Morning Cup of Vomiting In My Mouth
When most people think of gaming systems, they think of kids spending countless hours playing games such as Guitar Hero, Resident Evil, Call of Duty, and I’ll Never Touch a Boob Halo for countless hours at a time. As for me, I just like to watch this video:
Coincidentally, this was the exact same reaction I had last Christmas when I received my remote control car starter. YES! YES! YES!
Not surprising, within the past two years or so, gaming systems such as the Nintendo Wii Fit have grown in popularity amongst adults as well- particularly mommies.
I’ll admit that I’m at a bit of a conundrum with this one. On one hand, I think it’s great that people can find things that get them excited about exercise and get them active to some degree. Likewise, it’s hard to bash something after reading stories (from the link above) of women who have lost upwards of 60 lbs in one year just by using the Nintendo Wii. At least they’re doing something– and if anything else, it’s bringing out their competitive nature and keeping them motivated. I can respect that.
On the other hand, I want to set my face on fire. It seems like every “success” story is counterbalanced by the typical article or post by some woman complaining about how she’s tried every diet and workout program known to man, and that she’s frustrated she’s not seeing quicker results after only losing 1/2 lb in one week.
Call me crazy, but maybe it’s the fact that YOU’RE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES!!11!1! What do you expect to happen? I mean, it’s not like you’re running the Boston Marathon- you’re fake hula-hooping. Furthemore, it would also help if you actually stuck with a diet/training program for more than two weeks at a time before you decided it didn’t work. Ahhhhh, this is the stuff that drives me bonkers.
When all is said and done, I don’t really care. Whatever floats their boat. I’m just surprised that Nintendo hasn’t caught on to the other games they could direct towards the moms- like Wii: Mom, Make Me Some Meat Loaf, Wii: Can I Have 20 Bucks?, and Wii: What Do You Mean I Can’t Borrow the Car Tonight? I Hate You!