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Training for Baby: Weee on the Wii

Posted June 28, 2011

I don’t play Wii Fit nearly enough. When I turned on the game last week, the little animated balance board on the screen wanted to know what I’ve been doing for the past 400 days since our last session.

I wanted to tell it that I was literally working my butt off at the gym with an actual human trainer, but it didn’t seem to really care about my answer. All that little balance board character wanted to do is find out my weight, so it could tell me that I was either “OOOOObeeeese” or say “That’s overweight” when it saw my body mass index. (If you haven’t played the game, the way the character says these things is hilarious, even if the results aren’t so funny.)

This time, I wasn’t afraid for it to weight me. In fact, I welcomed it. I wanted to show that stupid balance board who was boss!

So, I let it calculate my weight. In the 400 days since I stepped on the machine, I lost 23 pounds and dropped 5 BMI points, making me – at least according to Wii Fit – “Normal.”

I celebrated my victory and clicked the button to start my Wii Fit training, only to have the batteries in the Wii remote die. Maybe that little balance board was mad I didn’t burn those calories with him….

Do you work out on the Wii or Kinect for Xbox 360? What games are great cardio burners for you?

I like “Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout” for Wii. The boxing and other exercises really get my heart rate up.

Kathy is a web producer, entertainment expert and concert photographer for She has written a manuscript about her life as an entertainment reporter and pop culture. Learn more about Kathy on her website. On Wednesdays here on Go Ask Mom, she's chronicling her efforts to lose weight before she and her husband start a family.


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  • all4him Jun 29, 2011

    I enjoy doing the Zumba for Wii. It's very versatile and you can set up your workout at whatever pace you want it. Plus, you don't have to "kill" yourself doing an hour workout like they only offer at the gyms. If you're a beginner, you do a 20 min., then you can work up to a 45 min. and then up to the 60 min. I really like that! :)

  • Go_APPS Jun 29, 2011

    We always have competitions to see who can score better with all the Wii Fit games. The boys usually like the boxing (*shocker*) but me and my friends usually hula hoop, and at parties usually Dance Party comes out.

  • snowl Jun 29, 2011

    Weeeellll, it sounds like it's time to 'try for baby', now that the training was of luck!