Sunday, March 22, 2009
Two Reasons I am a Blogging Slacker
I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that several people guessed one of my slacker reasons: Facebook. I am a facebook addict. I fully admit it. It has been so fun to reconnect with so many people I have lost touch with. And it is so great to keep up with family and friends that we live far away from. I initially joined facebook in order to share photos with my mom. But my blog pretty much replaced that need. In the meantime I discovered the most addicting aspect of facebook: Word Twist. When I consider the amount of time I've spent playing that game, I realize that I should be able to ace it every time I play. But I don't. I have a terrible memory these days. But I do love playing. I often use Word Twist as an incentive to get other stuff done. For instance, if I fold a load of laundry I reward myself with a game of Word Twist (in fact, I'm rewarding myself with a game as soon as I finish this post!). I used to spend a lot more time on facebook doing things like taking care of my Green Patch (and all my friends' Green Patches) and taking care of my virtual dog Mandy (and everyone else's dogs). It was actually a little psycho, in a way, because I couldn't sleep at night until I had fed, watered and played with several dogs. Thank goodness I got over that! I still occasionally take care of my Green Patch (I'm helping save the rain forest, you know), but I don't feel responsible for taking care of my friends' patches.
Nobody guessed the second reason! No--I am not pregnant. I won't ever be pregnant again. Reason number two is the Nintendo Wii. More specifically: Wii Fit. I have actually become a pretty avid exerciser. I actually use the Wii Fit, a "game" on the Wii called Fitness Coach and a few other things like walking and stepping. But it takes a chunk out of my day.
It seems like I'm always sharing conversations I have with Haven, so how about one I had a few days ago with Ryder?
Ryder came into my bedroom as I was putting my exercise clothes on:
Ryder: Mom, you doing Wii Fit?
Me: Yes! I am going to do Wii Fit.
Ryder: That awesome.
I love doing the Wii Fit with Ryder in the room. After every activity he cheers for me and tells me I'm doing a good job. He says, "Yea, mom!" He also tells me what he wants me to do. He often chooses hula hoop or the "lope" (this is actually the tight rope) or the penguin game. I actually prefer the boxing game (expert version) or the step games. I don't really appreciate being told that I am not the ideal weight on a daily basis, but that fact does give me some incentive for wanting to change that.
Fitness Coach is pretty good. I like it a lot because the workouts vary in focus every time between upper or lower body, core, flexibility and cardio. I can also choose the duration and track activities I do elsewhere. Maya (my virtual coach) kicks my butt all the time.
So there you have it. Two reasons I stink at blogging lately. I am going to try and do better. You know, for journaling purposes.