Here's a great combination - a bunch of really fun women, yummy mojitos and munchies and a Wii Fit!
Cooper and I hosted Wii parties last summer for our friends and had a fantastic time, so we were psyched when Nintendo asked us to throw parties for the Wii Fit.
First of all, let me just say, the invitation couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am in just about the worst shape of my life and have been bemoaning how bummed I am that bathing suit season is practically here and how bored I am at the thought of going to the gym, taking up running, or doing much of anything else to kick my sorry self into gear. It's a big drag and I haven't been doing a thing about it. For way too long.
Soooo ... give me a new system that's fun, hilarious and totally distracting, and oh - it's a workout too - and I'm there.
But, back to the parties. Cooper and I both had a bunch of girlfriends to our houses to try out the Wii Fit's 40+ games and exercises. Let me just say, you need to do this with your girlfriends. It was crazy funny.
At my house, the highlights were watching Dottie do the ski jump, Priscilla boxing her heart out (with her sister Sara cracking up), Lianne doing some wild hula-hooping, Betsy getting a Wii Fit age that is five years younger than she actually is, and Jill balancing. Me ... well, my proudest moment was when I tried the ski jump, flubbed it and became a big rolling ball of snow with skis sticking out, crashing down the mountain.
Here are some pics from our parties--
And my personal favorite -- all of us plopping to the floor for a break and a snack, only to realize we had create a circle around the Wii Fit Board - our own campfire-kumbai-yah moment around the Wii:
I've turned over a new leaf and am exercising like the old days, only this time I'm downhill skiing, running past waterfalls, heading soccer balls coming at me, and breathing through yoga positions -- all in my family room.
Thanks Nintendo and to your great team that put the parties on!
We had a blast and loved being a part of the roll-out of the Wii Fit. Your team of engineers are inspired and they've come up with one very cool system. We love it!