Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm a Ski Bunny......

Last night Mr Darcy and I were invited over to my son and daughter-in-laws home for a terrific dinner and FHE. The meal was so delicious, BBQ ribs, baked potatoes, salad.... anyway after the meal, my son pulled out the WII fit (pronounced we fit) and told me that I needed to try some of the (I don't even know what to call them) experiences that are offered on said machine. Well, My cuz Heidi from Dunhaven Place did a blog about her Wii fit and after reading it, I vowed never to step foot on one. My boy convinced me that it wouldn't moan or groan when I stepped on it and I made him promise that it wouldn't announce my weight or anything so personal. There is a Ski experience on the balance portion of a Wii fit and as I skiied in my youth, (35 years ago), I said I would give it a try. The first time down the mountain I missed 9 gates and it took me forever. I was so embarassed, but only enough to insist that I try again. Well, by the end of the evening I was down to missing only one gate and feeling like I was ready for the Olympics. WAHOO! It was a great fun and the only thing missing was the wind in my face as I shusshed down the mountain. (Oh, reliving the glory days). Joe and Missy, thanks for the wonderful meal the great company, the time with my grandbaby and the walk down memory lane. On my next visit I might just bring my own fan to complete the skiing experience!

8 comments:

Momza said...

Joy that sounds so fun!
We don't own a Wii yet...we don't own any video games/systems, but over the holidays my kids played with my new in-laws kids' game system and wow! what a hoot it was to watch my little ones really get into playing the games like bowling and tennis!
Thanks for sharing!

Bri and the Gregster said...

My parents just got this and my mom is addicted!!! She playes the tennis every day for hours! and now they have the WII fit which has just added to her addiction!!!

J+S said...

Wii Fit is fun and challenging. I need to work on my yoga moves. Have you tried Wii Olympics? That's pretty fun too!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I can't do the downhill skiing no matter how many times I try. I blame it on growing up in California. You'd think the snow genes would hang around longer than that since my ancestors all grew up in it, but that's the thing with snow genes--they just melt away . . .

Deedee said...

Can a person really lose weight and get into shape goofing around at home like that? Perhaps I need one!

Tara said...

Way to go auntie!! I am very proud of you! And when you are in the olympics, i will be your #1 fan for sure!
Way to be brave.
xoxox

joe_missy said...

way to go mommy! next time I will blow gentle puffs of air from deep in my bouls (I dont know how to spell that)right into your face. Yes it might at first seem like you are going down a hill that is next to the dump, but you will get over the smell.... P.S. we will get the wii olympics and see how you do

Joy For Your Journey said...

I too read Heidi's blog and swore I would never do Wii Fit, even though we got it for Christmas and my husband and kids are enjoying it. I am glad you had fun though. I did do Wii bowling--and got a sore arm. That is so sad! Bowling isn't even part of the fitness package1