Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Letter To My Trainer

Dear Wii Fit,

Please stop asking, "Too busy to work out yesterday, Sarahlynn?" when I step onto the machine.

Maybe I was too busy. Maybe my body doesn't like to work out seven days a week, three hundred sixty five days a year with no breaks. Or maybe I just went outside for a walk and didn't log on to input that data.

Right after your passive aggressive question, please quit admonishing me to "at least do a quick body test" when I'm "too busy" to work out. It's actually not healthy or constructive to weigh oneself every single day and I'm just not going to do that.

So if you could lay off the the nagging, that would be great.

And while we're at it, I'd like to request that you stop asking me if I want to "try again" or "quit" right after I finish a thirty minute run. It's not quitting to stop running after thirty minutes! It's "finishing." And quitting at thirty minutes leaves me plenty of energy to do other activities, like arm weights and ab-busting hula hoop.

Just so you know, your suggested weight for me is about 15 pounds below my target weight.  So I hope you don't get too insistent on having your way once we get there.

Still love you otherwise; thanks for all the great motivation, support, and especially those fabulous graphs.



RobMonroe said...

Mine will inquire about the workout habits of Anny now! (Not that we've turned it on in the last month.) "Hey, have you seen Anny? How is her posture?" Wow. Just wow.

Amanda said...

See, this is why I haven't sprung for the Wii Fit... because it would ask me these questions and my children would hear language I really try to keep from spewing in front of them.

Sarahlynn said...

Rob, then the next time Anny turns on the machine, the Wii Fit will tell her what you said! It's a horrible gossip. (Recently ours asked me if I thought Ellie looked "slimmer.")

Amanda, that is a serious risk. In my household the risk is outweighed by my children's love of racing with their Wiimotes, but that's mainly because I usually weigh in when they're not around. ;-)

Cate said...

I'm afraid of my Wii Fit too. It's so naggy.

And word on the too-low target weight. Dream on, Wii.

Sarahlynn said...

I was hoping that a few things would be fixed with the Wii Fit Plus, but, alas. Apparently I should have written this letter sooner. Don't they have focus groups?