After much deliberation and the encouragement of a writer friend, I finally decided to take the plunge. I bought a Wii, followed by the Wii Fit. Buying the latter was not an easy thing to do. I couldn't find one anywhere in Boise. I succeeded on the Internet, although it cost me more than what I would have paid at Best Buy or other chains.
Anyway, I have been working out on the Wii Fit for just over a couple of weeks now, and I've got to say, it has been fairly easy to make myself work out for 30 minutes to an hour each day. I'm doing some yoga exercises, some strength exercises, some aerobic exercises, and some balance exercises. I'm worthless on the balance games but do well with the aerobics and some of the yoga. I've become a huge fan of the boxing work out. The more I work out, the more exercises are "unlocked" for me to try.
I find myself cheering when I beat my previous scores, and although I haven't changed any eating habits, I have seen my BMI drop. I'm hoping to see major change on the scale eventually. But mostly I just want to keep my strength up and to stay healthy.
The Wii isn't cheap, nor is the Wii Fit. But they cost me less than I would pay for a year at the gym — a membership that I all too often allow to go to waste.
If you're looking for a fun way to exercise, I can recommend this one to you.
P.S. That yoga move in the photo is one that was unlocked for me today. One of the easier ones for me to do.