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Bye bye Wii… it’s been fun

April 19th, 2009

This is me in a penguin suit:

I was addicted to this particular Wii Fit game for the last month — and I think the soundtrack is now embedded into my brain permanently.

My parents got a Wii last Fall, in response to some serious doctor’s orders for my Dad to get more active. Initially, they bought a version of Dance Dance Revolution, but managed to break it. Twice. So they got a Wii, then the Fit system add-on… and haven’t looked back.

When my parents told me they were going away for a month this Spring to Taiwan, my first selfish thought was “I gotta borrow the Wii!” I did; it was a month-long torrent affair, I tell you.

For anyone who wonders if the Fit is any good, I give a whole-hearted thumbs-up. It’s astounding how much of a workout you can get from the hula-hooping or boxing. It can’t match being outdoors for summer sports, and I prefer playing with real people over with a computer… but for an easy and convenient at-home workout, especially if you’re shy about exercising around others, it’s terrific. It’s ton of fun as well!

So my parents got back last week, and I returned all the equipment yesterday with a heavy heart. I’m consoled with the knowledge that summer sports start up in just a couple of weeks… but, in the meantime, will definitely miss the Wii. And the penguin suit.

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  1. April 19th, 2009 at 12:30 | #1

    The penguin suit is so cute!

  2. Samantula
    April 19th, 2009 at 17:50 | #2

    fun!! I want a wii so badly – but i’m waiting to see it go down in price!

  3. April 19th, 2009 at 22:38 | #3

    This better not mean any excuses for poor performance at a Wii-off! ;)

  4. April 19th, 2009 at 23:54 | #4

    My husband and I got a Wii in February and are addicted to the Wii Sports that came with it. I have since bought Animal Crossing: City Folks and I love that! We are now saving up for the Wii Fit and I love this review of it! I’m a huge fan of Penguins and so now I want it even more. I’ve lost 10 pounds (7 when I was ill) since November and the Wii Fit will help me to keep it off and will help my husband get into shape, as well.
    Thank you for sharing and hopefully you will be able to buy one for yourself, soon.

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