Thursday, January 20, 2011

Say hello to my little friend...

It's my Wii.  The Wii and I are having a bit of an affair, you see.  I've even been cheating on my regular gym partner, Goldilocks, with the Wii.  It makes me feel like a bad person to say that, but the Wii is always at home, where it's warm and not snowing, ready to snuggle down with a good game of imaginary boxing, or cycling, or even pretending I'm a penguin and trying to catch fish.  I don't have to drive there.  I don't have to worry if my new yoga pants make my crotch look "insane" (to quote Michael Kors from Project Runway).  I don't even have to wait for some sweaty dude carrying a jug of water that is bigger than my butt to get off the one weight machine I have left to use for a complete circuit.

So yeah, me likey.  I even named him "Frank."  His full name is Frank Wii.  As in, "Frank Wii, my dear, you need to get your butt up off the couch and bust a move."  He's a tough-love kind of friend, what can I say.

As a poster child for ADD, I'm sure that I will eventually lose interest in poor Frank.  But right now, we are hot and heavy.

My recommendation is to find a friend who already has one and try it out before you buy it to see if it's something you even like.  But if you decide to get one, you can't name it Frank Wii--that name is taken.  I would suggest Sudden Wii, True Wii, or--if you yell the secret word--Pee Wii (that one is courtesy of my friend D. Willy).


  1. Two things:

    1) I think the Wii is fun too...but mine doesn't have a name.

    2) Your new blogger picture? WOWZA. You are one hot lady.

  2. I love the Wii fit!! I, however, do not love the sort of pained sound it makes when I step on the scale. It's sort of half moan, and half protest.
    Anywho, I'm loving your blog and can't wait to witness more of your journey. If you've got a second please stop by my blog, I'm on the hunt for inspirational weight loss blogs to follow my blog to hopefully inspire my weight loss challenge group!
    Good Luck!

  3. HFP--you need to get that Wii a name! Also, I really need to get a picture of me in my new fun pants. :-)

    Lauren--you are totally right. The little voice that says, Jiminy Cricket style, "That's Obese!" makes me want to throw the remote at the TV. If it only knew that a year ago I would have exceeded the Wii's weight limit...

    I'll be sure to check out your blog. Based on what you named it, it sounds right up my alley.