Category: Loraine Birchall (O)
"Time for yoga" I said to my son, "Okay Boo Boo buddy boy" he replied. Mental note to Mum to switch off the kids cartoon channel
Each day we fight to get onto the Wii Fit thingy, rain or shine we're there. Exercising, competing, fighting to get better scores on the games (balance games such as tightrope walking, snowboarding etc), trying to out-do one another in the step class to see who gets a perfect score lol.
Quite a change from a few months ago where I'd have to be threatened at gunpoint to do exercise, other than my Leg Magic, and a bit of Hip Hop Abs. Now I look forward to my 20 mins of yoga, 30 mins of muscle exercise, 30 mins of aerobics (step, jogging, rhythm boxing) and I find I can run up stairs faster, or go farther than before without being out of breath. As our high scores increase, we try and better our previous scores, or to do more repetitions on exercises. Who'd have believed that two committed couch potatoes could change because of a kids computer game?
B/F thinks its 'dull' but then his Wii Fit Age was 70 and he's only 41 :-), I have got mine down to 31 at the moment, due to years of Pilates I think and having good posture which helps a lot. Though my balance could do with some help due to the hypermobility which means my foot bones move a lot so standing still is a bit of an effort sometimes ha ha ;-)
Jake was astounded at how easily I took to the snowboarding game, and got higher scores than him. He has no idea that Mum had a life prior to his existence, or that she used to waterski, go powerboat racing, was a real adrenalin junkie in her twenties lol. Kids eh?
Maybe one day I'll take him skiing for a winter break, then I can try skiing on snow for a change, I hope its fun, and I'll try not be jealous as the fearless eight year old whizzes past me like a professional after an hour on the nursery slopes.