You know, I used to be in shape. In high school I was in shape because I was active all the time. In college I ran cross country for two years and was still pretty active. After college…not so much. And that was over ten years ago. Yikes.
One can only guess what has happened with my cardiovascular health.
There have been blips on the exercise radar since the hey days of activity. In Germany Du and I took the EAS Challenge, but my goal was to tone up, not really to improve my cardiovascular health. In New Mexico I walked around the block a couple of times when I was pregnant. In Virginia I did actually visit the inside of the gym. But having to drive to the gym and take a toddler and workout in the family room and deal with other people’s screaming, snotty kids became a little too much for me. I started partying with Denise Austin. But she’s an early bird and I am not. I quickly broke up with her.
I ran once while in Missouri and we all know what happened then (remember the talk of uteruses falling out?). I tried working out in my own bedroom before the girls woke up. But my bed had some kind of magnetic force field and my body just gravitated towards it. Plus, it was cold a lot in Missouri.
So here we are. A new state, a new phase in life, a nagging sense that I’ve got to get this heart in shape. We’ve lost our key card to the community fitness center. I’m too cheap to pay for a gym membership (that I know I wouldn’t use). And it’s getting cold outside. The only thing is to workout inside my house. Bo-ring. EXCEPT! for a little thingie called the Wii Fit!!
Is it ridiculous to think that a plastic box I step on magically attached to a fitness game will get my butt heart in shape? Not when you turn getting into shape into a video game! I’m counting on it. I can just imagine myself wanting to exercise because it will be fun. I’ll be teaching Reagan and decide that the next thirty minutes would be the best time for me to exercise. I’ll get my workout in while Reagan happily does her work and Ashlyn sits quietly on the floor coloring. (Does anyone see the irony in any of this?) It can happen. Yes Wii Mii can!