Thursday, February 3, 2011
At first, I told Dan that I did not want to celebrate my birthday so not to buy me anything. Of course that's not what I meant and thankfully he went ahead and got me something anyway.
I, of course, ruined the surprise and got my gift early! I was so excited to see that he had bought me a Wii Fit! It was something I wanted since Christmas when his parents bought us the Wii. I thought for sure this would help get me motivated to work out and help me mix up my workouts a bit. Not only was it the Wii Fit but it came with the Biggest Loser game too. I could't wait to set it up and get started and at the time I thought it was the best gift ever.
Very shortly after Abby went to bed the other night, I realized that I was SO WRONG. This was not the best birthday present ever. This was a birthday present that not only made me feel fat but also old. Not a good combination when your about to BEGRUDGINGLY say good bye to your twenties.
When you first set it up, the Fit runs you through a series of light exercises and weighs you to determine your 'age'. In my defense, I am video game challenged and I think that is why it gave me the 'age' 43!! WTF!! I tried to do it again but it was a different set of tests so I screwed those up too and it came up with the same age. This is so not what I wanted to see!
Now, let me tell you about the little Wii person. You start out as normal as a Wii person can look and once it gets your weight I guess it makes adjustments. My Wii person became a short fatty. Same thing with the Biggest Loser person, although that person looks more realistic so it's even more depressing when they change it to a fatty. Let me just say that she does not carry her weight well at all!
So, I thought it was a great gift. I was wrong. So wrong. This gift has made me feel more depressed about my birthday.
So right now my husband is reading over my shoulder and mad that I said I don't like my gift. I guess I should clarify, for his sake, that I do like it. The Biggest Loser workouts are fun and I could really see myself using them a lot. However, I didn't know that it was going to tell me that I was 43 years old and obese! Happy Birthday, your fat and old... YAY!
I think I'll spend this next year managing my weight, working out more, and living in denial! Please feel free to wish me a Happy 25th Birthday next week! Thank you!