Another day without quilting

At this rate, I won’t have many quilts ready for binding in time for the Olympics.

Has anyone out there had any success with Wii Fit?

We were out most of the day and since coming home — I’ve been playing with the Wii Fit we bought today. I’m not sure if I believe it’s going to help me lose weight BUT I’m hoping the Yoga stretches will help.


24 thoughts on “Another day without quilting

  1. Sherrill

    I have one and played with it when I first got it! It’s really pretty good and amazing how it remembers you everytime you come back and updates you on weight loss, etc. It’s pretty fun!

  2. Bonnie

    I’ve been thinking about getting one of these myself. A couple of people I work with really like theirs. They say they do feel better. Keep us posted on how it’s going.

  3. Jessica

    We got a Wii for Christmas and I have to say we all (hubby and I included) really like the Wii Fit Plus. I haven’t tried any of the yoga poses yet, but a lot of the games really help with balance and they get your heart rate up. I don’t use it consistently because to be honest, my kids are usually on it when I want it, but if used regularly I can see how it might help shed a few pounds.

  4. Dianne

    I’ve wondered about this, Mary. Which one did you get and how much do they cost? Not sure how available they are in Oz…much check it out.

  5. Angie

    Keep us posted Mary. We don’t have a Wii Fit. We do have 10 various types of exercise DVD’s though. The weight ball one, the walking ones, (actually you walk in place). The stretching band ones, and the 20 min. workout ones—or yes, I forgot the recumbent bike we bought this past summer Actually I don’t mind it as I read while I pedal. Any exercise equipment you buy has benefit for sure. For me it’s all about how regularly I use it! I think I would like a Wii, but then I remember how excited I was with each new DVD I bought too. I’m one of those people who has to force myself to exercise. I don’t know how long I would last with the Wii anymore than I have with the DVD’s. So, I’m really excited and anxious to know if the fun of using the keeps the motivation level sustained. A lot of people are enjoying using them.

  6. Dawn

    I’ve had my eye on one of those since our daughter got her Wii. Let us know if it’s worth it. I see it in Best Buy and it calls to me. It says all Robert Redford sounding that if I buy it I will look like a thinner and younger me. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Let us know!!

  7. Tazzie

    Hi there Mary
    I love our Wii Fit and use it as often as I can. Sometimes I get a bit slack when I’m working, but I’ve been great with it these holidays. Some of the exercises like Rhythmic Boxing, Stepping & Marching really get the heart rate going, so that will help for sure. My fave thing is that it remembers things and helps set goals. Be sure to let us know how you get on with it.

  8. mereteveian

    (been following your blog since Solvi pointed you our for me alst winter 😉

    Yes, my sister and I got it together right before x-mas and are having so much fun with the plus version. We did start out on the active game, but do like the board and the fit plus so much better right now. It’s all in the play-routines for us.
    I haven’t loosen a lot of weith due to me not really watching what I eat (sorry about that, body!) but I’m much more firm and the clothing fits better already. The balance (when I put on the socks standing) and the posture (taller!) is so mucht better, too. I love the feeling of better balance in the body. And all that from just “playing” around an hour 5 times a week.
    I’m into the skateboard and the cycling on the island, but force myeself to do the bubble-balace down the river every time.
    I looked into sparkpeople’s message board/ team/ forums and found the wii fit challenge where there is a new challenge with (different day-) programs for the whole week. Great to point out different combination.

    Hope you have as great fun as us two!

  9. Carolyn in NC

    My 68 year-old mother just got a Wii for Christmas and loves to bowl several games a day. Just getting her up off the couch is a start. But my sister and I went ahead and got her the Wii fit, too. She’s been doing that EVERY day as well. My 13 year-old daughter went over to her house and spent an hour doing the “games” and said “it doesn’t seem like exercise when you’re having fun”. Mary, have fun!

  10. Mary-Kay

    I have the WII Fit Plus and I like it. I mostly do the step aerobics although I find it a little slow. Maybe because I’m used to walking fast in my job. I like some of the other routines like the Hula-hoop. Some of the things I just can’t figure out how to do. I’d like to get in to the Yoga part for the stretching. My sister has the Active game and likes to do all the stretches with the Nunchuks attached to a leg band and the controller. I looked at it in Best Buy yesterday but it was too expensive. She got it on sale. Anyway I like WII because I don’t have to go out and it’s right there so when the urge to exercise overcomes you, you can just do it. Sounds like a plug for something else.

  11. Marilyn

    We have the wii fit and for Christmas just got the Biggest Loser for the Wii. Since Christmas, my son has lost 2 pounds using Biggest Loser. He is 12 and a bit overweight and that thing really works you out. He competes with his brother and sister and the competition part of the Biggest Loser is what keeps him going. He used the Wii Fit too, but would lose interest after a while. If you can keep motivated to do it every day, it will work. Keep us in the know and I’m sure you will have fun with it!

  12. LizA.

    We just got one too. We’ve had it for a couple weeks but I’ve been really sick so I haven’t used it much yet. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised at how much it does get my heart rate up with just the few things I’ve tried. It gets me up off the couch and moving — something I need to do more of. And then there’s the competition portion of it….besting each others’ score is the main goal around here.

  13. Flatlander (Linda)

    My sister’s (college aged) kids have Wii and play all sorts of games with it. We used over the Holidays and had an absolute BLAST! I, too, have been intrigued with the Wii Fit but haven’t done my research on it (yet). I could join a health club in my office building for about what I think the Wii would cost but would prefer to do this all at home. I did yoga when I was in my 20’s and 30’s and LOVED it. I was so limber and didn’t seem to hurt myself as much when I did physical things. Granted, I’ve added 20-30 years onto my age but I think being limber would resolve a lot of health issues I’m experiencing. Will be watching to see what you think of it!

  14. Gina E

    I like our Wii. I’m not sure that Wii Fit actually makes you fit though. Not enough aerobics. But I love the yoga and how it can detect your center of balance. I haven’t been on it in a while because I don’t want to know how much weight I’ve gained since the last time I used it!

  15. Laila Skauge

    I hope you’ve enjoyed the Wii :o) Looks fun!
    I wish I was better with doing activities like this, but it’s never too late, right? I have this training video I used to do… I think I’ll find it and give it a try again… :o)
    Anyway, I hope you have fun!
    Wish you a creative week, and there’s an award for you over “at my place” ;o)
    Happy sewing,

  16. Margie

    I have few illusions about exercising resulting in me losing any weight. I’ve walked a jillion miles in my life and it never caused weight loss. The yoga stretches sound like what I need just to have better balance and flexibility. Keep us posted.

  17. katekwiltz

    I wasn’t sold on the WiiFit, I got My Fitness Coach, which doesn’t use the balance board (but may be able to incorporate it? not sure). It does a really good job of adjusting to your level of exercise, either easing up on some things or making other parts harder the next time around, depending on how you answer questions during your workout. It’s not nearly as hard as an aerobics class at the gym, but it got me off my butt and working out again.
    Have fun!

  18. Amy

    I am like so many others – intrigued… I kind of want one, but I don’t want it to be a thing that I bought & did not use… Also I don’t want my son to watch TV, so how can I exercise with the TV when we are at home?

  19. Darcie

    I love our Wii! I thought that I would be the last person in the world to say that. We’ve had Wii Fit since Father’s Day 2009…and our kids purchase the new Wii Fit Plus for us for Christmas. LOVE it! We even have a little Mii for Diesel puppy. 😉

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