Nintendo DS (Drill Seargent)
June 30, 2013
I am a big girl who has recently re-discovered my Wii Fit that my husband got me several years ago. I was quickly reminded of reasons I used to get annoyed at the product. When you step on the balance board to perform your exercises it says, “Ow”, in a tone that makes it sound like it is saying, “ouch”. I have a massive inferiority complex and to me it is saying, “ow, even though I am an inanimate object your fat ass is hurting me”. The software also weighs you and measures your BMI. When it calculates mine, it plays it’s little ditty then says, “That’s obese”. Thanks Wii. I had no idea I was fat! Whatever would I do without you?
While I remembered those quirks from previous usage, it didn’t take me very long to find new reasons to become annoyed at the wii fit. Last Tuesday was my first day, and because our original Wii had been struck by lightning and we had replaced it I had to re-install the software and set up my cgi persona and preferences. There is a place in the setup where you must choose a trainer, male or female, and I chose the female trainer and worked out for 1/2 an hour or so. Wednesday I did the same, and Thursday I got busy and didn’t do it. Friday evening I stepped up on my balance board and a message popped up. “Too busy to work out yesterday Alyson? You must work out every day if you want to achieve you fitness goals. I hope you were active in other areas.” That part I was fine with. I knew I deserved to be chastised for my lack of commitment. However, when I went to do my exercises the male trainer popped up and said, “I am filling in today, I hope that’s okay?”
It wasn’t okay, and it caused a lot of questions to enter my head. Why does SHE get a day off and I don’t? Because she’s skinny? And just what is she doing that is so important? She’s animated for crying out loud. Did she have a date Wreck It Ralph or something? Did she check a computer virus? Did she have to pixelate her hair? Perhaps she was having plastic surgery…….
I skipped again yesterday because we had all-day plans. Maybe later this evening I will step on, be chastized, get called a fatty, and get to catch up with my trainer. If her body and hair look the same and she looks healthy, I’ll ask her how Ralph is. That is if I’m not in too much trouble for missing my workout yesterday.