Friday, March 2, 2012

Wii Fit

My husband bought a Wii Fit game with a goofy cartoon kid.
Going to get himself in shape he says, so this is what he did.
He worked for half an hour hooking up the silly thing
said it would be worth it for the results that it would bring.

Thirty minutes every morning he twists, moves and wiggles.
I have to walk away from him and stifle all my giggles.
He jogs in place and follows trails, high steps on the pad.
My husband’s having more fun these days than he has ever had.

You should see him hold a yoga pose, like a flamingo with no grace.
He gives it all he’s got though until he’s bright red in the face.
“Step on he dares; don’t snicker!” So I tried that sissy game.
Kid stuff, I thought, I’ll show him, put this big guy to shame.

When I stepped on the pad, it groaned my weight and BMI
Those numbers made me cringe, and I tried hard not to cry.
“You want to paddle a canoe?” he asked, “It’s harder than you think.”
“No,” I said, “I’ll hula hoop,” and I gave him a little wink.

“Lean left” he yelled, “move your body; catch it over your head.”
If those had been real hula hoops, I swear I would be dead.
“I quit!” I said. “Aw honey,” he begged, “come back for one more game.”
I gave it my best and wouldn’t you know, I made the Bowling Hall of Fame.

My husband’s weight is going down; he’s losing pounds with exercise.
I haven’t lost a single pound, and I’ve still got my thunder thighs.
He exercises every day, knows how to balance, bend and squat.
He’s firming up and getting fit, but his chubby wife is not!


Kim Lehnhoff said...

I bet even if you mastered the Wii, your husband would still lose weight faster...we women are cursed like that.

I bought Just Dance for the Wii...and have used it - just once since Christmas.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Delightful post, Linda!

I'm not one for video exercise. It's too easy to skip. Paying for a gym membership makes my frugal soul wince at the thought of not using it. :)


Susan said...

Hi Linda:

Loved your little ditty
It gave me quite a laugh;
Hubby Bill is doing good,
He's sure on the right path.

Gaining weight is easy,
Just a cookie here and there;
Getting it off is brutal,
Makes me feel like a grizzly bear.

I have all the exercise helpers,
Butt busters, Fonda, and what else?
It doesn't take a genius to know
They won't help if they stay on the shelf.

I commend your hubs for trying,
As he gets slender, hope he won't get smug,
There's always a solution you can try,
Pull out that damn television plug!

ha ha hahahah Love, Susan

Chatty Crone said...

That was so cute - so he is starting to work it off! sandie

Donna Volkenannt said...

How cute, but you are not chubby.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Bill is such a tall guy, I would love to see him exercise and imitate a flamingo. (Can anyone say "youtube"?)

Yes, men ALWAYS have an easier time losing weight. And women keep gaining, because we have to eat to deal with the aggravation of men.

(Wonderful poem. You can take a rhyme scheme and squeeze lots of laughter from it.)

Sioux Roslawski said...

I agree with Donna. You are not even close to chubby. You're not fat, you're not Rubinesque, you're not roly-poly.

You're just not stick-thin, which we have determined is "beautiful" and the goal to obtain.

Lynn said...

Funny poem, but they are all correct, you are not fat.

Debora said...

The day a computer tells me I am fat is the day I tell my computer that it is unplugged! Glad your hubby's having fun though..

Debra Mayhew said...

Ha haaa! I love this, Linda, and can so relate. I've been walking for years - at least 12 miles a week. A few months ago my husband joined me and of course, he's lost weight but I remain the same. I'm just not as clever or witty about it as you are!