To the casual observer, two things are likely wrong with the above statement…the fact my mother in law got me a weightloss game and the fact I called it a game.
My M-I-L was not trying to make a statement about my weight gain. In the last 2 years with my now-husband, I’ve gained a whack of weight – this fact is true. I did ask for the game for Christmas along with an electric blanket and a glue gun for crafting. She told me that if I wanted an electric blanket, my loving husband wasn’t doing his job properly. 🙂 So I got a glue gun, the BL wii game, a sweater and a Chapters gift card.
The second part of the statement is also true. It is a game. It could also be seen as torture but it gives it a competitive edge which I need for weightloss. Whether I am beating the scale against a friend or just challenging myself – it has to be a game for me or I will lose interest.
So far the game has the ability to kick my ass. I am going to use it in conjunction with my gym membership which I have been ignoring.
I have been on diets such as Weightwatchers, Dr. Bernstein, etc. The problem is with those plans I am restricting what I am eating. My husband and I LOVE to eat so I know I have to kickstart my metabolism and work my butt off to justify a splurge now and then. I don’t want to be a lettuce freak but I do want to be buff and tough and able to climb mountains – metaphorically and literally.
The trick with the BL game is they have trainers that yell at you, elimination weigh-ins, challenges and you can completely customize your workout or just follow their suggestions. It also includes a nutritional side with recipes and a calorie counter.
While I don’t think the WII allows you to push yourself with weight training, it provides a solid back-up when you just can’t get to the gym or it’s too cold to venture outside – which for 6-7 months of the year here – is a completely valid reason.