My kids got Wii Fit for Christmas. Yes, I managed to find one and the guy who sold it to me is probably still wiping off the spit from my kisses.
For those of you who don’t have Wii Fit it is a video game where you have to move to win, or at least make an ass out of yourself. You start with your Mii. A Mii is the avatar that you create when you get your Wii. You can choose hair and eyes and all sorts of different characteristics. I made my Mii two years ago when we got the Wii and haven’t looked at it since.
So you take your Mii, mine was sexy hot, and bring it over to Wii Fit. From there you get on the balance board and it measures your BMI and weight. Once it calculates those two it adjusts your avatar to match your measurements. My Mii is now a Weeble.
I’m not sure this motivates me. I want to make my Mii hot again but lets face it I lied about it in the first place. I did look like my avatar before I became pregnant with my daughter but I’m not sure if those days aren’t behind me now.
The game itself is a hoot. There are gobs of games that are just plain fun. Hula Hoop! I can do it and even catch Hula Hoops as I am hooping but I am sure I look absolutely ridiculous Hula Hooping without a Hula Hoop.
There is also the slalom skiing game. I don’t ski. I tried it once but it was a disaster. I apparently don’t ski much better in Wii land. When my avatar gets to the bottom of the hill she slumps over in the “loser” pose and shakes her head from side to side. I don’t even rank and there are no other ranked players yet.
I do very well on the step aerobics however. It took hours in front of the game when everyone else was sleeping to learn the steps and it has paid off. I hold the high score and I have managed to develop a sense of rhythm even though I dance like the Peanuts.
There is no lying to the Wii balance board. It knows all, the little bastard. In the beginning it has you go through a series of tests to determine your real age. I’m 49 even though I am only 42. Okay, I’ll be 43 in a couple of weeks but still that’s a big difference. Of course it thinks my five year old is 25 so maybe it does know a thing or two. It checked my balance and then copped an attitude by asking me if I found myself tripping a lot. I don’t that often.
I thought I might use the Wii Fit to try to get fit. My goal was to use it first thing in the morning while everyone else was still asleep but that hasn’t happened yet. My kids hear me bouncing around and want to watch me make a fool of myself. I guess there is no better way to start your day than by watching your mother dance like a chicken with feathers flying and all.
When we brought the Wii up out of the depths of the basement and hooked it up to the living room tv I figured my daughter could play games that were safe for her to play. We have a few Mario games and some Zelda games on it. Nothing where you blow the head off of other people. The problem is she can’t read yet so she has a hard time playing most of the games. She can however make Miis. So far she has made over 50 Miis. They all have different character traits and names. She organizes them and then has a Mii parade. The problem with this is that the Miis all have birth dates and when you load Wii Fit the all seeing balance board tells you that Mimi Mii has a birthday coming up on the 01/01. Of course all of the Miis that my daughter has made have the same birth date, the default birthday of 01/01. So I have to scroll through and get rid of each reminder to move ahead in the game. She is addicted to making new Miis. It’s really kinda creepy. Son tried to hide the Mii Channel so she couldn’t make anymore but she found it and unlocked it. She can’t read but she can unlock a channel. I have so much to look forward to.
I will keep doing Wii Fit, it’s resolution time and losing weight is always at the top of the list and it’s a hell of a lot of fun even if the balance board thinks it’s all high and mighty.
GPop uses the Wii Fit. Son now uses the board for a skateboarding program he got for Giftmas.
I have the Wii Fit and your post made me laugh out loud. Your 5 year old and my five year old should get together. Sounds like they could take over the world.
I so want a Wii!! The hula hooping sounds so fun 🙂 The price tag frightens me though lol.
We have a Wii. Sounds like this is a game to get. I’m 42, 43 in Feb. It really sucks. I still feel twenty something!
There is something funny and disturbing about your daughter being “addicted” to creating avatars. Be careful…Avatar Creation Addiction Disorder Syndrome is only one short controller click away from video crack!
GDad, does he have Raving Rabbits? You play with your butt, it’s hilarious.
Anne, how many avatars has she made? I don’t know about taking over the world, that’s GDad’s project but they could be his minions.
Oil Wife, the hula hooping is fun and it is a workout. For younger folk it probably isn’t the dangerous game it is for us over 40 somethings. Give it a whirl!
Mulled, I’ll be 43 in January so relax in knowing that I am older than you. I feel like I’m 16 still as long as I don’t listen to my joints creaking. I wish I looked 16.
NGIP, my son is on the video crack and I wish daughter was at times. At least she would stop asking me for things. She has branched out to changing other’s Miis so they are more fashionable and even went so far as to change the other avatars on other games. It’s frustrating to say the least. My son keeps deleting them at night which just upsets her creating noise and chaos for me. Give her the crack.
I now know to avoid the Wii Fit. I don’t need to get insulted by a machine, too.
I’m jealous. I wanted a wii fit but they were sold out everywhere. My mii is pretty skinny…it would break my heart for her weight to be adjusted.
Old Man, not only does it insult me but it makes little suggestions like throwing a birthday party (for the fake Miis) or doing something nice for myself like taking a break. The damn machine acts like I have time. I don’t want snappy suggestions I want to be told I am a goddess and I want it to bring me a drink.
Karen just tell the Wii that you are 8 feet tall then your Mii can stay skinny.
The balance board cracks me up, too. It’s fun, though. And don’t give up on slalom; the last time I did it, it totally clicked and I dusted the entire family. Even the Tour Manager.
It was a good feeling.
Susan I am so glad to hear that it will click. I thought it might but I really suck at the penguin one so I just assumed I have no balance. I’ll keep trying.
I have yet to experience the sheer joy (terror?) of watching someone make a fool of themselves on the Wii Fit, but after reading your post, I have to admit I would like to be the one making a fool out of myself. 😉 Sounds like fun!!
I am sooooooo wanting a Wii! I planned to buy last Christmas but no luck with the budget. Hopefully on my birthday. 🙂
Hilarious! I had no idea the Wii Fit was going to fattify my Mii. We haven’t hooked up Fit yet (just got it yesterday), so thanks for the warning. So cute about your daughter’s Mii obsession! I can’t wait to get started with Fit tonight. I’ve heard the Hula Hooping will do wonders for my waistline.