Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I am a champion at sitting

Lately, I've had an inexplicable amount of nervous energy, so today during naptime, I decided to play Wii Fit.

Win #1: I turned it on.

I had to put batteries in the fit board. It had been over a year since I'd played. My mii looked all slouchy and tired and sad. Hey, nobody likes a judgy mii. But then, just when I thought I was about to get scolded...

Win #2: It asked me where my husband had been lately. Score.

I did my "fitness test." My center of gravity was very far to the left. That's the baby carrying hip, people. Duh. But my weight was lower than the last time I played. (Yes, pre-baby. Yes. That could be a win. But we all know it's just Baby Girl's insistent habit of eating, so I'm not taking credit.)

I ran. I tried to hit imaginary soccer balls with my head (not very successfully). I made it about two yards on the imaginary tight rope. I almost sprained something pretending to hula hoop. And then, my ultimate win.

Win #3. Grand Champion. I got the high score on the Zen Meditation game. (Yes, competitive Zen Meditiation. Quiet, you.)

If you aren't familiar with the game, it is a balance game, the entire goal of which is to sit completely still on the balance board and focus on a picture of a flame. The game tries to distract you with some noises, movement, and a moth flickering by (and very disturbingly catching fire). If you move at all, the balance board detects it and the flame goes out, immediately ending the game.

People? I have never been able to sit for more than 30 seconds.

Today I stared at that flame for 150 seconds. Without moving. I sat still and focused on one thing for two and a half minutes. Without flinching or moving or jumping up to check twitter.

That? Makes me proud.

I'm linking up with the Be Enough Me Monday link up. Late again. But that's okay because I'm awesome at sitting. You should link up too. It's awesome.


  1. I was wii-fitting for a while and I'm very happy nobody was around to see me making a complete fool of myself. Have you tried the skateboard thing? I had to stop I was laughing so hard.

    :) Congrats on sitting!

  2. Thanks for linking up with Just Be Enough!

    I love this, especially the little disclaimer about not having jumped up to check twitter. It's tough to zen out lately!

  3. I've never played that. I have a hard time being still too. It's why pilates annoyed me so badly that I couldn't go back!

  4. That's awesome! I was really enjoying the vision of you bopping around, but I'm even happier to read that you managed that much stillness. I know how hard that is.

    Thanks for linking up again :)

  5. I have never played but I sure do have a hard time sitting still!

  6. man I suck at that Zen game! I sit there thinking I'm doing a great job and it gives me the sad Mii.

    You, are a rock star!

  7. I LOVE Wii fit! Go you, Grand Champion!

  8. Yeah for turning it on--and even more yeah for sitting still! And....thank you so much for linking up!