Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wii shall see

I am not getting my money's worth out of my 24 Hour Fitness membership. I only manage to go when I force myself. I dislike the walk from office to club. The walk back is not so bad. Once there, I force myself onto a machine and watch the clock eagerly for the time I must return to the office. It helps if they have a news channel on and not just soaps and sports - or if I remember my iPod Touch and can
listen to podcasts of old news. (being at work all day makes me feel so out of touch with the world. Podcasts help even if I am always a bit behind) it also helps if someone nearby pounds out a good rhythm on the treadmill. As it nears time to leave, I do start not being so eager to stop & usually stay just another minute or two longer so I am often a couple of minutes late back to work. I feel good afterwards. Still, I don't see paying so much for not so much.

I canceled my membership, so I have one month left. At the end of this month Costco is discontinuing their $300 2 year membership and starting a $400 3 year membership. I don't think so!

Last night the boys and I played several sets of Wii tennis, a few rounds of Wii golf, and a couple of games of Wii golf. (I am very bad at all of them. Benjamin skunks both us - more practice  time at home while we slave away at work! Plus natural ability and youthful good health.)

The point is (as Benjamin often says) it was much more fun, interactive with my guys (the dog even got some attention) and already paid for.

I must make a point of more Wii time. And at work, more
walking Capital Park - a prettier walk with fewer disreputable people along the way. I must do better, but I am afraid the gym is not my answer.

Sent from my iPod Touch


  1. I want to get a Wii fit. I live in a hilly area, which really discourages me from walking too much.

    The problem is finding time when the kids don't have it locked up, or doing it when they aren't impatiently waiting for me to finish. :(

  2. Pam, I hope you can get your Wii Fit.

    We don't have Wii Fit, we have Wii Sports. I don't feel up to investing in the Fit yet. I don't think I would use it. I am more likely to play the sports with my guys which we can do alone or with up to 4 players. Need to do more.

    I don't nearly walk much. Too hot (even in this mild weather - what a wuss), boring, poorly trained dog. Obviously I should. *smile*