’t motivate me much, but tangible sweets did.
(Greetings from Wii Fit. Showering me the ‘gym feeling’)
When the motivation doesn’t come from within, mostly likely the fitness program will only work for a short run. I’m a perfect example. I would use occasions as delaying tactics. Also, I would always think I’m still young, anyway. I feel invincible. I used to take pride on being so functional despite the lack of sleep (without taking vitamins or coffee, but chocolates as picker-upper).
When I went overseas for work, that’s when my biological state became glaring. Since I’m getting more sleep since last year, my malpractices (i.e. lack of exercise, too much cholesterol, etc.) are starting to punish me. I’m now beginning to feel the trade offs. This should get me motivated. I’m beginning to be. And that scares me. It’s either I continue with my comfort zone or work hard to live longer. Aah. I remember those 20s looking yogamates at the gym. They already have grandchildren, but they seem to be glowing and getting younger. I admire their discipline.
During my first day with Wii Fit, I was required to provide specifics like weight, height, etc. aside from basic tests to assess my body mass index (BMI). Just like in the real gym, minus the push ups though.
Wohooo, I’m overweight! I’m not surprised. My appetite skyrocketed when I came here. The weather and homesickness have something to do with this. Haha. Excuses again. Partially true, maybe.
Most of the activities in Wii Fit would require you to use the balance board. During the first session, I was tasked to have the Center of Gravity test. Incidentally, I’m a big failure (again). No more excuses this time. Sometimes, we already know our flaws. But we always try to defer the improvement.
After selecting my Wii Fit trainer, I was asked to set a number of goals. Like aiming to get close to the ideal BMI of 22. As much as I want to share the screenshot of the goals I set, I chickened. Let’s just say that my ‘trainor’ and I would try to hit 0.4 kilos decrease in weight for every two weeks. The goals are adjustable though. This must be a realistic effort.
For almost a week now, at 4:30 AM I do meet my trainer. I would always start with aerobics. Doing steps to warm up, jogging (I’m always the last to finish!) and hulahoop for full sweating. I’m telling you, this is super fun. I just hope I would sustain the momentum. You know, ningas cogon.
I had screaming muscle pains on the first two days. Just the normal feeling after the real gym kick off. I remember I was complaining to my trainer in the Philippines during the first week and she would just laugh. With my Wii Fit trainer, I would instead get occasional encouraging remarks whenever I’d make improvements and challenging ones whenever I seem to be lacking the fire. From being a “yoga starter”, for some poses I now receive the “yoga trainer” assessment.
And yes, as per my latest Wii Age test I’m now 33. Getting closer to reality. Being healthy is a never ending challenge. Not just being physically fit, but being healthy in other aspects of life should always be a work in progress.
I hope you’re working on being healthy, too. 🙂
0 thoughts on “When 54 screamed at me”
Wits, WII is super fun noh, i love playing tennis, baseball and bowling, i also love doing the steps. maybe i should try to jog more often.
Keep up your daily appointment with WII.
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hmmm.. i think i’ll buy me one of that. with it, at least i can do some exercises (and be fit) without having to go to the gym. 🙂
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This is the first time I’m seeing Wii Fit in action. Thanks for documenting it. Looks like I might just get one too, is it expensive?
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ugh, i hate working out. i do love to walk, so i’m glad i walk to and fro the metro everyday. i do pack my food to work, so that i don’t get tempted to eat junk food. plus, it saves me money =). although my weight has been the same, i’m thinking i need to do more.
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wow wits…that looks fun, hay sana I have the money to buy that, were saving for a something kasi. So for the meantime, enjoy ko na lang muna ang maging git through badminton 🙂
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ang galing naman nyan! para kang may trainer sa bahay! gusto ko nyan! 🙂
i’m wondering ano kaya wii gae ko…baka 70! he! he!
wow! galing naman nyan ah.really looks fun. but it reminds me to take exercise na eh. although pumapayat na rin ako pero hindi ko pa rin naaachieve ang desired weight ko.
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ang cool… nakakatempt bumili …lol
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Uh-oh, 54! But hey, at least you’re far more superior and intelligent that the rest of us! LOL
Now I want to have a Wii but I’m more of a ‘pretty serious gamer’ than a casual one. A lot of games on the Wii are more for family and the kids.
I step on the weighing scale every morning. It’s also hard to gain weight but it’s easier as you’re only going to take loads of food compared to dieting. It is harder to get rid of the fat. I’m only at 87 pounds this morning, I really hope I get to 95 by April 20, start of my classes!
I do some stretching and sit-ups at mornings!
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whoa! mega interesting jo! i’ve always wanted a wii fit, but here its all in japanese. sayang! have fun with it! ako rin, ever since graduating from uni, i haven’t had much exercise. wahahaha!
i. want. one.
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wahahaha..natawa ako bigla…parang naging interested ako dito ah…me aerobics
Haay, I’m so guilty! I have a sedentary lifestyle, and the only exercised part of my body is my jaw! I’d like to have that Wii thingy to help me out. I took a test to see my real age versus the state of my body, and the result was that my body is that of a 27.7 year-old-woman, when I’m only 23. I am so lazy when it comes to exercising, I am so not flexible, and I hate sports. Yay me.
Good luck on your regimen. Keep it up!
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hitting two birds with one stone: having fun while engaging on physical activities. me too i’m so tamad with exercise. my excuse? baka maging buto-buto na lang ako after. lol. i know that even with my built, i still should exercise to keep me fit. goodluck jo! i hope you’ll reach your age soon, or maybe younger?
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hahaha… i never tried this yet. but it seems that it’s taking stage in the wii fever.
oh wow 54 LOL this is very interesting! i think i want to try it but i’m scared to know my age because i am the princes of unhealthy habits! my man nags me to death about it but i can’t help it!
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i want a wii! 🙂 ang galing naman. going to the gym is also fun, but hey, why go there and kill your self, if you have an awesome gadget like this. 🙂
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I’ve been thinking of getting a Wii for the same reason — fitness KUNO. But I’m sure I’d have to fight for the chance to use it…with my kids! The next time I transit in Dubai Airport, I just might buy one 😉
waaaah i wanna buy wii too kaso ang mahal pa nya huhu.. btw parang ang mahal diyan ng wii fit. the last time i checked wii fit here was P5k sya tapos the nintendo wii itself was P15k. so total is P20k. diyan, how much total? pag mas mura jan naku baka matempt ako mag ipon at magapabili hehe 😉
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medyo nalito ako ng konte..he he he…exercise talaga ang kailangan din ng ating katawan…
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That’s amazing. what a great exercise tool. I wonder if it will double my age too hehe 🙂
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gusto ko na nag Wii!!! para pumayat nako! expecting the HS reunion next year eh! LOL
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I’ve tried this! The first time I did it, my age was 20 years older daw. Nye!! My excuse was that I didn’t understand the instructions. Hahahaha. So we repeated the test and it came closer to my real age. Heehee.
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This is such a good post, especially because I’ve been interested in a Wii fit for a while. Still don’t know if I should get one though. But at least I’m not the only one trying to eat better and exercise more 🙂 I’ve done really well in the last two weeks, losing a kg each week, thanks to watching what I eat (checking calories) and doing more yoga / pilates! Your post is helping me get motivated too ^_^ Keep at it! A good lifestyle is a good thing to achieve.
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