I have to say, we don’t use our Wii (and by extension Wii Fit) as much as I thought we would, even over the winter months. Maybe that is partly due to the fact that Denver actually hasn’t even *had* a winter yet [which inevitably means we will get a 3 foot blizzard in March] and more importantly – there just are not. enough. hours. in the day.
You may remember I am one of the Denver Wii Fit brand enthusiasts. So, trust me, I am enthused! Just busy! What that REALLY means is I hound my friends into getting the Wii Fit so we can all play together and call it quality time.
Recently I got this email from one of my
victims friends, and my heart melted.
“Oh my goodness, I have never laughed so hard while burning calories! My nephew Victor and I are hooked, and we’ve already unlocked additional games. As you may already know little Victor has a weight problem, we’ve been working on the Wii Fit together for the past 5 days and he has already lost 2 lbs, he can’t stop playing. My weight loss is a bit more conservative, but compared to all the fun we are having, who cares! My daughter Brendi just started yesterday and after her balance test, of course it told her it was not her forte, but in addition it stated that she was probably falling and tripping all over the place. This was particularly hilarious because just the night before she had tripped and fallen on the stairs (not an unusual thing for her to do).”
I have mentioned before that my company builds health education sites. So even before I became a Wii Fit enthusiast, we were excited about the possibilities for the combination of traditional video games with exercise with these types of consoles. Meaning? I *love* hearing stories like the above!
I struggle with my weight, always. Always always always. I know there is no magic answer and certainly the Wi Fit is just one piece of the puzzle, but I do know I need to get on it more to see the results like my friends are having.
But I also have to admit, I enjoy the relationship I have with Nintendo. Having their ear a little bit. When I forwarded my friend’s note to them, they were thrilled to hear what she had to say, and I felt like I was helping them develop an even more awesomer product.
This is one of the reasons I decided to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston this weekend. OK, sure, I love those Kirtsy girls to pieces and I do whatever they tell me, but I am also looking forward to the marketing expertise I will glean, for my IRL company and for my blog.
I have two questions for you.
1. Will I see you at Mom 2.0?
2. If you have a Wii Fit, how is it actually fitting into your life? Are you struggling like me?