For Christmas, I got a Wii. I'm not into video games normally, but I wanted a Wii for exercise. I'm not terrible about exercising, but I get bored easily and I just wanted more options, so if I wasn't in the mood to ride my stationary bike or whatever, I could do something else.
The other thing is, the Wii gives me a chance to play sports virtually. Most sports aren't do-able for me in my wheelchair, but with the Wii, I can now sort of play tennis (and ski, and swordfight...). :)
Besides having the Wii Sports that came with the Wii, now I've invested in Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus. They're all super fun and certainly have been keeping Adverb and I entertained throughout this cold winter.
While I physically never will be able to do some of the Wii Fit Plus games because I can't stand up, I've been able to improvise on a lot of the activities by sitting or kneeling on the balance board. And I have to say, I've only had it for less than three weeks, but I can already tell that the yoga activities in particular are helping my posture. Before, I used to get headaches at least twice a week from tension in my neck and back, but since starting the Wii Fit Plus, I haven't had one single headache. Woot! Maybe it will also make me taller....
Before I got my Wii games, I would exercise fairly regularly, but I really had to psyche myself up to do it. Now, I have so much fun doing it, sometimes I have to force myself to stop. The cuteness factor alone is a motivator: just look how adorable I am here, doing some Rhythm Kung Fu with celebrity Miis Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo!
P.S. I hope you enjoy the new banner and color scheme. I just had to brighten things up around here to get ready for spring!