Wednesday, July 28, 2010

No Worse for the Wii

Momma. My dear sweet momma.

Truly an inspiration for overcoming fears and challenges of many types. For her, technology has been one of those hurdles to encounter with nothing less than stubborn determination and self-mockery.  If there are two things I have learned from this woman they are how to pray and how to laugh at myself. 
So, Momma got a wii. The same woman who when she used a computer for the first time, the mouse flew across the screen as if it were having a spasmotic seizure.  I had to set up the paint program so she could practice controlling the mouse by writing her name. She decided she wanted to get a wii fit.  That evening she took the instruction manual out and read it. Front to back. Well, front to mid-point. The rest was in Spanish. The next day, once she thought she was prepared enough, she wheeled the office chair to the exercise/sewing/storage room where she would set it all up. She successfully got everything to work and her first task was to create her mii.  She oh so carefully created a character in her likeness.  Hair color, hair cut, eye color, clothing type, body type, and body size. She decided she would be as accurate as she could and honestly picked shape and size. Being quite satisfied, she put in the wii fit disc. Her mii came bouncing out in her exercise outfit. Then it asked her to stand on the board to get her BMI (body mass index). Once she did, her mii began to expand before her eyes. Feeling a little deflated...or inflated, she continued with the instructions.  Being a woman of order, she had to do the first activity on the list. Hula-Hoop. 
The genetics in our family do not predispose us to be very coordinated people. Surprisingly she got the hang of it fairly quickly. Steadily the difficulty level got higher, but she was keeping up and really putting everything she had into it.  Perhaps a little too much into it.  She heard a pop and had a sharp pain in her hip. Thankfully she still had the office chair in the room because she had to use it for support to get back down the hall. Those pesky sacroiliac joints. So she was out of commission for a while and the chiropractor there was out of town and I'm a few hundred miles away. The next day she returned to the wii, but stayed away from the Hula-Hoop for a while.
 I am happy to report she never stopped using the wii and has regained full use of her hips...which have shrunk a little too.

Love you Momma.

1 comment:

  1. No more Hula Hoop, but I'm gettin' dang good at Rhythum Parade and not too shabby at Boxing.
    Love you Becky.