Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time to Get (Wii) Fit

CONGRATULATIONS to PCREPAIRMOM, second place winner chosen by random.org.
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My sister's awesome pumpkin cheesecake put me over the edge tonight. It was the first time my husband (mashed potatoes) and I (everything else) cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner from scratch. Past turkeys were always provided by mom and/or Boston Market. Even though I left the bag of giblets in the turkey until midway through the roasting (emergency call to Butterball hotline confirmed bird was still edible and many people do this which is why the company designed the plastic bag to withstand this practice, thank God!), the turkey turned out all right. I used Martha Stewart's recipe, which called for a cheesecloth cover and basting liquid of a bottle of white wine and 3 sticks of butter.

So what did I do to combat the atherosclerosis and turkey coma? Fire up the Wii Fit Plus, of course! I've been trying to do something physical every day and it's quite ironic that some days I can't work out outdoors because of the weather, meaning that it is just too darn hot here in So Cal. (Yesterday it was so hot, the boys and I went swimming!) I nearly had to turn on the A/C today since it was 80 degrees outside and even hotter inside due to the oven being on all day. But I digress. I think God is trying to help me out with my fitness goals because lately he's been giving me a lot of opportunities to find motivation. Last week I had the chance to interview Jillian Michaels at the Guinness World Record setting Wii Fit Plus demonstration at the Torrance Sports Authority. Sports Authority is the only national sports retailer that has an actual training area and employees that can help you figure out how the Wii and Wii Fit work. I think one challenge for parents and electronics is how to find the time to figure out the instruction manual. When someone is actually walking you through the setup and how the system works, you're much more likely to use it.

Here is part of the interview (my friend @mintcool double-teamed with me and held the flip video since I was holding something else as you will see):

video

Obviously after meeting someone with abs like that, you can't help but feel the need to burn some fat. And I want you to burn calories with me! Sports Authority and Nintendo have generously offered a Wii Fit Plus balance board for one of my readers to win. It was one of the ones used in the world record setting demonstration so it's a part of history! Here is how to enter: Contest period runs from midnight Black Friday to 11:59 pm Cyber Monday (PST). Enter by leaving a comment stating when and what was your last form of exercise, and leave your email address. If you don't leave a comment about the last time you exercised, your entry will be disqualified. One entry per person; please do not use multiple email addresses for the same person. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose a winner. Winner will be contacted by email the business day following the end of the contest period. Winner has 72 hours to respond to my email. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, the Wii Fit Plus balance board will go to the second place winner as decided by Random.org. Good luck!

24 comments:

Gleester said...

What a great giveaway! I didn't even know you had a blog! The last time I exercised was last Wednesday when I met another mom and her baby in Central Park and we walked around the Great Lawn.

gleester@gmail.com

E said...
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E said...

Wii Fit Plus! I need to start getting rid of these plus sized clothes and hopefully this will help. Last time I exercised was last Wednesday when i climbed one flight of stairs to get to my office.

realseoulman@gmail.com

Scott said...

The Wii Fit is a great idea to get the fun and exercise incorporated into the family schedule. It's great to see a retail outlet like Sports Authority take the lead on such an innovative idea.

The last time I exercised, intentionally, was on my neglected elliptical in September. I was going to be resolute and get on every morning. It lasted one day.

Anonymous said...

last time i "truly exercised" was 11/22 (sunday)... tread mill, stationary bike + light weights for upper body. i spent every day since walking for 12+ hours/day. ;-) miaandjaye@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....what is this foreign word "E-X-E-R-C-I-S-E"? I haven't really exercised in five years. I sustain myself on a steady regimen of sleep deprivation. lekyung1@yahoo.com

JoycetheRockStar said...

last night I danced to the new Lady Gaga "Fame Monster" CD. My mom even joined in for a bit.
Joyce
Joycetherockstar@gmail.com

PCRepairMom said...

Today I did a boot camp in Long Beach at 8am...usually I walk/jog the strand in Redondo. Really excited about Wii Fit and to try it out. pcrepairmom@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Last night was the last time I exercised with my family. My wife and 2 kids, 3 & 2, and I walked to the store, to dinner and then back home. Our kids enjoy the long strolls though the neighborhood. Would love to know if our kids can use the Wii Fit to use up their endless supply of energy! moleacock@gmail.com

Dahlia Karch said...

um, does the walk to the nearest playground count? okay, last sunday I ran/walked 2.5 miles with the stroller, and then went to yoga. And then I was so tired I had to take a 2hr nap. should stick to the playground walk. :) kmyamada@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It was a beautiful day in Portland yesterday (no rain), so we took a nice long power walk along the water front. The walk was the last time I worked out, and I hope to take another walk tonight!

mimiburkholder@yahoo.com

Charles Lee said...

Well, the last time I exercised intentionally was on Thanksgiving day this week playing softball. I'm still sore from it :) messagecharles@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I last exercised last Thursday at a yoga class and I felt great afterwards!

jleong.cal@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh sad -- thinking of my last form of exercise reminds me of when I used to run regularly in the warmer weather. I think I actually played some tennis with my hyper roommate not too long ago, so at least that counts for something! I think yoga will have to be the winter sport though because I see more sick runners than healthy ones these days!

everydaysushi@gmail.com

Hank's Momma said...

Great giveaway! I gave up my gym membership once I found out I was having twins. Since the gym charged $2/per kid; I'd have to pay an extra $6 everytime I went. That didn't bode well with my motivation!! I'd love to have one of these.
claud0423@msn.com

Kendall said...

This is on our family wish list for the holidays! Great timing. With kids out of school for winter
vacation or home sick, it is impossible to get to the gym. This would be a real life (and sanity) saver for this mom!
kendall@oneil.net

Rockin' Mama said...

Hehe....does walking up and downstairs with 30 extra pounds count as exercise? : ) I used to do Stroller Strides with my son...til I found out I was pregnant....

caryn at rockinmama dot net

Anonymous said...

exercised by going to black friday sales.

gahmdahng63@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

yesterday, yoga.

decafskimlatte @ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I was dog sitting and had to walk him Sunday :0)

helencho74@sbcglobal.net

heathergothitched said...

I had vigorous sex in the wee early morning hours on Friday at my mom's house (don't worry - it's not gross because it was in the separate, detatched guest house we've been living at for the past two weeks and I'm not about to deprive myself for that long, and seriously, Matthew is such a HOTTIE!) and since we're all adults, I can say that I got a great workout on top. I love giveaways, I love you and your blog and I hope I win!

Love always,
Heather
heathergothitched@yahoo.com

Karen the Californian said...

Last time I exercised was on Saturday. I went to the gym, and burned 50 minutes on the exercise bike.

karenpaikATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Heather's husband here. In addition to the sex with her on Friday morning, I am constantly going up and down stairs and got back from work around 9:30pm from walking up and down stairs.

Matthew
manhattanbeachmarket@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I ran around on the playground at school today! It's great exercise!

Love always,
IsaBella
IsaBellasParty@yahoo.com