11 December 2008

You know, I'm actually sore

Muscles. I have muscles that are sore. Go figure.

The Wii Fit party was at my house the other night. It was a riot.

The team arrived, flew into action, installed three Wii Fit set-ups (using our TV plus two they brought), commandeered the kitchen to prep and plate food, made sangria, stashed all the bags and boxes in the garage and started the indoctrination of the guests.


I'm "snowboarding".

People laughed and "ski-jumped" and ate and "hula-hooped" and drank and "rhythm-boxed". They stared with great concentration at the TVs as they tried to ride the bubble down the stream or gaze mindfully at a burning candle. There was aerobic stepping, and yoga, and tightrope walking, not to mention penguin sliding and table tilting.

At the end of the evening, the team handed out Wii Fits (and yoga mats and exercise suits) to the guests. There was shrieking and carrying on like we were on Oprah or something.

And then they cleaned up, stashed some tasty leftovers in my fridge and went merrily on their way, spreading Wii cheer in their wake.

The muscles across/under my scapulae are sore. I think it was the boxing. Running up and down the stairs all the time means that my leg muscles aren't too terrible. But boxing? I don't do a lot of hitting. I think this might could actually be a way to get in shape in the privacy of my own home.


* * * * * * * * * * *

You still have a chance to win a Wii Fit (and the Wii console). Pop on over to this post before midnight tomorrow, and let loose with why you need one to get you moving.

21 comments:

NotSoSage said...

Wow...sounds like it was a lot of fun. And not to have to clean up after a party? Bring it on! ;)

Woman in a Window said...

Well, holy crap, you might just have sold me. (And that's no easy task...or maybe it is, not sure.)

Melissa said...

I have one and it is a lot of fun. I just wish there was a way to change the Mii on the boxing so I'm hitting someone who really needs to be hit, ya know? Could be a great stress reducer...

slouching mom said...

we are getting one for xmas! squee!

Marmite Breath said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!

Sorry, that was a preview of what I will do if I win this thing. I can't believe you were lucky enough to have the Wii people come over and do this for you and your peoples.

I REALLY want to win. Have I mentioned that? A few times? Oh, okay. But for reals. I WANT A WII FIT!

flutter said...

that would be the ONLY way I could snowboard and not break my head

Gwen said...

Those are the best kind of sore muscles, aren't they? Sounds like you had a great time.

Furrow said...

I'm such a tech-tard that I don't even understand what I would need to get the Wii fit thing to work. Do you need some other Nintendo box thingy? That's a rhetorical Q. I'll do my own research.

painted maypole said...

oooh... looks fun.

my fingers are crossed for your contest. ;)

Janet said...

There will be Wii under our tree this Christmas. I hear the Wii Fit is great fun.

Now, if only I could get Santa to bring me some sangria...

Stimey said...

That sounds like my kind of party. And snowboarding without the snow. How can you go wrong with that?

Mayberry said...

I am a big fan of the table tilt. I can't figure out why.

Eva said...

How fun!

Ree said...

Yea, I'm with Stimey. Snowboarding in shorts...sounds like maybe I could handle THAT. ;-)

the mama bird diaries said...

hey, it isn't a party until someone is sore or something like that.

Nicole said...

Oh WOW!! I am so excited! How fun!! When I win I'm totally gonna blog about it with tons of pictures, link back to your site and thank you !! You are so lucky to have them come and treat you like queens!! Love it!!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Exercising while drinking--I could really get on board with that!

I got my Yes We Did stickers from Move.On today--the kids are so excited to have them.

Sabrae said...

u r right... a nice way to get into shape... but i don't want to be in pain! lol

Beck said...

Oh my gosh, you must be the most popular woman ever now - Wii fits! yoga matts! exercise suits!
i know that we love our Wii fit - it's fun!

Kyla said...

ACK! I missed the deadline. This is what happens when you get sick and stay in bed rather than keeping up with blogs.

Sounds like a FUN party!

coldspaghetti said...

That sounds like a riot! My Wii "adviser" said that the skiing and snowboarding are awesome, but to stay away from the tennis (tennis elbow injury, whoa). She also loves the Dance Nation game that uses the Fit ... although I may have messed up the name? Just in case you need some ideas for WF Party, Take Two.