Every single morning I set my alarm for 7:00 am. And every single morning I snooze until 8:15, the time when I actually have to get up. I torture myself day after day with interrupted sleep because I believe, deep in my soul, that one day—soon!—I will bound out of bed, fresh and flush with health, go to the living room, and finally do one of my bajillion exercise DVDs.
This never happens. Which is why I have gone to extraordinarily lazy extremes to stave off the letting-myself-go process. I bought, as you may remember, special (expensive!) sneakers that look like orthopedic platforms and are designed to work my lazy ass while I am standing or walking. I think they work, but I can’t actually tell because they are so ugly that I have to wear long pants with them, thus hiding my legs. I also own a Pilates magic circle, which looks like a giant, flexible intrauterine device and which is used to build muscle through resistance exercises. It’s a glorified Thighmaster, but I happily trot it out during commercials, doing plies until it inevitably springs from my knees and flies across the room and breaks something.
So, of course, when I read in the New York Times that there was a fitness video game for the Wii, I knew that it would be mine. Jeff and I like our Wii, but wii (ha!) don't use it that often because it involves unplugging the DVD player, and yes, wii are that lazy. But Wii Fit seemed like the perfect
It arrived in the mail yesterday, and I am going to break it in today. Wish me luck! I am thisclose to buying those vibrating belts that they sell on QVC.