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15/09/2014 at 12:13
Anyone still use theirs? Especially those of you with kids - do they use it?
After I dug mine out over the weekend and realised it was 880 days since I last used it (!), it got me thinking if anyone has consistently used it since they bought it? I spoke to a few friends and they were the same; either got rid of it after a long time of no use or it's under the TV gathering dust. It just seems such a shame because it is fun, it can be used in bad weather and, if used a good bit, it can help fitness.
I guess I'm trying to figure out why it doesn't get used? It's probably just sheer laziness in my case!
15/09/2014 at 13:00
We got rid of ours after we no longer used it...I dont think it was lazyness as such more boredom from the small amount of games available.
15/09/2014 at 13:31
That's the funny thing, I didn't realise the amount of games that there actually is available for it. At a car boot sale this weekend, I saw a guy selling loads of games for the wii - it was that actually the reminded me to dig it out! I just don't recall seeing many adverts for new games when they came out so missed them as such.
It's the wii fit plus game I have and there's loads of new games on it - H was peeing himself laughing at me last night trying to do some of the balance games. I was trying to strengthen my knee.... :-(
15/09/2014 at 13:38
I guess we got one when it was in the early stages I am sure there are plenty of games for it now. Tbh we never really looked after a few weeks of nothing we fancied!
Oh bless you how is your knee doing?
15/09/2014 at 14:57
We're still hooked on Mario Kart! We never bothered looking at any others because we still haven't finished the ones we did buy - H has two Zeldas that he has still to complete and I have Mario Galaxy to finish.
Knee is doing well thanks for asking - I've been very naughty with my physio of late so I'm trying to get back on track now!
15/09/2014 at 15:10
Glad its doing okay! Phsio what is that ;) I need to do some strengthening on my ankle I realised recently how crap it is!
15/09/2014 at 19:36
We don't use the Wii Fit but use the Wii a lot. We have picked up loads of games particularly lego games. It has really helped our son with his co-ordination which is good as he has dyspraxia. We have Cars 1 and 2 games, Mater tails, Indiano joines lego, Pirates of the Caribbean lego, Harry Potter Lego, Batman Lego, Lord of the Rings Lego, Super Mario, Winter Olympics, Mario Olympics, Snow boarding game, Clone Wars games, and Hot Wheel games to name but a few. We have had it about four years and we are probably going to buy a Wii U. We do limit the amount of time our son can play on it thow.
15/09/2014 at 20:42
We had one and hardly used it so gave it to Hs mum a while back. She does use hers but lost hers in a burglary so we thought we may as well let her have ours. I feel a bit bad I never really used it as I made H get me it for Christmas!
16/09/2014 at 08:52
PC - Physio is a drag but I always feel better after it so I know I should do it - it's just trying to find the time! Sending you loads of motivation vibes for doing your exercises on your ankle!
WF - that's pretty good usage for a console! In the beginning we just used the games that came with it and only bought a few extra ones - again, it's all about getting time to do it!
Dollyp - Nice of you to give it to her!
18/09/2014 at 10:39
We still use ours. We buy games off ebay, for under £3 each.
18/09/2014 at 11:34
Tayto you have inspired me..I might look to buy another wiì and balance board too use to strengthen my ankle!
18/09/2014 at 12:35
AK - I would ask for recs but I'm trying to stick to just the Wii Fit so I feel like I'm helping my knee!
PC - Excellent! It's rare that I ever inspire anyone!
18/09/2014 at 22:38
I have just got hubby to order me one and a board from cex £45!! Bargin
19/09/2014 at 11:11
Nice one CC! Is it the wii fit plus you got?
19/09/2014 at 11:17
I think so :)
19/09/2014 at 11:30
I love it - there are newer games on it that are more fun. I'm finding some hard though because I'm not stable enough on my knee so be careful with your ankle! There's one where you are a bird and you have to flap your arms to land on the podiums and H took a video of me doing it cos I looked hilarious! I wasn't impressed to be honest at the time but looking back at the video and it is funny, I'm all confused cos I can't land the bl00dy thing!
19/09/2014 at 11:35
Oh god that sounds hard! H is going to be in stirches then lol! I will be careful hoping it will help with my diet and exercise too lol
19/09/2014 at 11:38
Yeah, I think once you try it and if it's hard - leave it for now & try again when you're feeling stronger. That's what I'm doing anyway!
19/09/2014 at 11:53
Sounds like a good idea because my ankle strength is shockingly bad!
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