Wii Fit Plus With Balance Board

Today I bought a Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board. I am completely new to the whole Wii Fit craze. The balance board is taking some time to adjust to. The boys helped me set it up, and then proceeded to try and move in on my game time. Momma says NO. Rarely do I get a new toy, and I wanted to be the one to break that badboy in.

It’s easy to set up and pretty easy to use. Or… it appears to be. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with mine, but it does have one challenge: it runs backwards. So like, when I’m doing the soccer thing, if I want to go at a ball that is on my right, I lean left. Is that normal? ‘Cause it’s making my brain work too hard. I couldn’t even do the table-top thingy with the ball. I felt like I was going to melt my own brain trying to make my body do the opposite of what my brain was instinctively wanting it to do.

But, that’s only day 1. So far I learned that:

  • my Wii Fit age is 45 (I thought it would be 65)
  • and I’m obese (nothing new). It was kind of cute when the little stick figure suddenly packed on some girth, as the BMI radar hit the roof. The boys were defensive, telling me that I was not obese. How sweet.
  • that I do not “outweigh” the board (it wasn’t until I got it home that it dawned on me that the board might not like people over 150 pounds – but guess what fellow fatties?! – the Wii Fit balance board weight limit goes all the way up to 330 (I guess that’s as high as it officially counts)

I’m actually looking forward to Day 2 and being a penguin again, eating more fish. That was probably my favorite so far.

6 thoughts on “Wii Fit Plus With Balance Board

  1. Are you doing the same thing that I did when I first got it? I had the board turned around the wrong way.. the button should be next to you..so you can tap it with your foot.

  2. I’m thinking of getting a Wii for the family for Christmas with the Wii Fit plus. I was going to say try turning the thing around to fix your backwards problem.

  3. Jennifer, what do you mean “next to you” – for the button? I have the button facing the television. Maybe that’s it?

    Terri, I will do that. I’m going to feel like a real dolt if that works.

  4. when you are standing with the board in front of you the button should be on the same side as you, not the t.v. Does that make any sense? Let us know if that works. 🙂

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